Barko & Co West End – Opening Soon
Back in May, the Murillo family opened a phenomenal cafe on Teneriffe’s riverside stretch. Named Barko & Co, the eatery doubles as a fantastic healthy brunch option as well as a place to pick up environmentally conscious products and sustainably sourced coffee. Now the Murillo family are doubling up, with plans already in the works to bring Barko & Co 2.0 to West Village’s The Garden Pantry in West End by mid-October. Taking over the space that formerly housed Salt Meats Cheese, the Barko & Co team is looking to further the course of sustainable food consumption by creating a brand around that ethical mentality and spotlighting local social enterprise wherever possible. Barko & Co 2.o will see the Murillo family bring its health-oriented all-day breakfast menu and caffeine from their own Mr Coffee’s brand, while also altering the space to implement a bar area overlooking the grass. This portion will serve a Latin and California-inspired tapas and cocktail menu, with live-music performances helping to boost the atmosphere. Goods from local brands specialising in ethical and sustainably made products will also be available to purchase on site, and businesses eager to have their products showcased are encouraged to get in touch. The Murillos have also taken over a small kiosk space on the other side of The Garden Pantry, which will be turned into a healthy juice and smoothie dispensary, with a range of pre-made and make-your-own conceptions expected to be available. As for the Teneriffe location, it’s undergoing some changes too. Expect nighttime trading to commence in the coming months, complete with a liquor license and an expanded menu.