As an integral part of CitySuites' recent development program along Deansgate in Manchester, the Embankment Café stands committed to supporting the organization's remarkable sustainability initiatives. Therefore, when it came to selecting kitchen and bar equipment, the paramount consideration was environmental friendliness with minimal impact on the planet. In this pursuit, Aquilo's innovative hydrocarbon-cooled refrigeration emerged as the ideal choice for the café's new fridge and freezer. It perfectly aligned with their sustainability philosophy while delivering the build quality they required, all within their budget.
Marriage of Form and Function
Aesthetics, as well as functionality, played a pivotal role in the design of the back bar area, which is open to the seating zone. To strike the perfect balance, the decision was made to opt for an Aquilo stainless steel undercounter fridge and freezer. These units, ingeniously stacked using one of Aquilo's kits, not only minimize the footprint but also add a touch of elegance to the space.
Roksana Zielinska, the manager of Embankment Café, attests, "Both the fridge and freezer not only look impressive but also perform exceptionally. Their eco-friendly design seamlessly complements our sustainability ethos."
A Resounding Success
Since its opening in December 2021, the café has rapidly become a local favourite. It caters to a diverse range of preferences, from the first morning cup of tea to the signature espresso martini, an ideal choice for early evening relaxation. The café boasts a growing selection of hot and cold beverages, as well as an array of sweet and savoury dishes.
The response from the public has been overwhelmingly positive, with glowing online reviews and enthusiastic word-of-mouth recommendations contributing to a growing clientele. Looking ahead, Roksana notes, "Our future plans include expanding our food and drink offerings to reach an even broader customer base - and, undoubtedly, our Aquilo refrigeration will play a pivotal role in that expansion."