Environmentally conscious café-restaurant hybrid Grano, has opened its doors to the people of Hulme – marking its first week of trade with a grand opening on Friday 27th November. The night, complete with complimentary Prosecco, showcased everything the shop had to offer – from fresh artisan foods to world beers and wines.
Manager, Boki Shinebayar, a graduate of Manchester Metropolitan University and former member of the gardening society, is passionate about the ethical values of the shop. In addition, he is passionate about sourcing produce as sustainably as possible and running day-to-day operations in an eco-conscious manner.
Entertainment on the night came in the form of Sarah de Warren, a Manchester-based singer/songwriter, who regularly tours the North West. Her velvety vocals filled the room with a smooth acoustic ambience; fitting of the general tone of the shop.
The food menu is simple yet tantalising; spanning hot options such as paellas, ciabattas and pizza. There is also a breadth of wholesome meat-based and vegetarian-friendly sandwiches.
However, those looking for an evening drink could also confide in Grano, with the bar area offering a multitude of wines, beers and ciders, as well as juices and soft drinks for the sober among us.
Grano has a lot to offer. Its warm interior comprises of bespoke tables and wine racks made from recycled wood. Part of its erudite earthy style, makes for an appeasing and comfortable surrounding.
During the day, the glass shop front allows natural light to flood into the building; creating a sense of healthy openness, and ideal for some classic coffee shop-window gazing.
TNT Lifestyle James Skipper