Okay I have to tell you about the best cafe in Manchester which is the Nexus Art Cafe.
Nexus is a creative community space in the heart of the city centre located in the Northern Quarter. They operate a not-for-profit café and arts venue where they showcase the work of emerging creative practitioners, facilitate local organisations and work with users towards sustainable community development projects.
The food there is absolutely delicious they have a variety of sandwiches, baked potatoes, pies, cakes, pastries and hot and cold drinks. My favourite dishes are;
Chicken of Aragon Pie (Free Range British Chicken, Smoky Bacon, Roast Garlic, Vermouth, and Fresh Tarragon in Fresh Pastry)
Heidi Pie (Goat’s Cheese, Sweet Potato Spinach, Red Onion, Roasted Garlic in lovely pastry)
Ciao Chicken Sandwich (Chicken, Pesto, Mozzarella, Sundried Tomato)
Working in partnership with local council, police, bars & clubs Nexus opens as a night cafe on Saturday nights. Between 2-6am every week, the night café offers a safe space for folks making their way home after a night out. By providing a warm, friendly, fun place and taxi ordering service, they help reduce the problems of bogus taxis and alcohol related crime.
The great thing about Nexus is the almost organised chaos layout. To get to the cafe you have to travel down stairs where the walls are christened with stylised graffiti, you follow signs to the main room where there are countless small sofas, mismatched chairs and wicker thrones. It looks like the owner went mental buying furniture on eBay which adds to the quaint, quirky, homely feel of the place. You place your order take it to wherever you feel like sitting and stay for as long as you please. At Nexus there is no jostling you along, no questions that don't need to be asked, no pushing you out the door. It's relaxed.
It's peaceful. It's my home away from home.
Please check out their website and promise me you'll give it a try and let me know what you had to eat.
No Drama xx