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Fig + Sparrow – A winter hideaway

The first coffee shop I visited in Manchester was always going to hold a special place in my heart, but it’s not just the nostalgia hit that keeps me coming back. Fig + Sparrow also perfectly combines two of my favourite hobbies; people-watching and drinking coffee.

There’s never a dull moment in the Northern Quarter and there’s no better place to watch all of the goings-on unfold than from a window seat in F + S.

This self-proclaimed Coffee & Design House is at its best when the days are dark, rainy and biting cold. It won’t take long to warm up once you’re inside and the steamed up windows add to the relaxed and cosy ambience. Their playlists are always spot-on too!

Be warned though – once you’ve made yourself comfortable you won’t want to go back outside. I’ve often found myself spending far too many hours lost in the heaven of a good book and coconut milk cappuccinos. There’s a reason it’s such a Northern Quarter favourite!

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Details about this spot



20 Oldham Street, Manchester

Telephone number


Opening Times

Mon - Fri 08:00 - 19:00, Sat 09:00 - 18:00, Sun 10:00 - 18:00


Cappuccino: £ 2.80


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