Manchester’s most reliable stop-off for a relaxed and colourful vibe, bags of space, cheap but decent food and legendary tea, coffee and beer menus has to be Font.
As if these victories weren’t enough, the number one jewel in Font’s crown is its status as the city’s only provider of £ 2 cocktails for the last 16 years.
The times have changed but the deal hasn’t – Font will mix up and serve up over 60 types of £ 2 to £ 5 cocktails for your drinking pleasure, day or night. The amaretto sour is the star, a classic that is always well made considering the price. If you fancy something sweeter, a Mississippi mudslide is like a dessert in a glass, while a few Purple Hazes will have you up and practicing your finest air guitar game.
I mentioned the space and it’s an important point – Font always feels welcoming and even when busy a seat always seems to become available. I used to host a book group here every month as it was the only place likely to accommodate an ample crowd on its vast, cozy sofas.
Colourful murals and artwork will keep your eyeballs busy while you wait for your fry up (£ 6 – £ 7.50), burger (£ 6 – £ 9.50) or wrap (£ 5.25 – £ 8.50). Hot drinks are served with a Freddo on the side – just one of the small but much appreciated ways Font shows Manchester how much it loves us. We love you too Font, we love you too.