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Published October 6th 2017
Everyday starts with coffee in my house – so, what better way to explore Manchester than by sipping your way throughout the city? Manchester has an abundance of quirky, unique coffee shops where you can experience your favourite cuppa. Here are some of my personal favourite places to grab a coffee in Manchester for a quick caffeine break next time you're in town:
Despite its Manchester location, TAKK describes itself as serving "Icelandic-style" coffee. TAKK frequently features Nordic-Style espresso roasted in Bristol. But even better than TAKK's gourmet espresso blends is its healthy menu. If you're into the clean eating movement, TAKK is an amazing café to pop into for a bite – try their lemon and mint pea mash if you're looking for something savoury, or for a sweeter twist, their maple and coconut chia pudding. (Both are vegan!)
If you ever find yourself near Hilton Street, be sure to stop by Ezra & Gil for one of the most unique coffee joints you'll ever find. Ezra & Gil describes itself as "an evolutionary concept in urban coffee" and offers premium food & drink for every taste bud. It's a great cosy and casual spot to meet with friends for an afternoon coffee – especially if you want to impress them with your urbane taste.
Foundation Coffee House is your one-stop-shop for all your coffee needs. Whether you're just popping in for afternoon tea or looking for a venue for your next get-together with coworkers, Foundation Coffee House offers wonderful options for your taste. Their menu skews a bit toward the sweeter side when compared to the other coffee houses on the list – so if you're a fan of cakes, brownies and croissants, you won't want to miss Foundation Coffee House on your next holiday to Manchester.
An eye for design is a must-have at Fig & Sparrow, which is equal parts homeware store and gourmet coffee shop. According to the Manchester Evening News, their designs are "as beautiful as the latte art" – and I couldn't agree more! We all know how hard it is to make the perfect cappuccino at home, even with the best of frothers. While their food menus are small, you can't go wrong with trying their freshly-baked bread or delicious pour-over blends next time you find yourself in Manchester.
Teacup Kitchen's menu for coffees, juices, teas and treats is as expansive as it is delicious! Next time you're in the Northern Quarter, stop by for a sip of their gingerbread French-pressed coffee or a pomegranate-flavoured pink flamingo smoothie. Not to mention, the lovelies behind Teacup Kitchen serve brunch all. Day. Long. What's not to love about that? (I recommend the banana and almond pancakes for a sweet start to your day.)
Pot Kettle Black has a lot more to it than its clever name: they make a mean macchiato and even serve a unique drink called the Watson, aka coffee poured over coconut water. And, of course, no tribute to PKB would be complete without mentioning their impressive food menu of delectable delicacies such as harissa eggs, fried tofu tacos and blueberry cheesecake.
Whichever you coffee shop you choose to visit, I'm sure you'll have a great cuppa!