Manchester has been blessed with some absolutely scorching days of sun, which means we’re after as many ways as possible to cool down. One method that won’t go amiss this summer is sipping (or downing) an iced coffee. Offering refreshment and a caffeine fix, it’s a great drink to minimise us melting into the ground on a boiling hot day, so without further ado here are the best spots in Manchester for an iced coffee to keep you cool.
1. Idle Hands
Serving fry ups, drool-worthy pies and coffee, Idle Hands is a great Northern Quarter spot to relax at. Chilling with a slice of pie (choose from everything from cherry to cookie dough) and an iced coffee looking out at Mancs enjoying the sun is one way to spend a hot day in Manchester. Cool down with an iced latte (alternative milks available) or grab a freshly brewed bottle of cold brew for a chilled caffeine hit on the go. Idle Hands, 35 Dale St, M1 2HF.
2. Factory Coffee
A go-to of Molly-Mae Hague’s, the former Love Island contestant is not wrong that this Manchester spot serves refreshing iced coffee. Factory Coffee sets itself apart from other Manchester spots for iced coffee by being tucked away in tailors Dooley & Rostron. As well as coffee, the spot serves an eye-catching green iced matcha latte and sweet treats from the likes of Tahi Eatery, DGHNT, Wild Child Cakes and their very own micro bakery Factory Bake to brighten your day. Factory Coffee, 38 King St W, M3 2WZ.
3. Foundation Coffee House
Foundation Coffee House are always shaking up their food and drinks menu and summer is no different as you’ll find the likes of coffee slush. This is possibly the caffeinated drink of the summer as it combines our love for icy slushies and coffee. Other chilled drinks on the Manchester coffee shop’s menu include iced americanos, lattes, mochas, matcha and chai lattes plus cold brew coffee and intriguing combination of coffee and tonic. Foundation Coffee House, Lever Street, M1 1JB | 48-50 Whitworth Street, M1 6LS | 11 Portland Street, M1 3HU | Old Mount Street, M4 4GQ.
4. Bold Street Coffee
The coffee shop from Liverpool has not only introduced to beautiful breakfast buoys but also really good coffee, both hot and iced. Serving a whole range of iced drinks from mochas to matcha, chai to chocolate. Bold Street Coffee also serves up cold brew coffee which varies day to day, a selection of iced teas and a cooling drink named ‘Arnold Palmer’ which consists of fruit iced tea topped with Fritz lemonade. Bold Street Coffee, 53 Cross Street, M2 4JN | Unit 5 140 Oxford Road, M13 9GP.
5. DITTO Coffee
Stay both cool and caffeinated by ordering an iced americano, latte or mocha from DITTO Coffee. The coffee shop located on Oxford Street and Albert Square offers an array of syrup to sweeten up your iced drink varying from caramel to hazelnut, pistachio to vanilla. DITTO Coffee has even created a Kinder Bueno flavoured ice coffee and serves up creamy frappés to cool you down too. DITTO Coffee, Oxford Place, 61 Oxford St, Manchester M1 6EQ | Union, Albert Square, M2 6LW.
Excuse the pun but this coffee shop is a treasure trove when it comes to brunch, pastries and of course coffee. Serving iced americanos and lattes using Allpress espresso, alongside iced tea, Trove is a great spot to chill with a cool beverage, especially on their Ancoats terrace where you can watch the world go by. On the go? Be sure to grab a fresh loaf of sourdough with your iced coffee whilst you’re at it. Trove, 5 Murray St, Ancoats, M4 6HS | 17 Marble St, M2 3AW | 1032-1034 Stockport Rd, Levenshulme, M19 3WX.
Boasting three branches in Manchester, one in the Northern Quarter and one at Oxford Road’s Hatch, it means you’re never too far from your iced coffee fix. The Nordic-inspired brunch spot regularly feature guest espressos all of which appear in their iced coffees, which are the perfect balance of coffee to ice and optional milk. At Takk you can enjoy cold brews and iced chocolatey coffees including a white chocolate mocha. Plus, at their University Green site Takk serves affogato (vanilla ice cream and a double espresso) for the ultimate cool down. Takk, 6 Tariff St, M1 2FF | Hatch, 103 Oxford Rd, M1 7ED | University Green, 138 Oxford Rd, M13 9GP.