This dream of a café in the Northern Quarter is perfect for anyone who has ever freelanced or needed a place to plug in and crack on. It’s open all day, so if you want a light pastry and a strong coffee early on or if you’re looking for a vegan lunch or a pasta bowl, you’re covered. Ezra and Gil’s a menu for kids, too, and it’s an easy venue to spend far too much time in.
A decent cup of coffee is about so much more than the coffee itself. Whether you’re just after a much-needed caffeine hit, or looking for an aesthetic little spot to catch up with a pal, the vibes matter just as much as the beans.
And Manchester’s swathe of artisanal coffee houses really do have it all. From an oat flat white to an almond macchiato, a matcha latte to a good old fashioned cow’s milk americano, everyone’s perfect mug can be found somewhere in this city. This list includes everything from your classic greasy spoon to quirky brunch spots, so have a gander of our top picks for coffee shops and cafés in Manchester.
This article was written by Rob Martin, a writer based in Manchester. At Time Out, all of our travel guides are written by local writers who know their cities inside out. For more about how we curate, see our editorial guidelines.