New cafe opens at Middleton Centre


Daniel Coyne – owner and founder of the very successful “The Milk Barn” and “Lean & Green” has opened his third business venture – “The Cup & Kitchen” restaurant/café - at The Middleton Shopping.

Winner of the Rochdale Business Person of the Year award, Daniel, always wanted to be an entrepreneur.   “My time at University, where I achieved a BA (Hons) in International Business, taught me the skills of how to get there and helped me hone my skills in business in a way that I am only now really appreciating,” says Daniel.

While still at University, and before he had even sat his final exams, Daniel had set up his first business – a tattoo and piercing studio – with a friend.

“In between studies, I had to take a part time job to raise the initial capital I needed so I could set it up without any outside funding,” continues Daniel.

Since then, Daniel’s business acumen and driven him to follow his passion – his love of food and drink.

Daniel’s second venture  - the Milk Barn – opened in 2014 selling healthy food and drink alongside a milkshake bar.

Three years later, Lean & Green was launched – again focusing on healthy food such as fresh salads and wraps – all made to order.

This year, Daniel’s latest culinary delight - the Cup and Kitchen – a restaurant and café opened.

The Cup and Kitchen sells freshly cooked food served in a relaxed and welcoming environment.  It will also be will be Instagramable.

“Not only am I fulfilling my passion of working with food and drink, I was absolutely thrilled when my efforts were recognised and I was presented with the accolade of Rochdale Business Person of the Year in 2018 at Rochdale Town Hall,” continues Daniel.  “It was an amazing honour.”

“My time at University put me in good stead for fulfilling my dreams,” says Daniel.  “My degree enabled me to travel to Hong Kong where I spent a year at the Hong Kong Baptist University.  Not only was it an amazing experience, I made lifelong friends and would definitely recommend to anyone at University to exchange with another University while studying.”

 “Daniel is an amazing guy and we wish this new venture the very best of luck,” says Anna Ramsden, Middleton Shopping Centre Manager. “I  have had a sneak preview of the menu and can’t wait to try the Homemade Potato Hash with Smashed Avocado.”