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Thyme Out – Calm cafe

This place was something I was introduced to years ago: a friend had ordered dippy duck eggs. He told me to have a look out the back, and there they where, ducks here trapping around in mud. The ducks are long gone, but brunch is still a large part of what they do, and still with duck eggs (if you so wish) but sadly not on premise. 

This is a place I hide in and write, before fetching my son from his wood school in a gap in a nearby hedge. The atmosphere allows me to loiter over a latte. Some other days we both troop in. He will be very covered in mud – it can be wild behind that hedge. He will have a lush hot chocolate and a big slab of their cake.

Whichever guise I am there under, they are always friendly and glad to see us.

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147 Nell Lane, Manchester

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Opening Times

09:00 - 17:00 daily


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)