The Deansgate cafe that turns into a cocktail bar at night
A new cafe-bar has just opened on Deansgate, with design features that allow it to be transformed from a coffee shop in the daytime to a cocktail den at night.
Over Under promises to 'strip back coffee and bar culture to what really matters; quality coffee, refreshingly contemporary cocktails and an inventive food menu, all served with incredibly friendly service and good live music vibes.'
Over by day
By day it will serve coffee and brunch, working with award-winning roaster Assembly Coffee and executive chef Paul Davies.
Sustainability is important to them – their coffee is carefully sourced to ensure a stable and fair price for single producer farmers in Columbia (and it consistently scores highly in blind tastings).
The simple yet considered menu features contemporary classics such as American-style pancakes, smashed avocado, chorizo hash and Ruben toastie. Over Under sources the best ingredients from independent local suppliers wherever possible such as Brades Farm Dairy in Lancaster, Brownie Owl for cakes in Stockport. and Williams of Flint butchers in Flint.
Under by night
Over Under takes the coffee shop to cocktail bar concept one step further than you might expect. Using clever design techniques which involve flipping tabletops and changing wall set-ups, the atmosphere transforms to create the perfect backdrop your night.
Over Under by night serves up a varied, contemporary cocktail menu and entertainment from the best emerging talent in its monthly Live Sessions.
The cocktail menu has been devised by J Riviera from multi award-winning Brooklyn Gin. It features favourites with a twist and coffee-inspired cocktails such as the Coffee Choco Negroni and Espresso Martinis.
The evening small plates selection complements the drinks on offer, with dishes such as Burrata with sour dough and Green pesto and crab sliders.
Owner Ed Barry has already established two London Over Under cafe-bars – one in Earl's Court and one in West Brompton. He says, “We’re appealing to coffee lovers, cocktail fans and people who want a relaxed place to chill with friends or colleagues in the day or evening.
“We have a whole host of artists signed up to play over the summer as part of our ‘Live Sessions’, and we look forward to welcoming those from the local area and further afield to check them out.”