Bitesize News: Liverpool’s Food & Drink Round-up
Edition #20 November 2017
Words by Lawrence Saunders
Swedish-style coffee shop to open on Woolton Road
A new Swedish-inspired coffee shop is set to open on Woolton Road.
‘Fika’ will serve traditional Scandinavian delicacies such as cinnamon rolls, Smørrebrød (open sandwiches) and chokladbullar (chocolate balls).
Expected to open in early December, Fika is a concept in Scandinavian culture which means to have coffee and cake with friends.
Anthony Grice, who is behind the new venue which will replace a former off licence near Mosspits Lane Primary School, says: “Our aim is to bring people together by taking time out of their busy day to stop what they’re doing, forget about life for an hour, and spend some time with friends.”
New restaurant The Florist to open in the former Old Blind School
A new restaurant is to open in the former Old Blind School pub on Hardman Street.
Known as ‘The Florist’, guests are being promised a venue which will deliver an “uplifting experience” and wide-selection of cocktails and ales alongside a “vibrant food menu”.
Chris Hill, CEO of The New World Trading Company, which is behind the new venue, says: “We are excited to be opening our second Florist in the former Old Blind School pub.
“The Florist will be following in the success of our other venues, The Club House and Smugglers Cove.”
The Florist will be opening its doors at 24 Hardman Street at the beginning of 2018.
Green light for new Rococo in commercial district
A popular independent Liverpool coffee house has been given the go-ahead to open its second venue.
The new Rococo will be based on the ground floor of the Grade II*-listed Tower Building on Water Street.
Rococo Coffee House Ltd, which has been running its Lord Street food and drink destination since 2008, will aim to “enhance the character” of the former recruitment agency office and create full and part-time job opportunities.