IF YOU fancy a Belgian waffle or hot chocolate before your next commute then The Monuments Coffee Kiosk is the perfect pit-stop.

The family-run Flahute Coffee Company have taken over the previously vacant counter space within Inverkeithing train station.

And, as of Monday, they'll be open to anyone grabbing the train or cyclists passing through for a quick brew.

They'll open initially between 7am and 2pm to judge interest and preferred opening hours.

The kiosk had been empty since March last year when shop owners Tommy Gadziejewski and wife Christine called it quits after 12 years of service.

The responsibility of keeping commuters and the public fed and watered now rests with Alan Wyllie, his wife, Dot, and her sister, Judy.

Alan and Dot decided in 2017 to combine their passions for coffee, cycling and a good blether to launch Flahute Coffee Company – a mobile artisan coffee business.

It has since expanded to three 'wagons' and they pitched up at Markinch train station more than a year ago.

They jumped at the chance to open in Inverkeithing and Alan told the Press: "Inverkeithing station has such a large footfall and as we ease out of lockdown and more people start using public transport again, it's only going to get busier.

"We offer a fun, personal service and we're looking forward to getting started.

"We'll be offering hot drinks, such as lattes and cappuccinos, but our Belgian hot chocolate is legendary and has to be tried.

"We also have a hot waffle iron which we can't leave to waste so that'll compliment all the fresh pastries we'll be offering. We'll have traybakes like shortbread and we'll use as many local businesses as we can for other items.

"It's exciting for us and, after a lot of hard work in getting the place ready, we're almost there."

The company name derives from the term the French use to call tough and hardy cyclists who often bettered their rivals.

Alan added: "With coffee and cycling being my main passions, I felt this would be a great way of bringing them both together.

"We've supported cycling events in the past (including Fife Cycle Speedway at Queen Anne High School) and we know that many cyclists plan their routes based around where they stop to take on more calories again. Cyclists reading this are more than welcome."