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CAFF at First Street
CAFF at First Street

CAFF is proud to be ‘proper northern’ and that encapsulates the best elements of a classic sandwich shop – simple, comforting and delicious food served in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere. CAFF can be found at First Street’s food and drink kiosk in Tony Wilson Place, serving up ‘no messing brekkies and butties’ from 8am-3pm Monday-Friday.

“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. We can’t wait to give First Street and the people of Manchester a proper feed” says Jason Bailey, GRUB owner and founder.

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”. At CAFF expect tasty and hearty food with classic northern flavours. The menu includes freshly made breakfast rolls and traditional cold sandwiches alongside other grab-and-go convenience foods like pastries and snacks.

Despite its no-nosene approach, the pop-up venue will still maintain an inclusive range, mirroring the standard offering with a vegan and gluten-free option where possible. Ingredients will come from local, traditional, family-run butchers and bakers such as Robinsons Artisan Family Bakery of Failsworth or Littlewoods Butchers of Heaton Moor where possible. Catering and delivery options will be available for ‘office butty runs’, casual events or anyone who loves stuff in bread.

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