The Kampus neighbourhood in Manchester city centre is set to welcome a new bakery, florist and bagel shop hybrid as Bread Flower take charge of the Bungalow.
The business, founded by baker Maya Black and florist Scarlett Jamieson, will occupy the landmark building – formerly a security cabin and built on stilts – in the run-up to Christmas and beyond.
Visitors will be able to grab open bagel sandwiches to eat in or take away from the Kampus bakery, with menu items including salt beef and a bagel French toast.
Bags of Bread Flower’s handmade sourdough bagels will be on sale by the dozen or half-dozen.
On the floristry side of things, Scarlett will be creating bouquets, wreaths and table centre-pieces to order, as well as selling smaller bunches in store.
The Bread Flower bundles – featuring freshly-baked bagels, schmears (flavoured cream cheese), Manchester Smokehouse salmon (or a vegan carrot alternative) and hand-tied flowers – will make a return too.
New Christmas morning hampers will include added festive extras, like sparkling wine from Le Social, Blossom Coffee, and sticky buns. These can be pre-ordered and collected on either December 23 or 24.
A series of events will run as part of the Bread Flower residency – expect workshops dedicated to wreath-making, or sustainable Christmas decorations, as well as a Hanukkah-inspired supper club with games and storytelling.
There’ll be an Indie Winter Market too, offering trading pitches to local businesses like Beaches & Cream, Shy Seagull and Prestwich Gin.
Maya said: “We’re really looking forward to opening the Bread Flower cafe in the Bungalow.
“Kampus has been a home for us for a few months now, hosting various events like our supper clubs and yoga brunch, and of course delivering our bundles, but this four-week residency will be bigger and better than anything we’ve done before.
“We’ve got lots of lovely festive events lined up, like our Hanukkah supper club, Indie Winter Markets with wonderful local traders and weekly floral workshops too; offering what we hope is a genuine independent alternative for shoppers with delicious produce and unique gifts.”
The Bread Flower cafe at The Bungalow will be open from Friday 26 November until the end of January.
Its opening hours will be 8am to 2pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Featured Image – Bread Flower