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The Mess Cafe

6 Harper Road, Manchester M22 4RG, England
+44 161 946 9496
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (21 reviews)
“salad” (14 reviews)
“sandwiches” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, European, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
6 Harper Road, Manchester M22 4RG, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this morning(12/06/18) and had a wonderful breakfast. Not only is the food tasty but the service is what you need! Bright smiles and a great community feel in here is what brings me back. The decor is great and suits the personality of what...More

1  Thank Katie111284
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Read the reviews, called in for breakfast and wasn't disappointed. Veggie breakfast was tasty and filling and the flat white was the best I've had yet. Nice relaxed vibe and although it was quite busy for 10.30am there was plenty of space. Will definitely go...More

2  Thank jevans_33
Reviewed 19 May 2018 via mobile

It’s 5/5 on many levels, not all gastronomic either. The principle behind this place as part of the not for profit The Message organisation is valid and followed through with authenticity and professionalism. The cafe is modern, the menu likewise with traditional staples - breakfasts...More

1  Thank John H
Graham D, General Manager at The Mess Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi John, Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review, we are extremely pleased you enjoyed your visit we look forward to hosting you again.

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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

Had a fab fish finger sandwich - I swear northerners love putting stuff in sandwiches lol - and the coffee is awesome! Lovely helpful staff, great food and good prices. Definitely had a special vibe to the place :)

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Best place I been yet, couldn’t ask for a better place and the staff so helpful and polite, great place

Thank Jordan T
Reviewed 30 April 2018

Enjoyed a gorgeous roasted vegetable salad in the very restful environment of this friendly cafe. High quality food at very reasonable prices, and served with a smile.

Thank jeanbQ3757YI
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

We had a very pleasant breakfast at this cafe, and at very reasonable prices too. We were pleased to find granola, yoghurt and fruit available, and added on a toasted teacake. The service was friendly and the space large and airy. The cafe sits in...More

Thank Michelle S
Reviewed 27 April 2018 via mobile

I came to The Mess Café after hearing a glowing review from a friend. After coming, I totally agree, the staff are warm and welcoming, it's a very nice venue and is suitable for hire for community events. the food and drink is top notch,...More

2  Thank Asim R
Reviewed 26 April 2018

Great staff on hand, nothing too much effort. Food great and at such great prices. I fully recommend this place if you are looking for a quality lunch at a reasonable price.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 25 April 2018

I regularly call into the Mess Cafe. The food is really nice. I'd recommend the full English breakfast and the coffee is great! The staff are friendly and go that extra mile to make their customers feel welcome. The Mess Cafe is ideal if you...More

1  Thank Andy_c786
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20 September 2015|
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Response from Rgoo | Reviewed this property |
No, it is on an industrial estate in Shartson. Just off Junction 2 off the M56 to the south of the city.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 Harper Road, Manchester M22 4RG, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 946 9496
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The Mess Cafe provide excellent quality homemade food at affordable prices. We pride ourselves on friendly and efficient service.
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