Something’s happening in Manchester. Up here, at the core of what the London glitterati somewhat sneeringly refer to as the ‘Northern Powerhouse’, the people of this city are staying up late, dealing with constant headaches and getting the shakes on and off throughout the day.
Yes, Mancunians are drinking a hell of a lot of coffee these days, namely because – coinciding with the daily expansion of Pret, Costa, Nero, Starbucks and the rest across the city centre – Manchester is also playing host to a growing number of independent coffee shops as the months go by.
As I sit here typing, I’m aware that had I set out to write such a list even a couple of months ago, I’d have likely fallen short of recommending ten places to grab a brew. Should I revise this list in the months to come – and no doubt I will – chances…
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