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Located not too far from Manchester Piccadilly Station, Ezra and Gil is the city centre’s alternative to large chain coffee shops. The sign outside promises coffee for “the young, senior citizens and general misfits”, and does not disappoint. The extensive menu includes everything from tasty cakes and bakes, to sandwiches and all day breakfast. With large communal tables, Ezra offers a more social environment than your average café; and with the fantastic coffee on offer, you’ll definitely have something to chat about with the person next to you.
Talk to anyone in Manchester and they’ll tell you North Tea Power is where you go for a proper brew. Offering hand-crafted coffee as well as grilled cheese sandwiches, hot soup and mouth-watering cakes, North Tea Power have won loads of awards for their excellent coffee. Located in the city’s trendy Northern Quarter, this tea and coffee specialist is well worth the trip.
Step into Sugar Junction and you’ll feel like you’ve gone back in time. Decorated with war posters and China tea sets, the café has a vintage vibe. Sugar Junction boasts 18 blends of tea and gourmet coffee, as well as fresh food and homemade cakes – everything you need for a great lunch or breakfast. Sugar Junction is located not far from North Tea Power on Tib Street – a coffee lover’s dream!
The reviews for Edge Street café Home Sweet Home speak for themselves – “Great place. Great service. Great CAKE!” Famous for a huge selection of homemade cakes, decedent milkshakes and fabulous coffee, Home Sweet Home has developed a cult following of sweet tooth fans. Ranking 90th place on TripAdvisor out of more than 1,800 places to eat and drink in Manchester, Home Sweet Home can’t be overlooked for your next caffeine fix!
Don’t be fooled by the name - Proper Tea serves some of the best artisan coffee around. With a specialised coffee blend locally produced by roasters Butterworth and Sons, you’ll get that home-grown Northern touch. Proper Tea is located at Manchester Cathedral, so you can enjoy your coffee with a beautiful historic view too!
If this post has given you a major caffeine craving, all you need to do is hop on a train to Manchester this weekend. Now for the best part – almost all of the coffee shops on the list are within walking distance of Manchester Piccadilly, so you won’t have to wander too far for your coffee fix!