While Salford’s Grindsmith is an easy one to miss, excellent coffee and chilled out surrounds ensure that many who do find it make a note to come back. Funded by a Kickstarter campaign back in 2013 by mobile coffee heavyweights Peter Gibson and Luke Tomlinson, the eco-friendly wood-clad pod does at first look like a laboratory, with multiple coffee syphons emitting wonderful aromas.
Café culture in Manchester is stronger than ever. You could say the same thing about the city's coffee, where getting that balance between a beverage that hits all the right notes of strength, flavour and temperature is no easy task. Fortunately, we’re spoiled for choice and Manchester has everything from greasy spoons with mugs of jet-black filter to quirky brunch spots with perfect flat whites to brilliant bars serving killer cortados.
Whether it’s a single-origin pourover or a smooth flat white, this city’s coffee scene has you covered. Here’s our round-up of the very best coffee shops and cafés in Manchester right now.
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