An authentic Italian flavour arrived in Salford earlier this year when Lupo opened on Chapel Street. The Italian cafe popped up in February at a spot adjoining The International 3 gallery, close to the Salford Arms. Offering breakfast, lunch and hot and cold drinks, Lupo is run by a small team fronted by Nico Pasquali, who previously plied his trade via pop-ups in London. The cafe’s menu features a range of cakes and baked goods, plus oven-baked and fresh pasta, focaccia Italian toasties, salads and several daily specials, taking inspiration from Italy. Coffee is hand-roasted in 9kg batches in Italy using 100% Arabica beans, while loose leaf tea is supplied by Cardiff’s Waterloo Tea and is brewed by the pot. The cafe space is small but airy, and is already proving popular with locals – little wonder, as the arancini and salad we recently tried was packed full of fresh flavours.

Lupo Caffè Italiano, 142 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6AF, Mon – Fri 8am – 5pm, Sat 9am – 5pm,

Chris Horkan
Published on:
Thu 23 Apr 2015