Milk & Honey CafeGlobal
Milk & Honey Cafe does pretty much what it says on the tin – it’s a bona fide cafe, only open during the daytime in the week, and it serves up breakfasty things, some containing milk and honey, and wholesome lunches, all vegetarian, ethically sourced and seasonal.
The volunteer-run not-for-profit cafe is also part of St Peter’s House, the Christian chaplaincy for the Manchester Universities and RNCM, so community spirit abounds, along with the proper coffee, “heartwarming” brews and freshly cooked food. Main dishes change daily according to what comes in, but previous soups, salads and stews specials have included: marinated tofu and tomato chilli broth bowl with crispy shallots; beetroot tabbouleh with kale, pomegranate, feta and flaked almonds, and jackfruit and chickpea rendang curry, cheeky basmati rice salad and slaw.
Homemade quiches are also a bit of a “thing”, featuring flavours including cauliflower, spinach and mature Cheddar or leek, spinach and chèvre goat cheese, and much of the bread is baked onsite at Milk & Honey, with a team of local suppliers and volunteer bakers creating the cakes and treats. The ethos is of “good food and drink that bring people together around shared tables”, and the aim is that you leave full of a warm feeling as well as full of food.
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