Teacup sits in the heart of Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter, serving up delicious breakfasts, lunches alongside a menagerie of cakes and treats – all hand crafted from locally sourced organic produce where possible.
Tea is the top of the agenda and there is a wide range of loose-leaf varieties on offer as well as Teacup’s own bagged blends to have in or take home with you.
Our typical favourite is the organically made ‘Detox Hangover Cure’ tea (£4.30). Yes, it does what it says on the tin. Milk thistle, lemon balm, eyebright, chamomile, liquorice root and fennel all work away at the toxins you may have excessively consumed. If you’re paying the price for indulgence, this smooth, slightly sweet herbal infusion will come to the rescue.
Atkinson’s Handroasted coffee is also served, expertly pulled by Teacup Baristas.
At ‘Teacup and cakes’ your tea just wouldn’t look right without a cake to accompany it. The most popular, certainly most eye-catching, is the Rainbow Cake (pictured) – layers of multi-coloured sponge sandwiched with raspberry jam and enrobed in marzipan (£4)
If you’re peckish, and a pastry or cake will only fill a gap, try some lunch.
Try the ‘Cheeky Moo Pie’ (all pies are £9.50) – pulled Longhorn beef wrapped in flaky pastry, served with creamy mash, seasonal veg and a rich, tangy gravy.
Their milkshakes bring all the boys to the yard. They serve freshly squeezed juices and ice cold smoothies blitzed to order. Made with fresh fruit and superfoods like root ginger and blueberries, our juices and smoothies are packed with antioxidants and vitamins. On the indulgent side, they’ve created some truly mucky milkshakes inspired by some of their most popular cakes.
Teacup serves Special Afternoon Tea (£16 per person) from 2.30pm each day, offering up an ever changing selection of sweet and savoury treats, with a loose-leaf tea or glass of bubbly. Current favourites include a mini scone complete with preserve and clotted cream, and a miniature passionfruit meringue tart which melts in the mouth and lingers on the tastebuds.
Teacup has recently launched ‘Supper and a Cuppa’, an evening service running from 6.30pm, Wednesdays to Saturdays. Supper and a Cuppa combines the best possible produce to create bespoke, thincrust sourdough pizzas, juicy beef bar steaks and ‘grilled and gorgeous’ veggie options like sizzled halloumi. Fully licensed, there is a fantastic wine list and selection of beers and cocktails to accompany your Supper.
With vegetarian owners, Teacup doesn’t just offer ‘veggie options’ but have sculpted the menu around fantastic vegetarian and vegan dishes. Teacup is child friendly and wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms and changing facilities.
Teacup is open from 10am each day.
55 Thomas Street, Manchester M4 1NA.
To book call 0161 832 3233 or text ‘24TEA‘ to 88802
Photography: Carl Sukonik, The Vain Photography