A popular New York coffee chain, which has taken London by storm, is officially opening its doors in Manchester this week. Following a year of TikTok-viral drinks (such as the Iced Blueberry Matcha), and celeb visitors like Molly-Mae Hague, Blank Street Coffee has now set its sights on Manchester as the next place to bring its specialty-grade coffee to.
The café brand first launched as a coffee cart in a Brooklyn diner back in 2020, with a reimagining of what a coffee store could look like. Focusing on smaller stores, they were able to funnel money into sourcing “top of the range specialty graded coffees from around the world”.
They opened up their first location in London in the summer of 2022, and now their green-and-white-fronted stores can be found all over London at 23 different locations. Now expanding up north for the first time, Blank Street Coffee will open a Manchester location on December 13 next to Piccadilly Gardens.
Unlike other coffee shops, Blank Street Coffee has its very own Cold Brew Menu. The café serves up the likes of Shaken Brown Sugar Cold Brew offering a sweet, cinnamony flavour, classic Original Cold Brew, Grapefruit Cold Brew Spritz and Shaken Chai Cold Brew, to name a few.
Not only do Blank Street Coffee serve up all the classic coffeehouse drinks (from cortados to flat whites, americanos, and beyond), but they also have a variety of teas and flavoured options. Their signature drinks, with options such as the Blueberry Matcha (that’s a TikTok sensation) and the Pistachio Lattes (both available hot or iced), show their skill at making delicately flavoured drinks too.
To mark their Manchester launch, Blank Street Coffee will be offering lucky locals an exclusive in-store buy one, get one free deal between December 15 and 17. During this time, you can bring a friend along to try out Blank Street’s delicious new winter menu: Candy Cane Cold Brew and Chocolate Orange Mocha.
Blank Street’s first store in Manchester will be open from 6:30am on Wednesday 13th December in Piccadilly Gardens, M1 4AH.