These guys are nata messing around when it comes to the Portuguese treat.
We might not be able to jet off to the Algarve for a slice of sunshine any time soon (thanks for that, COVID), but bringing a taste of Portugal to Manchester is Just Natas – a lovely little bakery spot that takes up residence in the Arndale Market.
Joining the likes of Piazza MCR and Viet Shack at the casual dining section of the popular shopping centre, the stall was born out of pure passion for the delicious, custard-filled treats – at the helm of the team behind Federal Cafe.
Serving up just pastéis de nata and Espresso coffee, the mini bakery is the perfect place to drop by for a quick treat – with Natas available from 10am until 5pm (or until sell-out). And if anyone knows how to rustle up the flaky goodness, it’s these guys. With Portuguese heritage running through their veins, the little pastries come as authentic as they can possibly get – packed full of that delicious, fluffy, eggy custard filling that we all know and absolutely love.
Baked fresh daily on-site, Just Natas offers up takeaway boxes to fill with as many Natas as you’d like, with the stall open every single day feeding our persistent sweet tooth.
Experimenting in the kitchen especially for the summer, the bakery has also introduced 100% plant-based Natas, too, meaning vegans can now get in on the custardy action.
Find them from 10am daily at the Arndale Market, 49 High St, M4 3AH.