Second Cup Manchester

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A couple of weeks ago I spotted someone on Facebook post they were in a new coffee shop at Manchester Arndale  called Second Cup.

I'd never heard of if before but the drink she posted looked good and I love good coffee.

After a bit of googling I've discovered they are a Canadian brand with franchises worldwide.

Manchester has the only UK store at the moment and one is set to open in Birmingham soon.

I met my mum at Marks and Spencers and Second Cup is on the outside of the arndale opposite M&S, Next to Pizza Hut on Cross Street we decided to try it. 

It seems small when we walked in but it has two floors. 

The downstairs has a mix of tables and comfy chairs and the upstairs is a large bight airy space with comfy couches as well as tables and chairs. (I mean upright chairs rather than comfy slouchy chairs) 

I love the lights and the over all look of the place. There were quite a few people in but it felt a lot calmer than some coffee shops and because we were away from the  coffee machines it was quieter. 

We had one eye on the couches and as soon as they were free we headed over. There is a wall of books and I could have happily spent all afternoon curled up with my coffee.

There was a huge choice of coffee's and some great looking cakes but we stuck to what we know. Flat White. What was unusual was the choice in size. In most coffee shops it's one of the only coffee's you don't get a choice on sizes. 

We went for the medium size one and it was really nice coffee. It was about £2.50 maybe a bit more but it's usually £2.40 in other coffee shops for the small size.

In some ways I don't want you all to know about this place and fill up those comfy couches but I really liked my experience in here so I wanted to share it with you.

I'm hoping to get a chance to go again maybe even before this post goes up. They have a loyalty card scheme and I'm already on my way to my first free drink. I think this will be out new go to coffee shop. The only down side was they have no outside seating. I know it's only february but I don't think they'd be able to have seat outside as the pavement isn't very wide round there and they are digging up cross street so it wouldn't be all that nice.

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  1. I love coffee shops that mix it up. We are having a coffee boom in my area right now - shops are sprouting up all over the place. I hope your next visit doesn't dissapoint!

    Amanda |

  2. Thank you, I still haven't had a chance to go back yet. It was a great laid back atmosphere and I'm looking forward to my next visit


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