People are talking about this tranquil oasis.
Button Warehouse is a vegan wholefood cafe in Macclesfield. Discover its special character located in the centre of town. As you walk along Chestergate look underneath the red signs of Amplifon for Aspinwall Court. Enter this 18th century passage leading to the Button Warehouse. Denise Oakes says her Facebook friends like it. She told me. Therefore Nora and I checked in there last Monday. Consequently we’ve put it on the radar of Macclesfield fitness and nutrition guru The Caffeinated Nutritionist, Kendalle Gidion. We discovered a unique interior, warm welcome and tasty food.
Wholesome & different
Proprietor Joe’s distinctive ingredients are remarkable. Not just because they are fresh and free of additives. How to follow my generous plate of rye bread, hummus and cucumber? The answer is a coconut tray bake with Agave nectar! Therefore his ingredients seem innovative to me. Joe tells me the Agave plant is also used for Tequila. So it’s both a novel source of intense sweetness. And gives us a famous drink! Nora chose the carrot soup. Rich and colourful with a big helping of fresh bread. Organic ginger beer for her. Green tea for me. And all served with a smile.
Events at the Button Warehouse.
Food culture is not the only celebration here. Also you’ll find cultural events. Examples include live music, society meetings, films and therapies. And reflexologist Emma Sarielle Hopkins operates upstairs. Further Macc Laugh’s monthly comedy night was hosted on Thursday 20th.
Bored by the perfect branded interior? There are predictable high street regulars. You know who I’m talking about. Compared to the usual suspects The Button Warehouse is not perfect. Rather it’s a carefree collage of natural colours and textures. It’s brand image is unique because the orginal building is exposed. You can touch stone work 150 years old.
The Button Warehouse reminds me about a Japanese philosophy. Firstly “wabi”. Meaning the beauty of imperfection. A good example is the texture of a rustic loaf. Compare it to the bland whiteness of standard white bread. An example here is the structure. Chunky columns such as these are often designed-out. Because this increases table space. But here they are the cheap and cheeful solution. Seems like they add more character.
Secondly “sabi”. This is about the effects of time. As a result of sabi we learn to love aging. So older wine is valued above the younger vintage. Especially relevant is the flooring. Timber will wear more between tables. But that’s just a sign of use and therefore of humanity. Don’t we all have to accept our human frailties? The Button Warehouse is probably not the cheapest cafe in Macclesfield. But it almost certainly the most nourishing. Find out more at the Button Warehouse website.