A brand new cafe has opened up on the third floor of the iconic Afflecks building.

Third Floor Rising offers an all-day menu of British classics from breakfast right through to closing time.

Visitors can tuck into breakfast specialities including meat, vegetarian and vegan fry-ups and breakfast rolls, BLT, teas, coffees and everything required to get your day moving.

There’s also a solid list of owner Tommy’s homemade pies, paninis, toasties and filled rolls as well as owner Sarah’s home made tray bakes and cakes.

The drinks menu includes coffees, smoothies, milkshakes and coolers. All of this will be brought to customers in a relaxed, homespun atmosphere with carefully considered vintage inspired interiors. From handwritten, daily-changing menus, to original 70s printed wallpaper, owners Tommy and Sarah wanted to emulate their own home and love of all things retro in the surroundings for the city’s new community cafe.

The welcoming space also reflects the amazing light and history within the building with its panoramic windows looking out onto the Northern Quarter. Plants and artwork from fellow Afflecks traders City and Bloom and Egoiste Gallery adorn the space.

Third Floor Rising has been brought to Afflecks by husband and wife team Tommy Heaton and Sarah Abell – long time Afflecks fans who felt that it was the perfect space for their new venture. With a wealth of experience in hospitality spanning over 20 years, the pair decided now was the time to open their first space and atop one of the city’s most iconic buildings was too good an opportunity to miss.

The inspiration for the name comes from the book of the same title written by author Hilary Mantel when she worked at Affleck and Brown.

Commenting on the launch, Tommy said: “Since we’ve joined we have loved getting to know everyone, from the cleaners to the management to the stall holders and the techs!  It feels like a family – a family we are proud to be part of. We are excited about the next few years as we plan to serve up hearty, homemade food in one of our favourite places in the world and we hope other people will love it too.”

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Fri 25 Nov, Afflecks,
52 Church St, Manchester M4 1PW
Bradley Lengden
Published on:
Fri 25 Nov 2022