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The Art of Tea

47 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 6TW, England
+44 161 448 9323
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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“brunch” (9 reviews)
“cakes” (14 reviews)
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
47 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 6TW, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous independent cafe - with a second hand bookshop and picture framer tucked away in the back. Brilliant coffees - and I can also heartily recommend the salads and bagels - very strongly recommended

Thank Irena G
Reviewed 5 April 2017

The cafe has a great selection of teas coffees and cakes to choose from but the main attraction has to be the bookshop at the back. It has charming piles of books scattered all around for you to browse and to purchase. The establishment is...More

Thank Izzy C
Reviewed 28 March 2017

We often come here after shopping in Didsbury, or just to sit back and relax on a Saturday. It's the kind of place where you end up staying for a long while. I usually have the super tasty tea cakes with lapsang tea... Staff are...More

Thank EFSaunders
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

My friend brought me here for breakfast before I travelled back home. It was exceptional! I had the veggie breakfast and it was absolutely delightful. It looked beautiful on the plate and tasted even better than it looked. Everything was perfectly cooked - particularly the...More

Thank Lulu M
Reviewed 17 March 2017

Whether it is popping in for a coffee and doing some work or meeting friends for lunch this is the place to be with it's selection of teas amazing coffees beers wines and spirits complementing a great food menu

Thank Tri R
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

If the books of Lewis Carol offer us an escape into the wonders of his fantastical imaginary world then The Art of Tea offers us a similar doorway into the realms of our own imagination. It is a lovely place with great quality food and...More

Thank Jonathan H
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

Decided to try this place earlier in the week and a few days later we are back again. This place has a great atmosphere, great service, great food and the earl grey tea is the best I've tasted.

Thank Claire P
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

My friend lives in Manchester I was visiting and he recommended this place as I love all things quirky and I love books. Well I was not disappointed it's amazing! Quirky inside and such a wide range of people enjoying. Superb menu, we had the...More

Thank PaulaJayHarv
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

This place was a fantastic discovery. Options for brunch are excellent and their tea menu is very good. Prices are ok. The atmosphere is laid back, with dim lightning and music. At the back of the restaurant there is a small bookstore that sells (mostly)...More

Thank puqu
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Found a lovely corner of the shop to work in of an evening. Great wifi connection. Limited menu but lovely options. Lovely fresh soup of the day with fresh bread. Fantastic staff. Great music night on a Thursday, if you want to work maybe a...More

Thank Christina P
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Restaurant Details

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Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, After-hours
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Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 47 Barlow Moor Road, Manchester M20 6TW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 448 9323
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