FEDERAL CAFE | MANCHESTER FOOD REVIEW
I’ve been to the Federal Cafe in Manchester a fair few times now – it’s always one of my go to places whenever I’m meeting friends who have just come into Manchester for the day
Federal Cafe is an independent and locally owned coffee shop, describing itself as a New Zealand and Australian Cafe – I’m assuming the owners might be from there then…!?
Nevertheless, I absolutely love supporting local businesses in the city, because the service and passion that goes into making their food and drinks are always second to none! Plus it’s close to Piccadilly Station (about 10 min walk) and it’s right next to the Arndale Center – so the location is perfect!
Just a quick stroll through their Instagram page, you can see they are serious about their coffee
Using only the finest Ozone coffee, I decided to be a bit experimental and I ordered a Matcha Green Tea Latte, and Chris ordered a standard Latte
First impressions – LOVE the latte art. I really appriciate a good barista who can add these little details on top
FUN FACT: When I used to wrk at Starbucks, ageeees ago – I was a pro at them – not anymore though! ha
However, after my first couple of sips, it was clear that I did not like the Matcha flavour – but we loved Chris’s latte though!
I just thought mine was quite a bit grainy in texture
But at least I got a great picture for Insta!
Prices are pretty reasonable for their Breakfast & Brunch options
My Eggs Benedict with Smoked Salmon was £8
Chris’s Smashed Avocado with Smoked Salmon was £11
Portions were a good size, the dishes were presented well, and all the ingredients are fresh and locally sourced which is always a bonus!
And if you were still hungry after, or looking for a sweet treat – they also offer a wide range of freshly baked cakes made in house