A young cafe worker reportedly turned up for her shift on three separate occasions to find the building empty - as regulars raise fears over its future.

The 23-year-old, who wanted to remain anonymous, had worked at the independent Perkys Coffee House in Wooburn Green since it first opened four years ago but has apparently had no response from the owner when she has asked about the popular cafe's ongoing and mysterious closure.

After turning up to her shift to find the cafe shut, she reportedly messaged the owner to ask why - only to be "ignored".

She even cut her holiday short to turn up for work, but was left confused to find the cafe shut when she arrived for her shift.

Lorraine Kelly said: "My daughter went in twice for a shift but turned up and it was shut without anyone contacting her.

"The third time she was on her way and another member of staff contacted her to tell her it was shut again.

"She texted the owner to ask him what was happening and never heard a thing.

"She worked there from the day it opened, he hasn't even bothered to send a message to say 'I'm really sorry we're closed'.

"She was incredibly loyal to them.

"She was away for a week and came back early for a shift on a Friday to find it was shut. I was furious."

With the cafe opening sporadically, the owner is now said to have "no staff left" because workers have apparently "had enough" of not knowing whether the cafe was opening or not.

It has since been closed for almost two months - and seemingly for good - even though Google says the coffee house is "temporarily closed".

Lorraine added: "They have been so hit and miss, they have not been announcing whether they are opened or closed.

"People arrange to have a coffee with friends and they turn up and it is shut so now people are going to the place next door.

"I think they lost a lot of business because of that.

"The owner had no staff, all of his staff have had enough, they just left.

"I don't blame them, you can't stay in a job where one day it's open and one day it's not.

"I think he was left in a position where the only member of staff he had left was my daughter."

Perkys has long been a favourite for those heading out for a cup of coffee or lunch and was named after the owner's cottage because they wanted it to feel like a "home from home" for visitors.

Their website gives no indication that it is shut and their Facebook page was last updated on August 12.

In a Facebook post on August 11, they apologised for their "erratic" opening times, which they blamed on "unforeseen circumstances".

They added: "However, you will be pleased to hear, that as of tomorrow we will be back to our normal trading hours. The Perkys team are excited to see you all again and we hope you are too.

"Thanks again for the continued support you give to your local coffee shop."

Despite this, there is no explanation for their latest closure.

The Bucks Free Press has attempted to contact the owner but has not had a response.