Need your fix?
There’s a whole list as long as our arms of things that we’re missing during lockdown, but if there’s one thing nearing the top, it’s a strong, morning coffee. And luckily for us Mancs, there’s a number of establishments still offering coffee for takeaway and delivery – and the best part? They’re following the government lockdown guidelines, so you can enjoy yours guilt-free. Here are the best coffee spots around Greater Manchester still serving up fresh brews.
Foundation Coffee House, Northern Quarter
While only their Whitworth Street coffee shop is currently open for takeaway orders, fans of Foundation Coffee House can purchase their own beans via their website, which can be pre-ground for those who don’t own their own coffee grinder. The bags are available in 1KG portions and are perfect for those who want a taste of a proper brew while isolating at home. Foundation Coffee House, 48-50 Whitworth St, M1 6LS for takeaway coffee | Sevendale House, Lever St, M1 1JB for coffee bean collections.
Ancoats General Store, Ancoats
Open with a number of social distancing measures in place, Ancoats General Store is still serving fresh coffee from its cafe section of the store, operating on a one-in-one-out system for our safety. Unfortunately, the coffee isn’t available as part of the store’s UberEats or Deliveroo offering, however, you can pick up a fresh cup when in-store collecting your essential groceries. Ancoats General Store, 57 Great Ancoats Street, corner of Blossom Street, M4 5AB.
Ancoats Kitchen and Deli, Ancoats
Continuing to serve lunch dishes to the people of Ancoats, Ancoats Kitchen and Deli is currently accepting online orders for collection, with a maximum of two people allowed in the store at one time. Additionally to their diverse menu of sandwiches, baked goods and breakfast items, the lovely people at Ancoats Kitchen are also continuing to serve their hot beverages, including macchiatos, lattes, flat whites and much more. All they ask is for orders to be placed at least 15-20 minutes before collection to allow the small team time to prepare. If you’re heading that way and fancy a coffee, however, these can be prepared without notice. You can order yours here. Ancoats Kitchen and Deli, 35 Radium Street, M4 6AD.
Costa Coffee, Oxford Road and White City
Recently re-opening a small number of stores to help key workers enjoy their coffees both to and from work, Costa Coffee is available for delivery via UberEats from their Oxford Road store, or drive-thru takeaway from White City. The stores are open between 8am-4pm only.
Grindsmith, Manchester City Centre
Providing tasty breakfast and brunch options for takeaway only with Deliveroo, Grindsmith has made their array of coffees available to order, too. From espressos to iced lattes, there’s a huge menu available to choose from, as well as a ton of sourdough-based breakfast dishes to try out while you’re isolating at home. Grindsmith, 62 Bridge Street, M33BW.
Frankie’s Toasties, Manchester City Centre
Frankie’s Toasties is a great shout if you’re fancying a change one breakfast or lunchtime, and their entire menu is available to order from via Deliveroo. Not only do they serve up some incredible toastie options, such as Lotus Biscoff and spicy Korean ramen noodles, but they’re also continuing to serve vegan iced lattes and a wide range of hot coffees such as cappuccinos and flavoured lattes – and even hot Vimto, for those needing a little comfort during lockdown. Frankie’s Toasties, 98 Portland St, M14GX.
South Manchester dwellers, rejoice, as family-run café Toast is still fulfilling orders via Deliveroo. Enjoy a menu packed with breakfast barms, as well as heavier fry-ups, sandwiches and burgers. Not only that, but you can also still pick up your caffeine fix, with a wide range of hot drinks available to order. Minimum spend is £5, however, so it’s worth picking up some grub to accompany your coffee. Toast, 446 Wilmslow Road, M203BW.
[Featured image: Grindsmith]