Coffee shop to open second Liverpool outlet

Owners of Italian coffee shop Gran Caffè are to open a second outlet in Liverpool city centre 10 years after launching their first venue. Tony McDonough reports

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Italian coffee house Gran Caffè is to open a second Liverpool city centre outlet


Italian coffee shop, pasticceria and gelateria Gran Caffè is to open its second outlet in Liverpool city centre.

Originally opened as P&D Deli by brothers Paolo and Donato Cillo in Williamson Square, the shop has become a favourite for its Italian coffee, freshly baked Italian pastries, sandwiches served on their homemade sourdough bread and gelato.

Now its second venue is to open in Duke Street later this month. It will serve a selection of Italian breakfast dishes including their croissants that are handmade each day by the pastry team.

From classic croissants to those with delicious fillings including pistachio, strawberry and Nutella, customers can also tuck into traditional Italian donuts, pasticiottos and a large selection of classic Italian cakes, Sicilian cannoli, pancakes and waffles.

A menu dedicated to Gran Caffè’s homemade artisan gelato can also be found with a range of flavours on offer and vegan cakes and gelato are also available for guests.

Also on offer are brunch croissant sandwiches that are packed with Italian fillings including parma ham and eggs Benedict and classic burrata with beef tomato, as well as their homemade sourdough and focaccia bread.

This food menu is accompanied by freshly made fruit juices, Italian coffees with their beans coming from the family roastery in Potenza, luxury hot chocolates, teas, milkshakes and Italian aperitifs.

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Co-owner Donato Cillo said: “After over a decade, it’s now the right time to expand Gran Caffè with our second site in Liverpool city centre.

“We’re very excited to be opening on Duke Street in the heart of the Ropewalks district, introducing authentic Italian coffee, pastries and gelato to the other side of town.

Gran Caffè will open from 8.30am to 8.30pm at 78 Duke Street later this month, seating up to 30 people.

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