Lunchtime treats

Today I continued both my exploration of Manchester’s Northern Quarter as well as my new mission to try out the various different tea rooms/cake shops in Manchester with a visit to Sugar Junction.

Sugar Junction’s tea rooms proved to be a lovely place for lunch, with vintage-inspired décor, pretty vintage china and fresh home-baked cakes. There was a lot of choice, with 25 varieties of tea, breakfast and lunch meals, various fresh cakes and retro milkshakes (which looked pretty epic and may be one for my next visit). Me and my friend both had the unusual but tasty soup of the day, which was courgette, feta and mint, and came served with rustic chunks of bread. I followed this with a slice of the victoria sponge (which seems to be my failsafe option when there is too much choice), which tasted homely and was topped with fresh strawberries, and my friend had the prettily decorated Battenberg. Overall, thumbs up from us!

Sugar Junction has been open on Tib Street since 2011, and it seems to have become pretty popular, particularly at lunchtime. I’d say that booking is probably advisable. It’s one to remember too, as they also offer vintage-themed events, including weddings and hen parties that feature tea, cakes and burlesque lessons!

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