New independent to launch in Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Independent artisan coffee house, Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen, is opening its second outlet next week, Saturday, September 8, at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool.
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 owner 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 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.”
Making the most of its new space on the Colonnades, with a 45-seat casual restaurant on one side, and an open kitchen with sandwich counter and bar on the other, Peaberry Coffee House and Kitchen 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 back to each farm where they were grown.
Alongside its smooth flavoursome coffee, customers can enjoy great-tasting locally sourced breakfast and lunch options.
The business is also keen to involve local suppliers and outlets and 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 and almond scones to gluten-free vegan flapjacks.
Diners will also be able to quench their thirsts with a variety of beers and craft ales from Love Lane and Wigan Beer, along with wines from Clarke Jones.
Speaking about the newest addition to the Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, Aberdeen Standard portfolio manager, Chris Wright, said: “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 and Kitchen will be extremely popular with both locals and out of town visitors and we look forward to the launch.”