This week Liverpool Noise heads down to Duke Street Food & Drink Market to sample their brand-new breakfast menu.
Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, the newly spruced Duke Street is looking wonderful in the morning. Consisting of some old favourites such as Sound and newcomers Lock & Key, the food and drink market is perfectly situated between old and new. Once an old garage and off-license (no, we don’t remember either), the building’s skylights add an extra sense of openness upon entering, with an exposed-brick hall stretched over two floors boasting an outdoor area and two bars to top it all off.
A nice touch is the staff member who happily greets you, showing you how the format works. The arrangement is slightly different to other food halls in that it feels more like a restaurant with the table service, but still with the bonus of being able to wander around the various stalls and vendors to make your ever-increasingly difficult choice of what to go for!
Today however, we’re focused on breakfast. Newly embarked upon a focus on the pre-12pm crowd, cocktails and prosecco are swapped for coffee and tea (or mimosas!) and between Finca (featured on BBC’s Million Pound Menu), Bone and Block, Cinder and Indigo Greens (nominated for best vegan restaurant 2019) they all have put together a wonderfully diverse menu ranging from pancakes all the way to a full English breakfast.
Working as a unit, they all bring their own tastes and styles to their menus. After careful deliberation, we chose Finca’s ‘Classic Scrambled Eggs Served on Thick Cut Garlic Buttered Toast’ and Indigo Greens’ 100% Plant Based ‘Full Indigo Breakfast’.
Both were very generous portions, well-seasoned fluffy eggs on a doorstop toast in delicious garlic butter were washed down by a coffee whipped up by their professional team of baristas, and the Indigo Breakfast was full of home-made vegan delights that were bursting with flavour.
In a nutshell, what a brilliant idea from the team behind Duke Street Market. Utilising their tranquil space they hold frequent morning event so be sure to keep an eye out for their yoga and networking sessions. At the very least, you have to try the pancakes!
The Duke Street Food & Drink Market breakfast and brunch menu available from between 9am-12pm from Wednesday-Sunday* or find out more over at www.DukeStreetMarket.com.
*Specific vendor times do vary so be sure to check!