Café at Z

Café Z is your one-stop destination for delicious home-cooked food, coffee and tea, cakes, sandwiches, snacks and sweets! Opened in October 2011, the fully accessible Cafe is conveniently situated on the ground floor, along from reception and right next to the main theatre space, perfect to grab an interval ice-cream!

Pop in, say ‘Hi’ and enjoy the best coffee in Hulme in our stunning 105 year old building! See whats on offer from our kitchen; our food is freshly made on premises and changes daily. We have something for everyone, whether that’s a quick coffee to go, a chilled out lunch or a cheeky glass of wine after a hard day at the office.


Opening Times for October 24th – 30th

Monday 9.30am-6pm

Tuesday 9.30am-7pm

Weds 9.30am-7pm

Thurs 9.30am-7pm

Friday 9.30am-8.30pm

Saturday 9am-6pm


(our opening hours change from week to week depending on what’s going on in the building)

We serve food from 12 noon until 2pm every day, and buffets/parties outside of these times by prior arrangement. If you miss lunch, we have a range of sandwiches made freshly every day for you to grab straight from the fridge, as well as a range of other snacks, fresh fruit and fabulous cakes from the talented ladies at The Black Cat Cakery.

We are super family friendly. We have baby change and toilet training facilities (including an ‘exploding baby’ kit for those little ‘Code Brown’ situations…), plenty of highchairs, plus a kids corner with art activities, books and toys to keep the smalls out of mischief! You are welcome to bring your own baby food, and we are happy to heat this for you. There are comfy sofas for a little nap if small people are feeling tired and grumpy, or if you want a bit of peace to breastfeed. Every other Monday during term-time, the cafe plays host to Paint Pots for Tots, a creative session for very small people. Don’t forget to book though, it gets pretty flipping busy!

Our Café also transforms into a fully stocked bar for grown-up events, with superb wines and bubbles by the glass, continental beers and British ales, and an extensive spirits selection. We love rum, we have a lot of rum.

In-house catering available for room bookings and all functions, from an exhibition launch, to birthday drinks with friends, to creative workshops or just a boring old meeting…

Please email for more details.