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Great Western Arcade welcomes back Morridge as its latest food retailer
Great Western Arcade, will be welcoming the return of bespoke breakfast eatery, Morridge, as a permanent retailer.
Following its success as a porridge pop-up trike stall, founder Naomi Morris, who will now be joined in the venture by her brother James, an experienced barista, is expanding the concept to incorporate his specialist coffee and a lunchtime menu. With a continuation of healthy and sustainable wholesome ingredients, menu items will include homemade plant-inspired burgers with an oat grain pattie, topped with fresh salads, slaws and sauces.
James and Naomi, who have complementing skills in food and beverage, as well as a shared passion for hospitality, had the combined vision of finding the perfect unit to create a café, which would provide its fast-paced food and drink concept with the option for consumers to enjoy a relaxed café atmosphere. The café will be a continuation of Morridge’s nod to the sixties, with an inviting fusion between retro and contemporary styles running throughout.
Shaun Mountain, centre manager at Great Western Arcade, said,
After its successful pop-up at Great Western Arcade last year, we are thrilled to welcome Morridge back. Its porridge recipes were not only delicious but also really convenient for people passing through, and its lunch menu is set to be equally as wholesome and warming. Morridge’s values go hand in hand with the Arcade and it is a great advocate of a sustainable independent business, so we can’t wait for its doors to open.’’
Naomi Morris, Morridge founder, said:
I am delighted to be returning to Great Western Arcade, which is such a prominent and well-connected location. With my brother James on board, we will specialise in oats and coffee, paying attention to the atmosphere, and endeavour for customers to come and feel part of Morridge. We are really excited to reintroduce our lunchtime specials, which were so successful at Digbeth Dining Club”.
The importance of promoting quality local produce and staff wellbeing will remain at the forefront of Morridge. As well as environmental concerns and practices including upcycling and packaging, the use of reusable cups and bowls, as well as recycling food waste and coffee grind being used to promote a sustainable business.’’
Naomi Morris is a local chef entrepreneur who has worked in the kitchens of highly regarded restaurants in this country and overseas, including a stage at Tom Kerridge’s Hand and Flowers and worked at Rick Stein in Mollymook, Australia. James, who has been paramount in assisting with Morridge in its inauguration, initially developed his passion for coffee when working for world-renowned coffee roasters, Monmouth Coffee Company in London.
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