We are a family run, independent coffee house. Post lockdown the shop is run by myself and Svet only.
We now concentrate on baking, bread making and soups/cakes with a Ukraine heritage.
We have adopted the model of a roadside cafe that you might chance upon if touring Eastern Europe, simple, tasty, fresh food. Quality with economy. Made every morning, with Svet taking a leading role in the recipes and cooking.
We do not have a menu, the daily dishes are posted outside the building.
Our coffee blend consists of single-origin beans, blended to a bespoke mix, a recipe tweaked and refined over many years, then roasted to our specifications.
We only serve vegetarian and vegan food.
We also offer loose leaf teas, tisanes, fresh vegetable and fruit juices and sugar free hot chocolate.
I have many years experience as a barrista and chef, working in Sydney, Melbourne and Prague. And, of course, Manchester. I designed and launched Fuel cafe bar in Withington, running it for its first six years, before emigrating to Sydney. While at Fuel, I also opened Kaleida (now Matt & Phreds), a live music venue in Tib St in Manchester’s celebrated Northern Quarter.
I relocated to Prague where I met my wife, Sveta. We are both musicians and share a love of music with a passion for coffee culture. Sveta trained as a classical violinist, then taught violin and piano for 10 years in Kiev.
I worked as a musician, sound engineer and producer for many years in Manchester. I’m probably best known as being a founder member of The Smiths, although I also worked with Nico and engineered and produced albums for the New Hormones record label.
The food I cook in the domu kitchen is the same food I would cook and eat at home. The only oil in the kitchen is olive oil. The ingredients are fresh daily. I cook, juice and feed to order.
We operate a vegetarian menu. I am a lifelong vegetarian and would not know how to cook meat. I view vegetarian food as a cuisine, not a political statement.
The word domu is used in the Czech republic. It translates simly to ‘home’. Derivatives of this word can be found in most of the languages of Eastern Europe.