Independent local roastery Ancoats Coffee Co has revealed plans to open a second venue on Piccadilly Approach.

The area certainly seems to be on the up, having added a swathe of new independents to its ranks in the past year.

Newcomers to the area include Canadian breakfast heroes Moose Coffee, Northern Soul Grilled Cheese and local fast food entrepreneurs Archies.

Each, in turn, is bringing a new tone to the station approach – which has traditionally not been a destination for independent eating and drinking. And now we can add award-winning roastery Ancoats Coffee Co to the list.

Fans of the Ancoats cafe can expect the same high level of detail, high-quality food and drink offerings, from top-notch locally roasted coffees to indulgent brownies and cake.

Commenting on the new opening, founder Jamie Boland said: “The area around Piccadilly train station has historically been dominated by chain-operations and we’re really excited to bring an alternative, local and independent choice to workers and commuters alike.”

Ancoats Coffee Co to open second site on Piccadilly Approach I Love Manchester
A CGI of the new Ancoats Coffee Co cafe, due to open in 111 Piccadilly next year

The cafe will be opening in Bruntwood’s soon-to-be-refurbished 111 Piccadilly. On completion, this will be one of Manchester’s smartest workspaces with advanced technology and sensors monitoring air quality, space utilisation and energy usage.

“Ancoats Coffee Co will enable us to open the building’s doors to the public and help create a vibrant and welcoming space for people to enjoy,” said Andrea George, director of retail and leisure at Bruntwood Works. 

“We love what they’ve created in Ancoats, it’s definitely more than a coffee shop. They’ve built a community around a love of real coffee and wholesome food.” 

111 Piccadilly is part of Bruntwood Work’s £50m customer-focused Pioneer programme, aimed at reinventing a number of key buildings across the North and Midlands.

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