Two floors of Grade II-listed Victorian finery – including a stunning glass ceiling – make up Mackie Mayor (named after Ivie Mackie, a local alderman who opened the venue in 1858 as a meat market). It’s a vibrant food and drink market in the Northern Quarter. And many come for the great food and drink offering but Wolfhouse Coffee offers some of the best java around. Dive into a range of espresso-based bevs and fancy pour-overs.
The art of a good coffee is something we can all appreciate. And we’re not just talking about the fancy shapes adorning the frothy top.
Café culture in Manchester is booming and that includes the ever-increasing desire for a decent coffee. Fortunately, we have as much choice as the types of coffee and, indeed, the kinds of milk you can have, from soya to oat to cow. Manchester has everything from greasy spoons with mugs of jet-black filter to quirky brunch spots with fabulous flat whites to brilliant bars serving killer cortados.
In fact, some neighbourhoods, like the Northern Quarter and Ancoats, have thrived in part because of the demand for places to sit back, sip, nibble and relax. Here’s our guide to the best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester.
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