This surprisingly large venue has been designed as a hub to bring together the local community. Inspired by Australian decor, it’s made up of a coffee shop at the front serving a beautifully crafted food and drink menu and a glamourous event space at the back for hosting weddings, birthdays and other get-togethers.
The space has cultivated a strong following made up of businesspeople, families, students and city visitors. Whether you’re using the venue as a workspace, a retreat or a lunch break you’ll be sure to enjoy the vibe.
We spoke with the venue general manager, Laura, who described the style as “relaxed, welcoming and multi-functional”.
Laura told us about her journey so far…
“My first job in hospitality was aged 14/15 in an all you can eat buffet restaurant – the best perk was all you can eat on your breaks, I took full advantage!
From there I worked my way up in a couple of different restaurants, working part time around my university studies. After that, I took the opportunity to become a restaurant manager where I gained valuable experience.
After two years there I wanted to try something different and moved into retail to try my hand at visual merchandising in Liverpool One where I fell in love with the city. In 2016 I wanted to get back into the buzz of hospitality, and where better place to be than Leaf on Bold Street where I took the role of assistant manager.
I was fortunate enough to be there for two years and as the Leaf family grew and additional venues opened, we (the staff) started rotating between them. I was offered the General Manager role in One Fine Day in October last year.”
“No two days are the same. I love building relationships with new and returning customers. Strategising and organising all of the upcoming events with the team is a great feeling. The biggest challenge I’ve found is making sure the morale of the team is always the best as it can be! I want to make sure the ethos and values of One Fine Day shine through the staff”.
Over the past few years, Liverpool has built an impressive selection of coffee shops and boutique cafes, we were keen to find out what Laura thinks about the hospitality scene in Liverpool right now…
It’s amazing! As a big foodie and a lover of wine – It’s incredible. So much variety that keeps you (as a general manager) on your toes. The competition is fierce, so many amazing restaurants, cafes, bars!
If you haven’t tried it yet, make sure you make the trip to Old Hall St to meet Laura and her team. You’re guaranteed a warm welcome, a perfectly brewed coffee and a great selection of food. Speaking of which, Laura’s personal suggestion is the ‘Halloumi Sandwich’ – we’ll have to give that a try.
Be sure to follow One Fine Day by clicking the links below. December is jam-packed with events at including workshops every day, four sundays of christmas events and cast events.