There’s no question that cafe culture is firmly embedded in the psyche of every local city across the globe. While London gets the most attention from the famous coffee scene in the UK, Manchester seems to play an indomitable role when it comes to serving the best cups of coffee with huge variety, quality, and passionate people behind it.
Waking up to the lovely sunshine in Manchester, the best way to make the most of your first-morning trip is done by grabbing a book to read over a brew or enjoying one of these coffees while strolling around in the city. With such a long list of great selection comes the difficulty of choosing but don’t fret because today’s article shares five iconic spots for some relaxing caffeine experience that every foreign and local traveller can relish in the city. Get yourself fix because these cafes are quite addicting.
Fig and Sparrow
Stepping out from that minibus hire you’ll find the famous creative cafe at 20 Oldham Street in the humble city of Manchester. Aside from serving a tantalising selection of locally-sourced coffee, loose leaf tea, and homemade cakes, the cafe also boasts for its craft collection of stocking cards, quirky gifts, and handpicked pieces from local designers. So ticking two boxes at once, not only does this shop allows you to grab a great coffee but it also offers a mini shopping centre for creative craft buys. Such a perfect avenue for souvenirs that you’d love to take home or send away to your loved ones.
Pot Kettle Black
Tucked away beneath the luxury Victorian shopping centre aka Barton Arcade is another independent craft cafe called Pot Kettle Black. This cafe is totally one for the books, especially if you’re looking for a perfect place to accommodate your journal writing while sipping a café noir. All because this cafe is known for its spacious, cosy setting that presents its brews in trademark red mugs, served with a Viennese wafer to delight your breadbaskets.
Home Sweet Home
This cafe is ideal for late-night sippers as it stays up until 11 in the evening. This way creates a homey feeling for coffee lovers who want to end a busy day with a cup of creamy hot coffee. Aside from these battery acids, Home Sweet Home is literally the home of Cheeseburger Toastie, which presents a combination of UK’s favourite dishes. Come home to this cafe sitting at the Edge Street of Northern Quarter in the city.
With growing branches in the city that is paid for by fans of independent coffee shops, Grindsmth Brewbar is best known for its passionate and knowledgeable baristas when it comes to serving excellent café au lait. You’ll find joy to see the dedication they pour on every craft of coffee they serve on tables. We recommend everybody to try their espresso.
Takk Coffee House
Best known for its Icelandic-style coffee, Takk (which means Thanks) does a great job with both brews and snacks. Which is why there’s no doubt that this Icelandic coffee bar possesses all the qualities that every coffee enthusiast have come to expect from a Northern Quarter cafe including a coffee machine with the size of a Fiat Punto or a supermini car, homemade cake decadence, tasteful sandwiches, free WiFi and generous refills, and an oh-so-artful interior design that makes you never want to leave. If you’re a little curious of how its artful interior looks like, just think about a mini library and brick walls that are graced by artworks of Iceland-based artists and you’ll fairly have a close-to-accurate image of Takk in your mind.