A host of new features are being lined up for Bold Street Coffee when it returns to its original home later this year.
The team behind the popular café has joined forces with Liverpool food and drink company Graffiti Spirits Group as it plans to expand its space and offering at 89 Bold Street.
Owners Sam Tawil and Katy Monty recently raised more than £35,000 in a successful crowdfunding campaign, which aimed to generate £30,000 of the £75,000 total required to fund a fit-out at the site, enabling the coffee shop to open up there again.
Graffiti Spirits Group, which is behind popular bars and eateries including Santa Maluco, Salt Dog Slims, Slim’s Pork Chop Express and Santa Chupitos, allowed Bold Street Coffee to host pop-ups in its venues during the Kickstarter and period of closure at 89 Bold Street.
The new-look shop is scheduled to launch on Bold Street in phases, with the coffee shop element due to return in October this year and a potential downstairs bar expected to follow in 2019.
The Bold Street Coffee and Graffiti Spirits Group partnership is also set to pave the way for a new open kitchen and menu, and a meetings room at the site.
Commenting on the café’s return, Sam and Katy say: “Due to our landlords reconfiguring the site at 89 Bold Street, we launched the Kickstarter campaign needing to raise £30k of the £75k required to fund the fit-out to get back in and expand our offering.
“Graffiti Spirits Group has always been hugely supportive, allowing us to hold pop-ups in their venues during the Kickstarter campaign and now at Santa Maluco, but their advice and expertise since has been incredible. “We knew we wanted to do something a little bit different when we got back into 89 but obviously our experience lies in coffee shops. Partnering with Graffiti Spirits Group means that we have access to their incredible know-how and contacts so that we can take Bold Street Coffee to the next level.”
Graffiti Spirits Group’s co-founder, Matt Farrell adds: “We think independent businesses are hugely important to Liverpool’s growing food and drink scene. Having been friends with Sam and Katy for many years, we obviously were devastated for them when problems arose with the venue. We saw a great brand alignment and after hosting the pop-ups, we wanted to work with them on the new Bold Street Coffee concept.
“Being partners allows us to help Bold Street Coffee in expanding the brand and becoming the number one independent coffee shop in the North West. We will be adding a brand new open kitchen and menu, meetings room, as well as a small bespoke bar offering, yet not forgetting the classic things that made the shop so popular with ourselves and other regulars.
“It’s a great tale of two independent, local businesses coming together to give something back to the city again.”