07 Dec New plant and coffee shop opens in Sheffield city-centre
A brand-new veggie/vegan café and plant shop has put down roots in Sheffield’s Eyre Street, and to whet customers’ appetites for a spot of Christmas shopping they’re currently offering free filter coffees to anyone who pops in for a browse.
Plant, which opened its doors on Friday, can be found next door to Food Hall, and is for the time being only serving takeaway coffees and reasonably priced house plants, but as restrictions are lifted, they plan to open up their seating area to serve ‘good quality lunches at decent prices’.
On the menu will be salads, soups and sandwiches, alongside fresh juices and coffee, and in time they even hope to host cosy events, wine tastings and live music nights amongst the foliage.
Plant is a joint venture between friends Jack and Sam. Jack, who will eventually be Plant’s chef, said: “We want to be able to offer food that’s priced so you can get your lunch here every day, and it’s not going to cost you a tenner.
“For the time being, it’s just the plants and the coffees but we’re hoping to maybe trial some takeout food next week. We’re just treading lightly for now and hopefully we’ll grow steadily.
“We only opened Friday and it’s been great so far. Everyone who has been in has really loved the aesthetic, and it’s quite an unusual look.
The plants that take centre stage in the area which is open are curated by Plantarium, another part of the collective based next door. Plantarium also specialises in terrariums and will eventually offer terrarium making workshops and events in their own right.
“We’re just trying utilise the space as best we can,” Says Jack, “We’ll have workshops in Plantarium, and live music and small, low-key gigs in the other side when we’re allowed.
“It’s been over a year in the making. Sam has been working really hard on it and getting the concept right. We were just about ready to open in March and then there was a lockdown. It’s actually happened twice now that we’ve bought all the coffee, been ready to go, and then there’s been a lockdown, so we’re thankful to finally get going.
“It’s a great opportunity for us and there’s nothing else like us in this area doing quality, healthy food, for a decent price as well as houseplants! We just can’t wait to see people.”