The Ancoats favourite, Pollen, are the latest new addition to the KAMPUS garden neighbourhood, announcing a new pastry kitchen and café at the £250m city centre development.
Pollen’s new flagship location on the ground floor of KAMPUS will feature and expanded brunch menu and an open kitchen, plus space for workshops and supper clubs.
Set for an early 2022 opening, the interior of the new space is set to be designed by NoChintz, with soft colours and organic textures throughout.
Hannah Calvert, Pollen co-founder said:
“We’d been looking for a place in the city to grow for a while and Kampus really appealed to us.”
“The location right next to the canal is perfect and it’s rare to find somewhere with such a strong sense of community and independent spirit, where we’ll be side by side with other like-minded businesses.”
“Alongside all the usual grab and go Pollen favourites we’re going to be expanding the brunch menu, with lots of local seasonal produce and some exciting new creations.”
“The support we’ve received from the Manchester community over the years has been incredible, so it’s great to start the next chapter with a new café, even more cakes and pastries in a pretty incredible setting.”
Adam Higgins with CAPITAL&CENTRIC called Pollen a “Manchester treasure.”
“They struck a winning formula with their amazing hand-made produce and it showed with their loyal following willing to queue round the block for hours,” Higgins said.
“It’s a massive coup for us to be bringing their famous bread and bakes right into the heart of the city centre at Kampus and we’re proud they chose to be part of our growing community of indie businesses.”
“It’ll be great for our residents to be able to pop downstairs and enjoy a coffee and a pastry in the morning or for those who work nearby to grab a loaf or stop by for lunch.”