Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, Afflecks still continues to welcome new businesses, adding plenty of uniqueness and flair to the iconic building. Opening on the third floor of the Northern Quarter building, is brand new cafe, Third Floor Rising, which offers an all-day menu of British classics, from breakfast through to closing time.
Described as “a new traditional cafe, serving homemade food in a retro setting”, Third Floor Rising will be open for breakfast from 10.30am, as well as lunch and drinks all day long, with the aim to refuel hungry shoppers, visitors and traders alike.
Serving cafe classics , Third Floor Rising will dish up quality breakfasts with specialities including meat, vegetarian and vegan fry-ups and breakfast rolls, BLT, teas, coffees and everything required to kick start the day. There’s also a solid list of owner Tommy’s homemade pies, paninis, toasties and filled rolls as well as owner Sarah’s home made tray bakes and cakes.
The drinks menu includes coffees, smoothies, milkshakes and coolers. All of this will be brought to customers in a relaxed, homespun atmosphere with carefully considered vintage inspired interiors. From handwritten, daily-changing menus, to original 70s printed wallpaper, owners Tommy and Sarah wanted to emulate their own home and love of all things retro in the surroundings for the city’s new community cafe.
The welcoming space also reflects the amazing light and history within the building with its panoramic windows looking out onto the Northern Quarter. Plants and artwork from fellow Afflecks traders City and Bloom and Egoiste Gallery adorn the space.
Third Floor Rising has been brought to Afflecks by husband and wife team Tommy Heaton and Sarah Abell – long time Afflecks fans who felt that it was the perfect space for their new venture. As one of Manchester’s most famous café spots rises again, the inspiration for the name comes from the book of the same title written by author Hilary Mantel when she worked at Affleck and Brown.
Commenting on the launch, Tommy said: “Since we’ve joined we have loved getting to know everyone, from the cleaners to the management to the stall holders and the techs! It feels like a family – a family we are proud to be part of. We are excited about the next few years as we plan to serve up hearty, homemade food in one of our favourite places in the world and we hope other people will love it too.”
Third Floor Rising can be found on the third floor of Afflecks, 52 Church St, M4 1PW. The cafe is open: Monday – Friday 10:30am-5:30pm, Saturday 10:30am-5:30pm and Sunday 11am-4pm.