92 Degrees John Dalton StreetCoffee
92 Degrees John Dalton Street is the first Manchester opening for this Liverpool-based success story. It’s entering a crowded market in this part of town, where options for indie coffee shops are plentiful, and that’s before you factor in the competition from the chains.
Nonetheless, it’s carving out its own niche with self-roasted coffee and strong ethical credentials. 10% of profits from their bagged coffee go to clean water charity Project Waterfall. It also tries to do the right thing by communities closer to home by using local independent suppliers and paying the living wage.
The interior is industrial and calm rather than cosy which will suit some more than others. It gets our vote if you’re looking for somewhere to park up with your laptop for a couple of hours. The mezzanine balcony is an ideal spot for building your word count (or wasting time on the internet, you choose).
Keep yourself fuelled up with cakes from Ancoats-based The Flat Baker, plus sandwiches and bagels from The Ancoats Food Factory with lots of vegan options from the latter. There’s also toasties of the melted cheese and ham variety. Always good for lifting the spirits when you’re stuck on a particularly tricky assignment.
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