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Moose opens on Hope Street

Pancakes and waffles for 'foodie epicentre of Liverpool'

Published on March 31st 2014.

Moose opens on Hope Street


Moose Coffee is to open its fourth venue in Hope Street.

The café, which offers an American brunch-inspired menu, will open in Federation House, following a refurb of the building. It takes the total of restaurants and cafes on the street to loads, at least 13.

Moose Coffee currently has outlets in College Road, Crosby, Dale Street and one in Manchester. The café will be taking a 1,350 sq ft outlet in the building, complete with outside seating area.

The unit, owned by Downing Developments, is currently being used as a show flat for the company’s new student accommodation development, The Electra, at the back of the building.

Nick and Kathy van Breemen, who own Moose Coffee, said: “It’s an exciting time for Moose and we’re ecstatic to be gearing up to open our fourth venue. Hope Street is a great location steeped in history and culture and it’s rapidly becoming the foodie epicentre of Liverpool, with some of the most exciting restaurants in the city within a 500 metre radius.”

Robin Ellis from Downing said: “Federation House is a building with a great deal of character just a stone’s throw from the Everyman Theatre and next door to Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. It’s perfectly placed to attract passing trade.”

The first-floor of Federation House was, for a time, the Liverpool Design Centre and the building’s distinctive faux-Aztec cladding was designed by William Mitchell, who also designed the Catholic cathedral’s sculpted bell-tower and intricate main doors. The upper five floors of Federation House house the Liverpool Media Academy, a media, music and performing arts college, which let the 17,500 sq ft space from Downing last year.

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20 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

John BradleyMarch 31st 2014.

"Federation House is a building with a great deal of character" provided that character is John Major.

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AnonymousMarch 31st 2014.

This is true

AnonymousApril 7th 2014.

Does the new opening actually have a menu for viewing is it worth a visit or not mis understand last comments.

Patricia McGroganApril 7th 2014.

It's just another item in the Americanisation of our culture, spinning the dollar...

Elk TeaApril 7th 2014.

There was a Moose Coffee in Oxton Village where you could go in, sit undisturbed at a dirty table for about fifteen minutes, then get up and leave. It's gone now.

G O'LogistApril 7th 2014.

How can Hope Street be an "epicentre"?

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John BradleyApril 7th 2014.

It's just another item in the Americanisation of our culture, spinning the dollar...

Cy SmologistApril 11th 2014.

It isn't in an earthquake zone.

Ramsey CampbellApril 7th 2014.

The Manchester branch gets a good review here: www.manchesterconfidential.co.uk/…/Moose-Reviewed… I can't see in what way this is more "another item in the Americanisation of our culture" than a new Indian restaurant would be "another item in the Indianisation of our culture" or a new Chinese would be - well, fill in the variants ad nauseam.

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John BradleyApril 7th 2014.

Especial as the one on Dale Street mention Canada. So that is the increasing Canadadryation of our country.

AnonymousApril 8th 2014.

Pay no attention, its what insular people say when their view of the world is obtained via tv

Jan KeedoodleApril 8th 2014.

John Bradley - "Especial as the one on Dale Street mention Canada." That should be IN Dale Street; 'on' Dale Street is an Americanism.

Jan KeedoodleApril 8th 2014.

As is writing it in broken English as if spoken by Tonto the famous Native American...

Jay SilverheelsApril 8th 2014.

What broken English, Kemosabe?

Purple AkiApril 8th 2014.


John BradleyApril 8th 2014.

Jan Keedoodle I look forward to seeing your evidence for that one.

EpicurusApril 11th 2014.

"Brunch"? - The first meal of the day is breakfast; one is breaking one’s overnight fast - The meal in the middle of the day is one’s dinner – unless you are an affected ponce who calls it 'lunch'. - Anything in between is ‘elevenses’. Down with this American ‘brunch’ nonsense!

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EpicurusApril 11th 2014.

If in the name of fashion we have to emulate another country’s eating habits, let us at least choose a country where they know how to use cutlery to eat.

AnonymousApril 11th 2014.

Wassup with chopsticks then?

John BradleyApril 11th 2014.

Like our eating habits aren't the product of centuries of influence. Will you be asking them to abandon Service à la russe for Service à la française... This naive parochialism is a bit of an Americanisation you know. What is there Brinner like?

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