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 #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 #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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