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Popular Independent Coffee House Expands to Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

31st August, 2018

Independent artisan coffee house, Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen, is opening its second outlet at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool on Saturday 8th September, with 50% off food for its weeklong soft launch. Specialising in wholesome freshly made food, the café which was launched in Waterloo in May 2017 by husband and wife team Graeme and Clare Farrington, will bring a diverse menu of locally sourced meat, fish, vegan, vegetarian and gluten free dishes to its new waterfront home.

The family-run business, with Graeme in the kitchen and Clare and her brother Sean at front of house, will become the latest independent to take up residency at the historic site, as part of the Dock’s commercial owners Aberdeen Standard Investments’ commitment to reshaping the retail and leisure offering, with a focus on emerging brands and businesses.

A chance meeting with one of the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool team led to Graeme and Clare viewing a unit in late 2017, although at the time they had no plans for an expansion. Graeme explained: “We’re still very much a young business but both Clare and I recognised that red-hot opportunities like this don’t come along every day and we knew we had to grasp it and take full advantage of what was being offered.”

Clare added: “We would never have dreamed about having a cafe on the Dock. As city residents, to us the Dock has always been the most prestigious of addresses and only for the likes of national operators. By reaching out to small independents the Dock team has given us the confidence to expand our business and we’re looking forward to welcoming our first dockside customers next month.”

Royal Albert Dock Liverpool © Royal Albert Dock Liverpool

Making the most of its new space on the Colonnades, with a 45-seated casual restaurant on one side, and an open kitchen with sandwich counter and bar on the other, Peaberry Coffee House gives eat-in diners and takeaway customers sweeping views of the Dock.

The café is named after its signature single plantation Brazilian Peaberry coffee beans, which are naturally processed and rich-flavoured, stocked by no other coffee shop in Liverpool. Special guest coffees will be available on a weekly basis, including additional single plantation coffee beans, which can be tracked right back to the each farm where they were grown. Alongside its smooth flavoursome coffee, customers can enjoy great-tasting locally sourced breakfast and lunch options.

Examples of the menu include:
• Black Pudding, Chorizo & Eggs on Toast – pan fried until crispy with white beans, served on toasted malted bloomer with harissa hummus
• Scrambled Tofu on Malted Bloomer Toast – with tumeric, lime & coriander, served on toasted malted bloomer (vegan)
• Veggie/Vegan Tower – beetroot & red cabbage slaw, topped with red chicory & goats cheese, or vegan cheese salad
• BBQ Brisket Bagel – sweet, sticky, slow braised beef brisket, edam cheese, house mayo, potato lattice chips
• Black Rice, Korean Beef & Duck Egg Salad – 4oz rump marinated in Korean sweet and spicy marinade, soft boiled duck egg & frissie leaf, bean & sweet nut salad

Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen
Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen

Merseyside favourite, The Little Macaron Shop, will be on hand to bake delicious patisserie cakes and rainbow coloured Macarons on a daily basis, in addition to the house-baked vegan cakes, which will include everything from Cherry & Almond Scones to Gluten-free Vegan Flapjacks. Diners will also be able to quench thirsts with a variety of beers and craft ales from Love Lane and Wigan Beer, along with wines from Clarke Jones, with Clare and Greame always choosing to use local independent suppliers and family-run businesses where possible.

Peaberry cakes
Little Macaron

"It’s great to welcome another independent company to the already diverse food and drink offering on the Dock, and someone we feel will complement the growing offering we are creating. We are certain that Peaberry Coffee House will be extremely popular with both locals and out of town visitors and we look forward to the launch."

Chris Wright