right in the heart of ancoats


We've changed our name and location, but everything else stays the same!

We've moved around the corner to a brand spanking new place on Cutting Room Square in the former Halle Kitchen and Bar. We still serve the same great coffee and sandwiches but in a bright new and much larger space!  We've reverted to our original name - Cafe Cotton - as it better reflects our new place. 

We are now open until 8pm Wednesday to Sunday, so come down and enjoy some great beers and cocktails. The sun's going to be shining over the next few days so celebrate with 2 Aperol Spritz for just £10!

Pre COVID 19 picture of our lunchtime sandwich selection

Serving the Ancoats community great food and coffee since 2013

Open every day for amazing breakfasts to awesome lunchtime sandwiches and of course, great coffee!

Our Story

Way back 2013 we opened our first (tiny) cafe in Beehive Mill (the building on the left of the picture). Ancoats was dead - almost non-existent with more car parks than buildings. A few figures scurrying around like in a LS Lowry painting, before disappearing into who knows where. Tumbleweed blowing along the deserted streets. (ok maybe not that last bit!)


Seven years later Ancoats is unrecognisable. Yep, we picked a blinder! 


One thing that hasn't changed though and that is our love of good homemade food using great ingredients from people who are also passionate about what they do.


Our bread is baked around the corner at Companio bakery...

...while most of our fruit, vegetables, and herbs are from growers here in the North.

Using local farms means we are helping protect the livelihoods of farmers and their workers.

Our cheese now comes from Yorkshire and our butter from Cheshire.

Our coffee and teas are from Atkinsons of Lancaster

Our house blend is 25% Columbia, 25% Brazil, 25% Peru, 25% Guatemala. We sell beans, ground or if you want - just a great flat white!

Home of the Manc Triple

Over 10,000 sold!

Our famous triple-decker sandwich on sourdough with house marinated chicken, parmesan and smoked bacon

This Weeks Opening hours:

Monday & Tuesday 8 am until 4 pm

Wednesday to Sunday 8am - 8pm


Email. info@cafecotton.co.uk

Phone us on 0161 806 0261

Cafe Cotton (Ancoats Catering Ltd)

40 Blossom Street, Cutting Room Square,

Manchester M4 6BF

We would love to hear from you!

we want you out asap!


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