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17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
+44 161 839 7530
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10:00 - 16:30
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Manchester
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122 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small cafe is inside the Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter. The whole centre is an oasis of peace in the heart of busy Manchester. There is a good selection of food and drink, whether you want tea and cake or lunch. I didn't have any cake, but they look homemade and delicious. My parsnip and cumin... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Oak Street Cafe is a lovely little place hidden away from the hustle and bustle in Manchester's Arts & Crafts Centre. As another reviewer has stated, it really is a hidden gem of a place that I would highly recommend to others. The selection of drinks on offer is impressive and the food always looks fresh, nutritious and homemade. It... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was great! There was a lot of vegan and gluten free options. The location and decor of the cafe restaurant was also very pleasant and based within an open art gallery. My girlfriend and I will definitely be returning.

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Liverpool
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38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

Really lovely, homely food and friendly staff. The food menu offers something for everyone: meat eaters, vegetarians, and vegans will all be satisfied! There only seemed to be two staff members working giving off a very homely atmosphere. The girl working on the front was very genuine and made us feel instantly comfortable. Amazing vegan brownie too!! Being in an... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Lovely spot for lunch - the café does a range of daily soups and salads, all fresh and homemade. There's also a good menu of toasties and the cakes on the counter look delicious. Loads of veggie and gluten free options, and the menu gives you the chance to mix and match different items. We tried a lovely squash and... More 

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Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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136 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2016 via mobile

I had a great pumpkin and cumin soup with a large piece of bread and 1 butter and water. I think they do different so pus everyday. I liked that they do not give you tonnes of butter. They also do toasties.

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Thank JJMac1
Radcliffe, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2016 via mobile

A hidden gem in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Inside the arts centre. It's a lovely place, the menu is simple and well presented. The specials are varied and interesting and the team are lovely. The price is good too. Highly recommend this place.

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Thank Kieran M
Salford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

The chocolate hazlenut brownie was lovely. The only reason I have not put an excellent is that I went with my sister who ordered soup and i ordered cake (cake for lunch :)) and coffees. But they first brought out my coffee, then a good while later when i had nearly finished my coffee, my cake and then it took... More 

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Thank Samantha H
Bologna, Italy
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

We were walking around Northern quarter when when we saw the sign of Craft Centre. What a surprise was this cafe!! definitely my favorite cafe in Manchester where you can find home-made and healthy food for all (vegan, gluten free etc) served by lovely people

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Thank Barbara B
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

This is my favourite cafe in Manchester. It's in a beautiful location, it serves home-made, healthy food which caters for all - vegan, gluten free etc. It's run by lovely people and there's no fakeness about it. It's just genuinely lovely. We need more cafes like this! They play really cool music too. Start going to places like this. Stop... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, British, International, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 16:30
Monday
10:00 - 16:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 16:30
Thursday
10:00 - 16:30
Friday
10:00 - 16:30
Saturday
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 7530
Description
You can find Oak Street Cafe in the Manchester Craft&Design Centre which is based in an amazing victorian building in the heart of the northern quarter. The menu changes daily serving out of the ordinary salads, one pot wonders, grilled toasties and home baked cakes & pastries...We cater for all diets including veggie/vegan and glueten/wheat free options...Something for everyone!

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