Over Under, a new specialty coffee shop and cocktail bar has opened up at 111 Deansgate, Manchester, stripping 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.
By day, Over Under is serving up the best coffee and brunch in the area for locals and commuters. Working in close partnership with its roaster, Assembly Coffee, an award-winning, independent speciality roaster in Brixton, London, customers are guaranteed a consistently excellent cup on every visit.
Over Under and Assembly Coffee work in collaboration offering coffees of uncompromising quality, helping to develop a forward-thinking approach to café culture. Over Under coffee is sourced in Columbia, and is sustainably sourced via the Red Associations programme which guarantees a stable and fair price for single producer farmers in Columbia. Over Under’s single origin coffee consistently scores highly in blind tastings.
Headed up by Executive Chef, Paul Davies, from Cheshire, the simple yet considered menu has been created to reflect the values of the shop. Contemporary classics such as American Style Pancakes sit alongside Smashed Avocado, Chorizo Hash and Ruben Toastie. Over Under sources the best ingredients from sustainable, 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.
But what makes Over Under unique is its ability to transform from day to night, keeping the fun vibe going all evening too. Over Under takes the coffee shop to cocktail bar concept one step further, turning down the lights and bumping up the music just isn’t enough. Using clever design techniques which involve flipping table tops and changing wall setups, the atmosphere transforms to create the perfect backdrop for whatever the night holds. Over Under by Night serves up a varied, contemporary cocktail menu and live entertainment line-up that features the best in new and emerging talent from across Manchester in its monthly ‘Live Sessions’.
Worth a visit for the cocktails alone, the menu has been devised by cocktail master J. Riviera from multi award-winning Brooklyn Gin. Serving favourites with a twist, as well as coffee inspired cocktails such as the Coffee Choco Negroni and Irish B*stard. The evening small plates selection compliments the drinks on offer, serving up dishes such as burrata with sourdough and green pesto and crab sliders.
Launched by young entrepreneur, Ed Barry, Over Under is set to make its distinct mark on the Manchester hospitality scene. Ed says, ‘In Manchester we see a unique opportunity to create something original and exciting. 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.”