Put a pep in your step with our round up of the best Manchester coffee shops. Whether you’re after an oat milk latte or a hearty brunch to help start your day in style, the spots listed below are bound to do the trick. Hungry for more information? Read on…

Siop Shop

Known for their punchy coffee and fluffy, extravagantly decorated doughnuts, it’s no surprise that Tib Street’s Welsh bake house Siop Shop has cemented itself as a firm Northern Quarter favourite. A quick glance at their always innovative Instagram account will clue you in on the deep-filled doughnut treats they have on offer (the menu’s always changing but look out for the Lemon Meringue), plus they also serve up a nifty brunch menu for those after something a bit more filling.

53 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LS
Just Between Friends

Take a short stroll up the road from Siop and you’ll find their Tib Street neighbours, Just Between Friends. You can also find them up the road in Ancoats, or at their charming little spot in Wilmslow. Whichever spot you do end up at, you can be sure you’ll always be getting some of the most delicious coffee Manchester has to offer.

56 Tib Street, Manchester M4 1LG, Tel: 07818 022169

Whether you’re after an espresso and fresh loaf to go or want to pull up a seat and tuck into some of the city’s most gorgeous pastries, Trove has you covered and then some across their Levenshulme, Marble Street and Ancoats spots. Keep an eye on the team’s Instagram too for the various workshops they host which include activities like wreath-making and pasta masterclasses.

5 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 6HS, Tel: 0161 432 7184
Ezra & Gil

Ezra & Gil’s airy and rustic original Northern Quarter venue on the corner of Hilton Street finally has its trusty sidekick on Peter Street. With a menu chock full of meals made with local ingredients (we’d recommend the filling chicken caesar salad or sausage butty on sourdough bread), Ezra is also the perfect place to grab a takeaway drink, with a range of teas and regionally sourced coffees happily available.

20 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 1FR / 49 Peter Street, Manchester M2 3NG
Idle Hands

Pie’s the name of the game at Idle Hands, the Northern Quarter coffee house that features a different selection of sweet and savoury bakes every other day. In addition to pie, Idle Hands also sell beers and natural wines that can be taken away, alongside a coffee selection that’s conscious of customer satisfaction. Ethically sourced, their team want visitors to experience new and surprising flavours with each cup – making this a great spot to kick start your day in an unexpected way.

35 Dale Street, Manchester M1 2HF

Specialising in hand-roasted, small-batch speciality blends from all around the world, Mancoco strictly works with ethically sourced beans from identifiable single-origin farms, estates or small farm cooperatives. Their artisan coffee bar is housed within the railway arches just off Deansgate, and is a quite wonderful space to take a break and get your caffeine fix.

85 Hewitt St, Manchester M15 4GB
The Art of Tea

Certainly one of Manchester’s most unique coffee shops, the cosy Didsbury Village spot doubles up as an exhibition space with an actual bookshop hidden in the back. Along with coffee and tea, guests can tuck into an impressive menu of locally-sourced produce, along with speciality beers, wines and spirits from around the world.

47 Barlow Moor Rd, Didsbury, Manchester M20 6TW

While Pollen is rightfully acclaimed for its outstanding sourdough loaves and indulgent pastries, they don’t half know their way around a flat white, which makes for the optimal accompaniment to those unreal baked goods. Grabbing a coffee and croissant to go from their Ancoats spot and strolling along Islington Marina is one genuine bliss, too.

Cotton Field Wharf, 8 New Union St, Manchester M4 6FQ / 42 Aytoun St, Manchester M1 3GL

Amongst all of the welcome regeneration that has Chapel Street beginning to flourish, the lovely team over at Procaffeinated offers an array of speciality coffees to enjoy in or take away as well as natural wine, craft beer and cocktails, and a sumptuous brunch menu for those after a bite to eat.

Atelier Homes, 263 Chapel St, Salford M3 5JY
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Fri 26 Apr 2024