From coffee and fresh pastries first thing to curated wines and small plates come evening, this self-styled “all-day European drinkery” and carry-out teams your favourite liquid refreshment to its appropriate accompaniment, sweet or savoury.
All your morning comforts are here, including macchiatos and mochas, English breakfast tea and hot chocolate to dunk those locally made croissants and Danishes into. Cocktail hour, and there’s a chocolatey vodka espressito and a gin-based rhubarb and raspberry spritz among the choices brought to you by the experts at Sunlight House bar Schofield’s. Beers include bottles such as Yammerhouse American Pale from Rawtenstall’s Northern Whisper, with draught CruzCampo served in a schooner, or two-thirds of a pint in old money. A Basque cider is on offer and the wines include weekly specials: for red, think the likes of Pierre Cotton Gamay Vin de France; for whites, Germany’s Emil Bauer Sex Drugs & Rock n Roll, Just Riesling For Me Thanks! Food errs towards snacks, including habas fritas and Gordal olives, and small plates, the likes of smashed avocado with Pimenton el Angel smoked sweet paprika, burrata with green pesto or the house tostado of jamón Serrano, Manchego cheese and membrillo quince jelly – order just for yourself or dig in tapas style. Sharers include a cheeseboard with three choices plus condiments, such as grapes, and a charcuterie platter of three cured meats with pickles, such as cornichons – there’s also an Atomeca board with a bit of both.
Suppliers are local and include Pot Kettle Black’s Half Dozen Other with pastries and bread, and Ducie Street bakery Gooey with cakes and bakes, cookies and buns. Located in the Deansgate Square towers, Atomeca is open to both residents and non-residents, and, if you like something, you can also take away, wherever you live.
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