With an abundance of independent coffee shops, old-school tea rooms and luxury hotel cafés, Manchester’s coffee scene caters for everyone. Before you begin to salivate over the multiple of options for breakfast, lunch and hot drinks. We’re here to answer your questions and help you decide before booking your café vouchers in Manchester.
Manchester’s Northern Quarter is home to some excellent places to grab breakfast. Since the area became Manchester’s hipster hangout around a decade ago, there’s been no shortage of quirky cafés and restaurants offering the best coffee and grub in the city.
To get a taste of a high life – literally – order a scrumptious afternoon tea at Cloud 23 at the Hilton Deansgate. Located at the highest point in the city, Cloud 23 serves delicious hot breakfast dishes alongside a selection of pastries and sweet treats.
A hearty breakfast outside of Manchester city centre is also easy to come by if you don’t fancy heading into the city. While Jungle Jazz Café in Ancoats is worth a mention for its unique ambiance, Browns Cakes – next to the Rochdale Exchange Shopping Centre – is the go-to for munching on a juicy fruit scone or a piece of freshly baked carrot cake and having a natter with a friend.
Still undecided? Check out our guide to the best breakfasts in Manchester for more inspiration.
If you follow a meat-free diet, you won’t be short of options when booking café vouchers in Manchester. Places serving up afternoon tea usually have vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu, with many sandwich platters available to mix and match to include more veggie and vegan fillings. A popular choice is the Victoria & Albert Marriott Hotel, just a few minutes’ walk from Deansgate.
Reading restaurant reviews is another useful way to discover the most amazing veggie and vegan eateries in the city if you check out critic reviews, Jay Rayner at the Guardian has given glowing reviews to some of the city’s most popular bars and restaurants.
For more ideas, check out this list of Manchester’s best vegetarian and vegan restaurants.
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