The 5 best coffee shops in Manchester

March 16, 2015

Whether you live in Manchester, work here or are just visiting us for the day, these are the five coffee joints I would recommend for a really good cup of coffee (and the occasional sweet treat too).

1. Grindsmith

Grindsmith Manchester (via
When it comes to the coffee itself, this is my top pick. I work close to the Grindsmith pod in Greengate Square and always get an excellent cup and fantastic service here. They also make a delightful cold brew if you’re into it. And if you are, here’s how to make cold brew coffee at home the easy way.
231 – 233 Deansgate, Manchester, UK, M3 4EN and Greengate Square, Victoria Bridge Street, Manchester, UK M3 5AS

2. Fig + Sparrow

Everyday30//5 best coffee joints in Manchester
A relatively recent coffee-shop discovery which I actually found out about via a vlog by someone who was visiting Manchester for the day. I’ve now visited multiple times both for coffee and for lunch – there is a short but seriously delicious menu of soups, sandwiches and salads.

Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JA

3. Pot Kettle Black

Everyday30//5 best coffee joints in Manchester
My top pick in terms of setting goes to PKB, which is inside Manchester’s stunningly beautiful Barton Arcade. This is also my go-to destination for those rare occasions when I want a sweet treat to eat with my coffee – they serve a caramel and peanut shortbread that just ticks all of my boxes when I’m looking for something sweet of an afternoon.
Unit 14, Barton Arcade, Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2BW


Everyday30//5 best coffee joints in Manchester
My new favourite coffee shop. I first went here a few weeks ago when Rachel was in Manchester, for a well-deserved brunch and lots of coffee after a session taking pictures for the blog. I highly recommend the rarebit (pictured).
6 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF

5. Caffeine and Co.

Caffeine & Co - 5 best coffee shops in Manchester
I recommend the branch in Longford Park – it’s the only one I’ve been to. In addition to the fantastic coffee, they also bake a wide range of sweet and savoury delights on the premises and the open kitchen means you can even watch them doing it. This branch is set in a pavilion inside the park, directly opposite an excellent children’s playground, so this isthe perfect coffee pitstop when I have my beautiful niece in tow.
Longford Park, Stretford

What do you think of my choices? Did I miss out your favourite coffee spot? Let me know by leaving a comment below.

P.S. A really easy way to cold-brew coffee, ideas for what to cook when all you really want is a takeaway, and the perfect breakfast pancakes that just happen to be healthy too.

Grindsmith image source, Caffeine & Co image source


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    Reply G March 16, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Great stuff, looking forward to reading more!!!

    Reply gemma stevens March 20, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    These all look like lovely places to stop for a coffee. Manchester looks like a great city.

    • Reply Rose March 22, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thanks! They are – you should come visit! xo

    Reply You Baby Me Mummy March 21, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    The Grindsmith looks like such a cool place. Thanks for linking up to #TheList x

    • Reply Rose March 22, 2015 at 11:29 am

      Thank you and thank you for hosting! xo

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