Café at Z

Café Z: Coffee and tea, cakes, sandwiches, snacks and sweeties! 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 October 16th – 22nd

Monday 9.30am – 8pm

Tuesday 9.30am – 8pm

Wednesday 9.30am – 8pm

Thursday 9.30am – 8pm

Friday 9.30am – 9pm

Saturday 9am – 5pm

Sunday 10am – 4pm

(Our opening hours change from week to week depending on what’s going on in the building. Unsure? Give us a call!)

We serve food from 12 noon until 2pm every day, and buffets/parties outside of these times by prior arrangement. Every monday is Meat-Free in the cafe!

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 very 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, reading corner with beanbags and cushions plus a kids corner with art activities 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 chill-out areas with sofas for a little nap if small people are feeling tired and grumpy, or if you want a bit of peace to breastfeed. Our picnic boxes are great value for money (£3.95!!!!) and always available should the kids get hungry outside of meal times contains a sandwich, drink, plus 3 snack items from our kids healthy snack range.

Our Café also transforms into a fully stocked bar for grown-up events, with superb wines and bubbles by the bottle or glass, continental beers and British ales, and an extensive spirits selection.

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.

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