Café Diaries #7: Grindsmith

It wasn’t until the last couple of days that I really thought about ‘What makes an independent café, independent?’ It sounds like an easy question to answer but I beg to differ.  At first what made an independent coffee shop independent to me was the idea that it does not exist anywhere else unlike Starbucks and Costa. […]

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Café Diaries #6: Caramello

Caramello is a gelaterie and eatery in heart of Didsbury Village in the south of Manchester.  It has been around for about a year and it is exactly what Didsbury did not know it needed.  Didsbury has so much going on, from tapas restaurants and Italian wine bars to quiet cafes and boutiques. As well […]

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Café Diaries #5: Creams Café Manchester

I would’t actually consider this to be a café but it is in the title of the establishment itself so why not?  Creams is a recently opened desert café in the centre of Manchester,1 Portland St, Manchester M1 3BE, close to all forms of public transport so it has all the exposure it needs.  It […]

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Café Diaries #4: Pot Kettle Black (PKB)

PKB is a café situated just outside of St. Annes Square in Manchester city centre.  The decor in here is amazing.  It’s very wood-based and gives everything a very natural look.  I also love that they have large console tables which will sit 7-10 people, so whether you’re with a group of people or having […]

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Café Diaries #3: The Art of Tea

This is by far one my favourite independent cafés in Manchester.  The Art of Tea is located in a suburban area of Manchester called Didsbury and it is surrounded by other adorable, edgy and innovative cafés, bars and boutiques.  It’s very small like the majority of other independent cafés I’ve noticed but what makes the […]

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Café Diaries #2: Federal Café and Bar

Federal Café and Bar is an independent Australian/New Zealand Café in Manchester which mainly serves coffee, breakfast, lunch and brunch style meals but when it gets closer to the evening there offer amazing cocktails and other varieties of alcoholic drinks.  It’s small and can be cramped at times but you won’t care once you see […]

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Café Diaries #1: Idle Hands

One of my favourite things to do is be a tourist in my own city, Manchester.  One of the best things about Manchester is the variety of cafés there are to seek out.  At the top of my list at the moment is Idle Hands.  An amazing independent coffee shop located in the Northern Quarter, […]

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