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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Swadesh: My Go-To Indian Restaurant

Last Monday I was in the city centre and craving Indian food and the first place I thought to go was Swadesh.  There used to be one in my neighbourhood but it shut down.  Luckily, the main restaurant is still doing well in the city centre. Swadesh is right in the centre of Manchester on […]

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Café Diaries #6: Caramello

Caramello is a gelaterie and eatery in heart of Didsbury Village in the south of Manchester.  It has been around for about a year and it is exactly what Didsbury did not know it needed.  Didsbury has so much going on, from tapas restaurants and Italian wine bars to quiet cafes and boutiques. As well […]

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Oké Poké: Hawaiian Street Food Comes to the City of Manchester

The weather today was scorching in Manchester and in dire need of something refreshing to eat and drink, I came across this Hawaiian food joint and it is truly amazing. Oké Poké is on 59 Church Street in the Northern Quarter opposite Afllecks Palace and is a healthy alternative to the majority of other high […]

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Café Diaries #5: Creams Café Manchester

I would’t actually consider this to be a café but it is in the title of the establishment itself so why not?  Creams is a recently opened desert café in the centre of Manchester,1 Portland St, Manchester M1 3BE, close to all forms of public transport so it has all the exposure it needs.  It […]

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Suri: Bringing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern Cuisine Together…At a Cost

Suri is a recently opened restaurant bringing Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine together.  It is situated on 20-22 King Street which is very central and close to other high street shops, bars and restaurants. I was feeling peckish a few weeks ago and came across this place.  I decided to go in because it is […]

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Insolito: New Italian Bar and Restaurant in Manchester 

Yesterday, I was in the city centre when something out of place caught my eye and by out of place I mean it definitely has not always been there.  As I walked past, I swore I would return later once I had finished my primary tasks which I did and it was amazing. Located on […]

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