Revealing Huddersfield’s Best Kept Secret
Since opening its doors in 2014 and previously known as the ‘Coffee Kabin’, the core of their business is serving some of the best coffee from around the World. Coming second in the Huddersfield Examiner’s People’s Choice Awards for ‘Best Café’ and with the owner Simon Frewin taking part in the UK Barista Competitions, you’re sure to get a coffee that you drink to enjoy, rather than just for caffeine reasons. They offer coffee from different regions, providing different tastes and a brew station for the coffee geeks among us.
Over the last couple of years they have outgrown their name after introducing craft beer, wines, gin and whisky selections and locally sourced seasonal dishes to their menu. Re-branding themselves now as ‘Epicure Bar and Kitchen’, this place is definitely one to watch!
Epicure definition, a person who cultivates a refined taste, especially in food and wine; connoisseur.
The ‘maturing’ of the business has come from Simon’s ambition and interest in food, leading him to search for a new Chef to help him take his ideas forward. Lewis Myzak took the position and the two have a number of ideas up their sleeves. Lewis has worked in a number of restaurants within Huddersfield, becoming Head Chef at the age of 21 and demoing at the Huddersfield Food and Drink Festival at 22.
Breakfast, brunch, light bites and mighty burgers, to seasonal specials such as ‘Pork tender loin, spiced wild boar croquette, oyster mushrooms jus and onion puree’ and ‘Homemade tagliatelle, baby spinach, blue cheese and beetroot puree – everything is created with passion and care. Expect homemade baked beans, sauces, hummus, soups and aged rump steaks. Simon shared with us their ambition to soon cure their own meat in-house for their Charcuterie boards and raise their own live stock.
They have kept old favourites from their menu such as ‘Bubble & Squeak – bubble cake, halloumi, poached egg’ and their high quality loaded burgers, but will also offer a seasonal specials board. Working with a local wine merchant they will offer 3 white wines, 3 rose wines and 3 red wines that are chosen to match their specials menu.
Their craft beer selection includes Huddersfield’s Magic Rock Brewing Co, Thornbridge from Sheffield, Mad Hatter from Liverpool and Cloud Water from Manchester. Their specially selected gins are even looked after with their in-house dehydrated and spiced fruit for garnishes, such as their Caorunn Gin garnished with cinnamon spiced apple. If you can’t decide which tipple to go for you can enjoy 3 tasters of their different Gins with FeverTree tonic or 3 whiskeys.
We’re excited for what is to come for Epicure Bar and Kitchen, we hope you will pay a visit to make your own mind up.
Visit Epicure Bar & Kitchen’s dedicated page for booking information and menu info.