Teacup is Manchester’s go to place for a cuppa these days; located on Thomas Street, right in the hustle and bustle of the Northern Quarter, the big windows are perfect for watching the world go by and taking the weight off your feet.
Open at 10am you can start the day with a fashionably late breakfast, the large dippy duck eggs are the best thing off the menu – creamy, smooth and runny – great for dipping your Barbakan soldiers in. Need some lunch? Take advantage of the unusual sandwich fillings and the homemade soups – great big doorsteps of bread; the best being the falafel with its tangy pickle and fresh hint of mint. Or there’s a good selection of warming pies if you need something to stave off this lovely weather we’re experiencing at the moment!
Through the afternoon Teacup offers sweet salvation for those in need of a sugary pick me up – there’s homemade cakes galore, coffee to wake you back up and a massive selection of loose leaf tea; like the delicately perfumed rose petal served in a dainty glass teapot. There’s even a very good value afternoon tea, at £14 it seems expensive, but it’s so big you can share it between two! Finger sandwiches with a selection of those aforementioned unusual fillings, tarts, cakes and scones – might be an afternoon tea fit for a princess, but it’ll make you feel like an ogre if you manage to eat the whole lot!
On to the evening; Wednesday through to Saturday, Teacup has now installed their ‘Supper and a Cuppa‘ menu – an eclectic mix of warming dishes including a Fish and Chips that arrives with its own range of condiments including curry salt, spiced chocolate balsamic and sea salt spray. There’s a new pizza menu that’s also just launched, a range of meat, fish and veggie selections on top of a sourdough base. Your supper comes with complimentary bread, potatoes, veg and dips to start – a good value bellyful indeed.
And for the night time? Unfortunately there’s no warm, cosy beds for you to curl up in under the coffee machines – but filled with Teacup’s big sized bites you’ll be prepared to face anything, even the Manchester weather!