From saucy Neopolitan sandwiches by MIRA to NYC-inspired subs from Super Happy, 2022 is becoming the year of the sandwich in Manchester. However, joining the sarnie gang this October is a dead good sandwich shop full of Northern pride and produce.
The team behind street food venue GRUB are launching their very own sandwich shop from October 17th, situated at First Street’s food and drink kiosk in Tony Wilson Place. Known as CAFF, this latest lunch spot is proud to be “proper northern” and aims to encapsulate the best elements of a classic sandwich shop – simple, comforting and delicious food all served in a welcoming and friendly atmosphere.
Owner and Founder of CAFF, Jason Bailey, said: “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.”
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, visitors will 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 and traditional cold sandwiches alongside other grab and go convenience foods like pastries and snacks.
CAFF will 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. To find out more about CAFF visit their website here.
CAFF opens on October 17th October at Tony Wilson Place, M15 4FN and will be open Monday-Friday, from 8am-3pm.