Going for cake is one of my favourite weekend treats – I love it almost as much as going out for brunch (sensing a pattern in my favourite pastimes here, anybody?), and I’m lucky that Manchester has a number of amazing spots for me to indulge my sweet tooth.
As you’ll know from my past posts, I usually follow a pretty healthy lifestyle, but those that know me know that when I indulge, I REALLY indulge! Here are my favourite places to get cake in Manchester.
Sugar Junction (Tib Street)
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With a cute vintage vibe, Sugar Junction specialises in tea and cake and is the perfect mid-afternoon shopping stop off. You can choose from a range of afternoon and cream teas, including gluten free options, as well as a daily fresh cake selection that boasts beauties like peanut butter and banana cake.
Fig & Sparrow (Oldham Street)
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I wrote about my love for design shop-meets-coffee bar Fig & Sparrow a while back. While the coffee is great, it also boasts a yummy selection of cakes and brownies, with gluten free and vegan choices available. The gluten free brownies are a Friday staple in my office – they come in peanut butter, chocolate orange, salted caramel and double chocolate flavours.
Tea42 (High Street)
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Tea42 steps away from traditional tearooms with an extensive gluten free menu. The cakes are mouthwatering, and the eatery recently won a FreeFrom Eating Out Award.
Richmond Tea Rooms (Richmond Street)
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Richmond Tea Rooms plays on an Alice In Wonderland-reminsicent, traditional theme to bring a deluxe ad extravagant cake experience. Its offering changes day to day, but you can be sure to find classics including Victoria sponge, lemon drizzle cake and black forest gateau.
Home Sweet Home (Edge Street)
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Having raved about the pancakes in my recent brunch post, I couldn’t write a post about cake and not include Home Sweet Home. The mouthwatering creations on offer are second to none – my must-tries are the Oreo cheesecake and cookie dough pie.
Have you got any cake recommendations in your city? Let me know in the comments below.