New cafe and takeaway on a mission to reduce waste

A new eco-friendly shop, café and takeaway has opened in Wilmslow town centre this week.

Potato & Cake opened its doors on Monday, 16h September, in the premises previously occupied by FootAsylum.

Speaking about his new venture, owner Simon King said "It is an original concept as a takeaway diner using totally compostable containers in all areas of both the Potato and the Cake areas along with totally eco-friendly products where able - including the heating system, the kitchens etc."

Having had the opportunity to purchase the building, Simon said he chose Grove Street because "I believe it to be the pedestrianised thoroughfare for this experience."

Potato & Cake will be open from 8am for breakfast, then serve the "original concept menu" from 11am through to late afternoon or early evening.

Potato & Cake


Here's what readers have had to say so far. Why not add your thoughts below.

Nick Jones
Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 3:54 pm
Looks great.. cant wait to try it... !
Paul O'Neill
Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 7:20 pm
Good luck!
Jean Berman
Wednesday 18th September 2019 at 9:05 pm
Wish you good luck sounds good
Jonathan Follows
Thursday 19th September 2019 at 8:18 am
Looks interesting; I'd like to find out more but the Web site "coming soon". I'm sure there's far too much to do and too little time when setting up a new venture but, for me at least, a working Web site is important to tempt me to visit and spend money.
David Smith
Friday 20th September 2019 at 4:17 am
The tables look small and have an annoying bar across where you would want to put your legs which means you cannot sit close up to the table top and so have to reach out for what's on the table. Women would be wary of banging their legs and snagging their tights/stockings or damaging their skin. Looks like too much thought gone into the appearance and not enough into the practicality or functionality [eating experience] of the furniture. Attention to detail!
John Yates
Friday 20th September 2019 at 12:18 pm
The reviews elsewhere haven't been very encouraging so far for this new venture.
Simon King
Saturday 21st September 2019 at 11:21 pm
Hi John Yates
I’m not sure where you have seen the reviews that are as you say not “not very encouraging” The many reviews that I have seen since last Monday have all Bar a couple been delightful, and the Team at Potato & Cake so appreciate every one of them and say thanks lots to all the positive people that have taken the time to post them
Thanks though John and you’re so welcome to experience the new Takeaway Diner for yourself when I’m sure you will be convinced
Paul Bolton
Sunday 22nd September 2019 at 8:59 am
What a great venture - well done to Simon and his team. It’s great to see new eateries opening in Wilmslow as we have seen a number of shops close in recent months.
We visited yesterday and the food was splendid.
I hope Wilmslow residents support this and other shops in the centre to ensure we don’t become a ghost town.