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Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
+44 161 839 7530
10:00 - 16:30
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Warrington Uk
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in for coffee while visiting the Craft & Design centre. Ended up being tempted by a piece of cake as well. Both were very good.. It was too early for lunch but I had still been there I would have happily eaten there. Would I go again - Yes Will I go again - Maybe - there are many... More 

Thank graycon14
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575 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lunchtime, quiet spot in the centre of all these craft shops. Drinks good, meal great. Really enjoyed this, plus clean toilets.

Thank Mikethenailer
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126 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small cafe is inside the Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter. The whole centre is an oasis of peace in the heart of busy Manchester. There is a good selection of food and drink, whether you want tea and cake or lunch. I didn't have any cake, but they look homemade and delicious. My parsnip and cumin... More 

Thank mariecurie_57
Manchester, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Oak Street Cafe is a lovely little place hidden away from the hustle and bustle in Manchester's Arts & Crafts Centre. As another reviewer has stated, it really is a hidden gem of a place that I would highly recommend to others. The selection of drinks on offer is impressive and the food always looks fresh, nutritious and homemade. It... More 

Thank gracie_2910
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was great! There was a lot of vegan and gluten free options. The location and decor of the cafe restaurant was also very pleasant and based within an open art gallery. My girlfriend and I will definitely be returning.

2 Thank CharlieOfYee
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Really lovely, homely food and friendly staff. The food menu offers something for everyone: meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans will all be satisfied! There only seemed to be two staff members working giving off a very homely atmosphere. The girl working on the front was very genuine and made us feel instantly comfortable. Amazing vegan brownie too!! Being in an... More 

1 Thank Mollie95
Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lovely spot for lunch - the café does a range of daily soups and salads, all fresh and homemade. There's also a good menu of toasties and the cakes on the counter look delicious. Loads of veggie and gluten free options, and the menu gives you the chance to mix and match different items. We tried a lovely squash and... More 

Thank Anna S
Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I had a great pumpkin and cumin soup with a large piece of bread and 1 butter and water. I think they do different so pus everyday. I liked that they do not give you tonnes of butter. They also do toasties.

Thank JJMac1
Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Inside the arts centre. It's a lovely place, the menu is simple and well presented. The specials are varied and interesting and the team are lovely. The price is good too. Highly recommend this place.

Thank Kieran M
Salford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The chocolate hazlenut brownie was lovely. The only reason I have not put an excellent is that I went with my sister who ordered soup and i ordered cake (cake for lunch :)) and coffees. But they first brought out my coffee, then a good while later when i had nearly finished my coffee, my cake and then it took... More 

Thank Samantha H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, International, British, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 7530
You can find Oak Street Cafe in the Manchester Craft&Design Centre which is based in an amazing victorian building in the heart of the northern quarter. The menu changes daily serving out of the ordinary salads, one pot wonders, grilled toasties and home baked cakes & pastries...We cater for all diets including veggie/vegan and glueten/wheat free options...Something for everyone!

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