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The cute new East Asian-inspired neighbourhood café hidden under a viaduct arch

This hidden new East Asian-inspired neighbourhood cafe in Greater Manchester serves sensational coffee and special “kim-cheese” sandwiches…

Neighbourhood is a brand new independent coffee shop on Viaduct Road in Altrincham which opened in the first week of September.

Buzzing business and life partners Gladys and Rainbow moved to Manchester from Hong Kong almost two years ago and conceived their new venture out of love and passion for people.

Gladys has an advertising background working for Yahoo and is the marketing mind behind the eatery.

Neighbourhood Cafe, Altrincham

Partner Rainbow is the barista and chef, “she’s the brains behind the business,” lovingly declares Gladys.

“We’ve been in the country for almost two years now and wanted to do something we love together,” she continued. 

“We love coffee and life. We’ve always wanted to start our own cafe to meet people and create a space for people to meet with their loved ones. We really want to blend in and grow with the local community here in Altrincham.

“We love the community here. People are really nice – we had people checking in on us while we were under construction and offering a hand. 

“We chose Greater Manchester to begin the second half of our life.”

Neighbourhood’s Interior Style

The interior is naturally industrial being situated under a viaduct archway yet it’s immaculate, warm and cute.

Arching exposed brick ceilings and walls are complimented with hanging pendant lighting and metal chairs and a monochrome colour palette.

There’s a large slogan painted on the brick wall to the right as you enter and it sets the tone…

“Life is a combination of sip, chew, love, and repeat! If you live like this the world would be better.”

The best of Korean, Japan and Chinese Food

Neighbourhood is an inclusive and accessible 18 cover industrial-style cafe serving up a Chinese, Japanese and Korean fusion of food and beverages including your classic coffees and pastries, plus rose lattes, matcha and hojicha tea imported from Marukyu Koyamaen in Japan, sensational kimchi and cheese sandwiches, Japanese waffles and ice cream – to name a few favourites.

Their speciality coffee is ethically sourced and perfectly crafted arabica coffee from Extract Coffee Roasters on Lower Byron Street in Manchester who work with with local charities, supporting community projects all over to create new employment opportunities and to give others a leg up in life.

Delicious sandwiches at Neighbourhood

Go for the coffee, stay for the sandwiches.

Rainbow is very focused in the kitchen area behind the scenes making special sandwiches. signature sandwiches Kim-Cheese Pork Belly Sourdough (£8.50) which is tender but crispy pork belly, spicy kimchi and cheese on ‘gluey’ soft sourdough bread. 

Gladys continued: “This area is very vibrant and we are excited to be part of the booming cafe scene.

“We would like everyone to enjoy their time with us while they wait for their coffee or stay and finish their work – we have a good Wi-Fi connection.”

Discover Neighbourhood Café at Arch 20 Viaduct Rd, Altrincham WA14 5DU

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