List of the Best Coffee Cafes in Manchester

Manchester is a city filled with hustling and bustling business men and women who crave their coffee to help get them through the day. This means travelers who choose to visit Manchester are in luck, and they will be able to find a good cup of java all around the city. With so many options to choose from, it is hard to find the best ones. We have compiled a list of the top independent cafés in the city to make sure you’re able to locate the perfect place to get your caffeine fix.

Java Bar Espresso

Personal touch is the motto of this coffeehouse, and you’ll really understand the meaning of a personalized service when you step foot through the door. For starters, they have their own coffee blend, which means you’ll be having a once-in-a-lifetime experience when you take a sip of their steaming brew. The relaxed European vibe will make you never want to go home.

Pop Up Bikes

The original cycle café, the hand-roasted coffee that is brewed here, is some of the best in the city. With indoor parking for 100 bikes, you’ll even be able to get a few cycle repairs while you’re sipping on your homemade coffee. When it comes to coffee, there are no rules to how it’s made. Pop Up Bikes want to make sure you have a coffee the way YOU want it.

Pop Up Bikes is in the central part of the city and a good place to start your search for a hotel in Manchester.

Manchester Coffee Company

This family-owned business has run for almost two decades, which means locals and tourists alike frequent this café. They provide coffee for many mobile functions and festivals, always a good idea to help keep people awake and energized for all they want to do. 


If you want a different experience, you’ll love Takk, an Icelandic-inspired coffeehouse in the Northern Quarter. Not only do you get some unique roasting profiles from the coffee, you’re also treated to free Wi-Fi and refills to keep you entertained all day long. The homemade cakes and fancy sandwiches will have you questioning why you’ve tried coffee anywhere else.

Don’t be surprised if you find a coffee geek behind the counter. They pride themselves on knowing the science behind making you the best coffee ever.


Those wanting to support a good cause should head to the Anchor. A local church owns it, and it is the only place to serve Monmouth Coffee, coffee roasted from single farms and estates. This is where you head if you want a spend an afternoon in a relaxing atmosphere.

Tea Hive

Despite the name, this café is all about the coffee and cake experience. They have a large range of artisan blends to keep your palate coming back for more. Tea Hive sources their coffee from a local brewery, which means you’ll be supporting the local economy with every sip you take. 

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