You’ve booked your flights, secured excellent accommodation in PREMIER SUITES aparthotel in Manchester and you know all the best attractions to visit. But before you head off for a day of exploring our gorgeous city, have you had your fix of liquid gold? No day in the city is complete without a visit to a couple of our independent and unique coffee shops. If you’re passionate about great coffee, read our handy guide to find a shop that suits you.

Federal Café – 5-minute walk 

If you can’t stumble more than a few steps without your morning fix, one of the best and closest places to get a bite and a brew is Federal Café. The café is best known for their weekend brunches, when the queues are out the door but worth the wait. Their coffee is among the best in the city. They are absolute perfectionists, meaning if the coffee isn’t made to their exacting standards, they will start over until you’re both happy. If you’re after something a little stronger, they also have a popular cocktail menu with something to suit all tastes.

Fig and Sparrow – 5-minute walk 

Another independent coffee shop in the local area, one with a chilled-out vibe that can’t be beaten, is Fig & Sparrow. From their tiny bar they serve an impressive range of gourmet coffees and loose leaf teas to suit all palettes. Their excellent coffee roast is brought in from the North East shipped up the Tyne and roasted in Byker, Newcastle. Fig and Sparrow is a very cute spot, whose décor is as pretty as their latte art. Not just a coffee shop, also sell quality, local gifts, handpicked by the owners for their originality and uniqueness. Their impressive drinks options are complemented by a small breakfast, lunch and cake menu.

Pot Kettle Black – 10-minute walk 

The first name that comes to mind when discussing coffee shops in Manchester is the famous Pot Kettle Black. This award-winning speciality coffee store is in an enviable location, on the ground floor of No.1 Spinningfields. Their delicious food menu is accompanied by a very impressive coffee menu, each cup made with precision by staff who really care. Set up by two St Helen’s rugby players, PKB is a forward-thinking café focusing on health and wellbeing. They even run PKBlasters workout sessions - an energising workout to start the day. If you’re looking for something different, try the Wilson’, espresso poured over coconut water.

Ancoats Coffee Co. – 10-minute walk 

Ancoats is an established coffee roaster based in a gorgeous Royal Mills and they are passionate about all things coffee. They have recently ventured into the world of service and a visit to Ancoats Café never disappoints. They focus on the entire coffee experience here, from sourcing the best beans, roasting, delivering, training up the best baristas and serving incredible brews. If you are unsure or interested in coffee, their well-trained and knowledgeable staff are only too happy to talk you through your options. They also host an array of events such as supper clubs, home-brewing workshops and Barista challenges.

Grindsmith – 15-minute walk 

A little further out of the way but worth the walk is Grindsmith, a café with a serious dedication to the craft of coffee. They have multiple sites in the city centre and make sure that every staff member is passionate and knowledgeable about their work. The company started as a coffee roasters and grew from their tiny pod on Greengate Square to two full-size cafes on Deansgate and Media City serving light lunches and a delicious brew. The owners are proud Mancunians and have worked hard to grow the business to the success it is today. The coffee in Grindsmith is second to none and the unique blend will leave you coming back for more.


If you’re looking for your ideal accommodation in Manchester, close to all of the best coffee shops, excellent shopping and the biggest attractions in the city, look no further than PREMIER SUITES aparthotel in Manchester. Our suites in Manchester and across the UK offer excellent value for money and exclusive special offers only available on our official website. Don’t forget to tell our friendly staff about any coffee shops we may be missing out on!


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