AFC BOURNEMOUTH legend Steve Fletcher and first team star Nathan Ake showed their support for the fans at the relaunch of the refurbished Cherries Cafe.

Cafe owner Mandy Norris, who changed the name of her business from The Curzon Diner in honour of the Cherries' Premier League promotion in 2015, was thrilled the pair made time to attend.

The cafe, on Curzon Road, Springbourne, is a fans' favourite, where the decor boasts lots of memorabilia charting the rise of the town's football club.

Mandy told the Daily Echo: "It was lovely, it went really well.

"We've just had a complete refurbishment, new kitchen, new electrics, decoration, everything.

"We've been closed for three weeks, working around the clock to get it all done."

The colour scheme is still very much black and red in honour of the team, with even more Cherries memorabilia on the way.

Mandy said: "This was arranged a long time before the refurbishment, as I used to work at the club.

"I contacted the club and asked if they would kindly allow some players to come along and they were more than happy to oblige.

"Since we changed the name to Cherries our customers have always told us this is now the official cafe for home supporters on match days.

"It is very much the Cherries' fans cafe, even in the week we have lots of fans coming in.

"As they left Steve did say he's going to have to come back and try some of our food."

Cooked breakfasts available include the 'Cherries', which is sausage, bacon, egg, mushrooms, hash browns, tomato and toast.

For those with a larger appetite the 'Premiership' option proves popular ­– which boasts two sausages, two rashers of bacon, two eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, a couple of hash browns, beans and toast.

There is even, now due to popular demand, a vegetarian option aptly named 'Vitality.'