New coffee shop coming to Cross Street – and it will support Manchester artists

To mark the opening of Bold Street Coffee’s first Manchester site, Manc Wanderer will be the first artist to exhibit

Bold Street Coffee – Liverpool’s award-winning speciality coffee shop – has opened its doors on Cross Street.

Serving up speciality coffee that’s roasted in-house and independent guest roasters on rotation, Bold Street Coffee has built a community of avid coffee connoisseurs who can enjoy the likes of carefully blended flat whites, mocha, espresso, cortado, cappuccino, latte, americano, short and long black, piccolo and batch brew as well as a selection of teas and iced drinks.

BSC Cross Street is both family and dog friendly, with babaccino and puppaccinos available as well as an entire breakfast, lunch and brunch menu.

Breakfast dishes include buoys – scrambled egg with melted cheese inside a lightly toasted brioche bun.

Diners can add sausage patty, bacon, have it veggie with hash brown, fried egg, avocado, mushroom, cheese and onion jam, or there’s a vegan buoy with a vegan brioche bun, aubergine patty, scrambled tofu, hash brown, vegan cheese, spinach and onion jam.

Guests will also find egg boxes with granary toast, scrambled egg, melted cheese, avocado, tomato with a choice of bacon and sausage.

There’s also a veggie egg box, and a no carb box with scrambled egg, melted cheese, bacon, mushroom, tomato, avocado and rocket.

There’s also the option of a classic or veggie full English, while butties include bacon, sausage, chicken katsu club, egg mayo, tuna mayo and chickpea and avocado.

Sweet options include yogurt with granola, berry compote and honey, porridge and super porridge.

Bold Street Coffee prides itself on using its space to support local artists, championing their work and showcasing it as a gallery throughout the space.

To mark the opening of BSC’s first Manchester site, Manc Wanderer will be the first artist to exhibit.

The Manc Wanderer – also known as Nathan Whittaker – is a local Manchester-based artist who will display his work in Bold Street Coffee, with five pieces being exclusive to the venue as they have never been printed before.

Nathan has amassed over 26,000 followers on his Instagram page where he showcases his love for his hometown, celebrating Manchester in all its glory including a focus on the less picturesque parts of the city that are part of Mancunians’ everyday lives.

Throughout lockdown, Nathan, who lives in the city centre, wanted to document the eeriness of the usually bustling area.

His two main photography subjects are live music and cityscapes and with live music out of the question, he turned his focus on solely documenting the city.

Photo: Manc Wanderer

“I’m so grateful to BSC Cross Street for giving me the opportunity to display my work in what will be my first exhibition of Manchester photos,” said Nathan.

“Having sold my prints for over a year in Afflecks at the wonderful Be Your Gallery, it’s great that we can collaborate with this display of images showing off my favourite parts of the city in a space that’s just about to open – it feels even more exciting that it’s a new thing for all involved.

“Being from Liverpool, I’d forgive the team at BSC if they wanted to reference their own city in the new location, but for them to get involved with Manchester artists such as myself (as well as giving us a nod with some menu specials I can’t wait to try…) it’s even more of an excuse to give them a big welcome to our city!”

Matt Farrell, director of Bold Street Coffee, added: “It’s a very exciting time to be opening our second BSC site – this time in Manchester.

“Our Liverpool venue has created a wonderful community of people and we very much look forward to welcoming all of our guests to our Manchester site and meeting some new faces.

“BSC’s core focus will always be producing stand out coffee using our house and guest blends, as well as producing tasty food that can be enjoyed in the venue or when guests grab and go. 

“We’ve always wanted to use our space to support local artists and showcase their talent.

“Our Liverpool-based exhibitions have always been well received and it gives the artists a platform to sell their work, meet other like minded individuals and engage with anyone who is curious and wants to know more about their pieces.

“We’re really excited to welcome Nathan and his pieces to BSC on Cross Street as the first artist to exhibit there.”


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