Longford Park Cafe is now open 9.30am during the week and 10am on the weekend, closing 5pm every day.
Initially the cafe will serve coffee, cake, sandwiches and ice creams. This will be extended to also offering bread in partnership with Uprising Bakery, warm scones from the oven at 3pm, a full brunch menu at weekends, slow cooks & stews for lunch, homemade kid’s lunch & occasional summer barbecues.
Find out more about Caffeine & Co by visiting their Facebook site
Also, more information on Caffeine & Co and Hulme’s Uprising Bakehouse can be found in a recent Manchester Confidential article.
More about the Edwardian Bungalow:
The best way to preserve older buildings such as the Edwardian Bungalow is to put them back into productive use and this scheme will restore an attractive building in the Longford Park conservation area as well providing the local community with a cafe, community space and centrally located toilets.
The conversion of the building comprises replacing roof coverings, repairs to timbers, new windows and doors, re-pointing and general repairs plus the internal rearrangement of facilities to provide a new cafe with an associated toilet block which can be opened up separately. Externally, a new paved seating area is to be created for use by the cafe.
The following news release was issued by Trafford Council on the 25th July 2013 :-
A new café in Longford Park, Caffeine and Co, opened to the public on Sunday 21st July.
The café, housed in the Edwardian Bungalow which has now been fully renovated, will bake its own bread on the premises in partnership with Uprising Bakehouse, a small bakery from Manchester started by a group of people intent on reviving real bread in the community. The bakery is passionate about using almost entirely seasonal, locally sourced ingredients and authentic, organic products.
The café will initially offer a range of snacks and refreshments and once fully operational will also serve more substantial meals. As well as warm scones being served fresh from the oven at 3pm daily, customers can also enjoy a full brunch menu at weekends, slow cooks and stews for lunch as well as homemade kid’s lunches and occasional summer barbecues.
In addition, the building will also house a disabled toilet and changing facility for children and adults with disabilities. This is one of only two such units in Trafford, making the park accessible to parents and carers, meaning they can spend longer hours outside of the home and enjoy their day in the park.
The new facilities have been made possible due to funding from Aiming High, an initiative to improve services for disabled children and their families.
Executive Councillor Alan Mitchell commented: “The park has been crying out for this kind of facility for a number of years and I’m sure it will be a much welcomed addition to the community. I look forward to its use and enjoyment by local people.”