Pocket Number-16: Lupo Caffè Italiano, Chapel Street

WP_20160625_13_30_32_ProLupo Caffè is an independent Italian cafe and restaurant, a stone’s throw away from the central train station in the Salford area of Manchester.

Inside, behind the building’s tiled facade, I met Nico who hails from Rome (hence the Caffè’s name of “Lupo” – the wolf who raised Romulus).

WP_20160625_13_22_27_ProNico advised me of Lupo’s specials for the day: Sicilian stuffed peppers and cream and courgette pasta with walnuts.

I’d just eaten and wasn’t yet hungry and so I had an espresso and Nico made one that was balanced and viscous and well extracted.

I complimented him on the taste and he pointed out that Lupo Caffè had won coffee bar of the year at the 2015 Manchester food and drink awards.

After I explained about 25 Pockets of Manchester, Nico gave the assemblage a Lupo flyer and sent me to have a grilled cheese sandwich and meet with Dan at Northern Soul.

Nico told me that he’s in competition against Dan for the title of “2016 best cheap eats award” in Manchester.

Pocket Number 17: Dan at Northern Soul Grilled Cheese >>

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