Barko & Co West End
After it opened in May 2019, Teneriffe’s Barko & Co quickly earned acclaim from locals thanks to its for its healthy brunch options and its focus on environmentally conscious hospitality. A few months later the Murillo family doubled up, opening Barko & Co 2.0 at West Village’s The Garden Pantry in West End. Taking over the space that formerly housed Salt Meats Cheese, the Barko & Co team is furthering the cause of sustainable food consumption by creating a brand an ethical mentality and spotlighting local social enterprise wherever possible. Barko & Co 2.o sees the Murillo family implement its health-oriented all-day breakfast menu and caffeine from their Mr Coffee’s brand, while also altering the space to implement a bar area overlooking The Common. In addition to brunch, the kitchen serves a Spanish-inspired menu featuring vegan-friendly burgers, linguine with grilled prawns, traditional Spanish paella, quesadillas and empanadas. The drinks list boasts natural wines, craft beers and classic cocktails, but expect the range to be ever-evolving. Goods from local brands specialising in ethical and sustainably made products are 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.