MerseyMade is preparing to celebrate the art of patisserie as part of a new collaboration with one of the city’s much loved independents, Artisane.
The South Liverpool bakery, best known for its traditional French breads, pastries, pies, cakes and macarons, is set to bring some of its finest delights to the menu at MerseyMade as the vibrant venue reveals plans for a brand new café called Scribble.
The new 50 cover eatery, which is set to open next month, will provide a relaxed and friendly setting for breakfast, a laid-back lunch or a catch up with family and friends. Boasting seating across two floors, Scribble is designed to give guests the chance to soak up the creative atmosphere in the surroundings of magnificent artworks and unique creations from over 100 local artists and artisans.
Scribble will feature upcycled tables and chairs at ground level as well as comfortable sofas in the heart of the open plan artists’ studios on the second floor, where visitors can enjoy cakes by Artisane alongside locally roasted speciality coffees, whilst talented artists, illustrators and makers work on their latest creations.
The kitchen at Scribble will be overseen by seasoned restaurateur, Sean Millar, who is renowned for acclaimed restaurants such as The Other Place, The Side Door and Pruno.
He said: “In the same way MerseyMade champions the work of the region’s artists and creators, Scribble is designed to celebrate our talented local food producers and Artisane is up there with the best. I’ve known the team behind Artisane for many years and I’m absolutely thrilled to be featuring a selection of their locally made pastries, pies, quiches and breads on the menu at Scribble.
“As well as daily specials from Artisane, the menu will also include comforting classics with a twist such as eggs benedict, served with ham hock, marinated in honey and mustard; and signature dishes including Scribble’s open sandwich, which combines homemade hashbrowns, streaky bacon and fried egg with smashed avocado, tomato and onion relish and toasted ciabatta. MerseyMade is an incredible venue and I’m looking forward to working with founder, Vicky Gawith, and her team to create a café that will be a true reflection of the unique buzz and energy that runs through the place.”
Anne-Louise Bouffard-Roupe of Artisane, said:
“We’re 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 family run local business, we’re super excited about working with the team at MerseyMade as we bring a hand-picked selection of Artisane favourites to the menu at Scribble. It’s fantastic to be on board as Scribble starts to take shape and we’re very much looking forward to being a part of the new food and drink offering at such a fabulous creative space.”
Speaking on the plans for Scribble, 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 expertise in the restaurant industry with Artisane’s wonderful pastries, breads and cakes is set to be a great recipe for success. It’s an extremely exciting time for MerseyMade and we can’t wait to unveil Scribble in the coming weeks.”
A creative oasis in Liverpool city centre, MerseyMade features a charming shop, café, artists’ studios and an events space. Visitors can find a treasure trove of delights ranging from original paintings, prints and jewellery to homeware, organic skincare, craft gins, gifts and cards.
Among the local creators based in the studios at MerseyMade are mixed media illustrator, Jenny Dunlop; abstract artist, Jessica Slack; graphic designer, Sophie Green; nail artist, Kristen Dunlop; and textile artist, Alistair Mc Cready with emerging artists regularly being invited to apply for studio space.
Scribble, which will replace the Gordon Smith café, will also bring extended opening hours to MerseyMade with the venue opening from 8.30am – 6pm from Monday – Wednesday; 8.30am – 10pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday; and 10am – 5pm on Sundays.
MerseyMade, which celebrates its third anniversary later this year, is located in the historic Chancery Building on the corner of Paradise Street, steps away from Liverpool ONE.
To find out more about MerseyMade and the venue’s summer programme of creative events, please visit merseymade.uk.