MerseyMade, the creative hub in Liverpool city centre, is gearing up to celebrate the art of baking in a new collaboration with one of the city’s most beloved independents, Artisane.
The south Liverpool bakery, best known for its traditional French breads, pastries, tarts, cakes and macaroons, is set to bring some of its best delicacies to the MerseyMade menu as the bustling venue reveals plans for a brand new cafe called Scribble.
The new 50-seat restaurant, due to open next month, will provide a relaxed and convivial setting for breakfast, a casual lunch or a get-together with family and friends.
Boasting seating on two floors, Scribble is designed to give guests the opportunity to soak up the creative atmosphere in the surrounding area of stunning artwork and unique creations from over 100 local artists and artisans.
Scribble will include upcycled tables and chairs on the ground floor as well as comfy sofas in the heart of open-plan artist studios on the second floor, where visitors can enjoy Artisane cakes alongside locally roasted specialty coffees, while talented artists, illustrators and makers work on their latest designs.
Scribble’s kitchen will be overseen by a seasoned restaurateur, Sean Millarwhich is renowned for its acclaimed restaurants such as The Other Place, The Side Door and Pruno.
He said: “In the same way that MerseyMade champions the work of local artists and designers, Scribble is designed to celebrate our talented local food producers and Artisane is among the very best. I have known the team behind Artisane for many years and am absolutely delighted to feature a selection of their locally made pastries, pies, quiches and breads on the menu at Scribble.
“In addition to Artisane’s daily specials, the menu will also include revisited comforting classics such as eggs Benedict, served with pork knuckle, marinated in honey and mustard; and signature dishes including Scribble’s open-faced sandwich, which combines homemade hash browns, streaky bacon and fried eggs with smashed avocado, tomato and onion relish and toasted ciabatta . MerseyMade is an amazing place and I look forward to working with the founder, Vicky Gawith, and her team to create a cafe that will truly reflect the unique buzz and energy that runs through the place.
Anne-Louise Bouffard-Roupe d’Artisane, said:
“We are hugely supportive of MerseyMade’s mission to champion local independent businesses and this new collaboration is a perfect fit for Artisane, marking our return to Liverpool city centre.
“As a local family business, we are delighted to be working with the team at MerseyMade as we bring a handpicked selection of Artisane favorites to Scribble’s menu. It’s fantastic to be on board as Scribble is starting to take shape and we look forward to being part of the new food and drink offering in such a fabulous creative space.
Speaking about Scribble’s plans, MerseyMade founder Vicky Gawith added:
“Creative talent is at the heart of everything we do at MerseyMade and Scribble will be no exception. Combining Sean’s food knowledge and restaurant industry expertise with Artisane’s wonderful pastries, breads and cakes is a great recipe for success. It’s an extremely exciting time for MerseyMade and we look forward to unveiling Scribble in the weeks to come. »
A creative oasis in Liverpool city centre, MerseyMade has a charming boutique, café, artist studios and event space. Visitors can find a treasure trove of delights ranging from original paintings, prints and jewelry to homewares, organic skincare, artisan gins, gifts and cards.
Local designers based at MerseyMade studios include mixed media illustrator, Jenny Dunlop; abstract artist, Jessica Slack; graphic designer, Sophie Green; nail artist, Kristen Dunlop; and textile artist, Alistair McCready with emerging artists regularly invited to apply for studio space.
Scribble, which will replace the Gordon Smith cafe, will also bring extended opening hours to MerseyMade with the venue opening from 8.30am to 6.00pm Monday to Wednesday; 8.30 a.m. – 10 p.m. every Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday.
MerseyMade, which celebrates its third anniversary later this year, is located in the historic Chancery Building on the corner of Paradise Street, a short walk from Liverpool ONE.