Teacup Kitchen in the heart of the Northern Quarter on Thomas Street is clearly still a firm Manchester favourite (I thought to myself, as I sheepishly passed those queueing out the door one Sunday lunchtime to find my friend at the front). Good timing on my part, but poor friend had been queueing for the both of us while I was predictably late.
Upon my arrival we were shown to our little table for two amongst the bustling interior of Mr Scruffs very own tea mecca, where we promptly ordered two large coffees (sinful I know given the vast range of loose leaf teas on offer at Teacup) and a couple of Prosecco’s of course .
The service is fast and friendly here and we were soon ordering their famous smokey baked beans with bacon bits and crispy pancetta, yum, as a side to poached eggs on rye toast and the Royal Northern which was made up of poached eggs, smoked salmon, hollandaise sauce and capers on sourdough toast. Double yum.
The menu offers ‘Healthy & Hearty’ lunches to and an extensive range of cakes, cream teas and even a full cookie jar to graze on with your cuppa.
The award winning Teacup has also joined the range of eateries at The Kitchens in Spinningfields, Manchester with their pop up cakery, and are spreading the love after revamping the cafe at Manchester Museum with their quirky touch, great food and hot drinks.
Their is also a well established sister tearoom Proper Tea opposite Manchester Cathedral with a contemporary but slightly more grown-up feel and an emphasis on fine loose leaf teas and indulgent morning, afternoon, cream and high teas. What could be better.
These tea connoiseurs’ are certainly having their cake and eating it. They are clearly doing something right, featured in The Good Food Guide 2016 and with customers queueing out the door they are taking over Manchester one teacup at a time!