“No avo, no keto, just baps” – the no-nonsense northern butty shop

The "no messing brekkies & butties" sandwich shop is coming to First Street

Tapas or tacos always goes down well but do you ever just fancy a nostalgic butty with a packet of Seabrooks?

The ingenius team behind the award-winning street food venue GRUB are launching a simple new sandwich shop concept called CAFF.

“CAFF is proud to be proper northern,” says founder, Jason Bailey. “It will encapsulate the best elements of a classic sandwich shop – simple, comforting and delicious food served in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.”

CAFF aims to be refreshingly simple, rejecting the complication of strict diets and the trend of avocado on everything, hence the slogan “no avo, no keto, just baps”.

Jason added: “We’ve taken the classic northern butty shop that’s existed for generations and thrown it into the mix with our approach to supporting proper local producers.”

The refreshingly simple new sandwich shop promises to use only local suppliers.

“At CAFF, you can be confident that you’ll be served tasty and hearty food with classic northern flavours at its core.”

The menu will contain classic British delicacies like freshly made breakfast rolls (barms or baps to you) and traditional cold sandwiches alongside other grab-and-go convenience foods like pastries and snacks.

“We can’t wait to give First Street and the people of Manchester a proper feed.”

The team behind GRUB will be launching CAFF with the support of First Street.

Jamie Hills, Development Director at Ask Real Estate, landowner and developer of the First Street Estate commented: “We’re pleased to support a local, independent business with CAFF. They will provide a quality and good value breakfast and lunch offering to the First Street neighbourhood, specialising in no-nonsense great butties. CAFF will add to our diverse mix of operators at First Street where we continue to attract new businesses and employers to the estate.”

CAFF will be situated at First Street’s Food and Drink kiosk in Tony Wilson Place and will be open from 8am-3pm Monday-Friday.

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