After their home baked goods proved a monumental hit during height of lockdown last year, Loaf Mcr are now hoping to open up a permanent spot in the city centre.

After being furloughed, Aiden Ryan started baking to raise money for the NHS. What was initially intended as a temporary hobby turned into something far more substantial after Exra and Gil got in touch.

The coffee shop had spotted Aiden’s cakes on Instagram and asked him if he’d like to become one of their snack suppliers. Since then, Loaf have gone on to supply an array of other Manc venues and their reputation has gone from strength to strength.


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Now, they’re hoping to take over the old Patisserie Valerie spot on Oxford Road with what they describe a ‘retro 60s style lounge’.

To get things up and running, they’re hoping to raise £45k through a Kickstarter which will help make sure they have enough capital to get through fitting the unit, installing essential machinery and have some budget for marketing.

They also mention that they’d like to hire four young people through the government’s Rise programme, where they’ll receive a living wage while getting trained up in the kitchen.

For anyone wanting to pledge, donations will transfer to food and drink once the venue has opened and you can do so here.

Mon 20 Dec, Loaf Mcr,
St James's Bldg, 83 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EG
Bradley Lengden
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Tue 21 Dec 2021