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Oak St. Cafe

Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
+44 161 839 7530
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good34%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“toasties” (6 reviews)
“soup” (8 reviews)
“cake” (7 reviews)
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Cafe, International, British, Contemporary, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
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Reviewed 26 April 2017 via mobile

A toast, piece of cake, lose leaf tea & hot chocolate for £11. Great service, everything tasty, with a chill vibe. My pics dont make justice!

1  Thank Isabel S
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Excellent tasty food- suited 4 different dietary needs which is not possible many places! Only thing to improve on was some uncovered displayed cakes with flies buzzing and landing on...😝

Thank 5U2E
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Stopped off for a quick brew while in this part of town. Set inside the craft centre it has a very airy feeling. Also seating outside. Staff could have been a bit more attentive as it appeared they didn't even notice us there!

1  Thank Steve-and-Andie
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just popped in for a look at the craft centre and where surprised to find the oak st cafe was so nice . We only had drinks but the menu and cakes looked so good we will definitely call in again. The atmosphere and ambience...More

Thank Caron H
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

When is a stew not a stew, when is a three salad salad not a salad and when is it very expensive to find out. For answers to all the above then you really must visit the Oak St Cafe. But in all honesty there...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Stopped in for coffee while visiting the Craft & Design centre. Ended up being tempted by a piece of cake as well. Both were very good.. It was too early for lunch but I had still been there I would have happily eaten there. Would...More

Thank graycon14
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Lunchtime, quiet spot in the centre of all these craft shops. Drinks good, meal great. Really enjoyed this, plus clean toilets.

Thank Mikethenailer
Reviewed 28 October 2016

This small cafe is inside the Craft and Design Centre in the Northern Quarter. The whole centre is an oasis of peace in the heart of busy Manchester. There is a good selection of food and drink, whether you want tea and cake or lunch....More

Thank mariecurie_57
Reviewed 15 July 2016

Oak Street Cafe is a lovely little place hidden away from the hustle and bustle in Manchester's Arts & Crafts Centre. As another reviewer has stated, it really is a hidden gem of a place that I would highly recommend to others. The selection of...More

1  Thank gracie_2910
Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Absolutely lovely, the staff were very friendly and welcoming and the food was great! There was a lot of vegan and gluten free options. The location and decor of the cafe restaurant was also very pleasant and based within an open art gallery. My girlfriend...More

2  Thank CharlieOfYee
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
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10:00 - 16:30
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10:00 - 16:30
10:00 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Manchester Craft Centre 17 Oak Street | Northern Quarter, Manchester, Manchester M4 5JD, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 839 7530
  • E-mail
You can find Oak Street Cafe in the Manchester Craft&Design Centre which is based in an amazing victorian building in the heart of the northern quarter. The menu changes daily serving out of the ordinary salads, one pot wonders, grilled toasties and home baked cakes & pastries...We cater for all diets including veggie/vegan and glueten/wheat free options...Something for everyone!
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