Darby’s Coffee & Arts Lounge – a new café on Flixton Road

Opening today: a new coffee bar and arts lounge in Urmston

Darby's Coffee & Arts Lounge is open at 60 Flixton Road, Urmston.

Darby’s Coffee & Arts Lounge is open at 60 Flixton Road, Urmston.  Photo courtesy of Darby’s.

Darby’s Coffee & Arts Lounge is a new coffee shop at 60 Flixton Road,Urmston – on the site of the original Lily’s café.  The newly bedecked and prettified lounge is open from today (Monday) and, Urmston Independents predicts, will quickly become a favourite spot for sophisticated Urmstonites, art-loving families and common or garden coffee-heads.

Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge promises something a little bit different.  An upstairs seating gallery will be the main display area for a range of crafts, artwork, photography and music demos from local, independent artists.   All this lovely artisanship will be available to buy direct from Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge.

Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge is now taking bookings for its Valentines Day afternoon tea event (taking place at tea time this coming Friday) and from Monday 17th they will be running an official ‘opening week’ with freebies and special offers.  UPDATE: Darby’s official ‘opening week’ has been postponed, but the cafe is up and running and open for business (February 17th).

As well as Illy coffee, panini, homemade soup and all the lunch and breakfast items you would expect, Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge will offer school run lunch boxes for children.  Particularly harassed parents might occasionally go to Darby’s Coffee & Arts Lounge for breakfast before school and pick up lunch there as well.  Sounds like a good plan to this occasionally lazy mother!

To book a Valentine’s afternoon tea or to find out more about displaying your art/ crafts/ music, you can get in touch with Darby’s Coffee and Arts Lounge via Twitter, Facebook or by calling 0161 748 2323.  Independent Urmston businesses need your support: make a point of calling in to Darby’s Coffee & Arts Lounge.  Small business success keeps more money in the local economy and a diverse range of independent businesses is known to put a bit of oomph in local house prices.

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