The award-winning café will bring a unique and exotic concept to MediaCityUK’s flourishing independent scene, serving up traditional Indian food, influenced by the Gujarat region famous for their light and invigorating curries and delicious vegetarian dishes.
Each week, Chapati Café will offer a variety of aromatic and authentic ‘homestyle’ curries with vegetarian and meat options available. The Chapati Café team have designed their space to cater for both takeaway and casual dining (once current government restrictions are lifted) making it a great option for workers, residents and visitors who want to grab and go on a quick-lunch break.
Served up in sustainable, bio-degradable packaging, customers will be able to choose the popular ‘rice and three’ option, or a small single pot curry from the daily changing selection of freshly cooked curries.
The curries will be rotated each day, allowing visitors to the café to try a myriad of flavours, layered with aromatic depth, expertly prepared using the freshest and finest produce.
In the months ahead, the Chapati Café team is also looking to develop a simple Indian breakfast menu, which is set to include a North-West Indian take on a classic bacon sandwich, their bacon bhatura with red chilli jam and the Indian breakfast classic, chole bhatura – sticky chickpeas with fluffy light bhatura breads all served along with their famous homemade Chai.
Founded by Dan Hall and Priti Chauhan-Hall, the husband and wife duo first met at work and soon bonded over their love of food and decided to pursue their dreams of opening up their own eatery, bringing real and authentic Indian flavours and recipes to Manchester. Now in its seventh year, Chapti Café has become a staple in the Manchester independent dining scene and their MediaCityUK branch marks the start of their expansion journey.
Priti Chauhan-Hall, Owner and Director of Chapati Café said:
“We are very excited to bring a brand-new takeaway and dining option to MediaCityUK. Our values and dishes are all centred around family, home and community and we’re very much looking forward to being immersed within the growing MediaCityUK community.
"Our style of cooking is very different to Anglo-Indian curry houses, with our dishes being much lighter, healthier and nutritious, with our recipes being perfected to suit everyday eating, making it the perfect lunch-break or after-work grab and go spot.”
Chapati Café will be open in MediaCityUK from Monday 8th March 2021, seven days a week, with initial opening hours 11.30am-7pm and will have extensive measures in place to keep both customers and their staff safe.