Few things could be more British than a nice cup of tea, and in Didsbury, there is a place serving up superlative brews. The Art of Tea is a cafe dedicated to everyone’s favourite beverage, which they supplement with superb food and an abundance of live events to keep the loyal punters of south Manchester coming through their doors on Barlow Moor Road. Pop in for a brew, a bite to eat, one of their speciality beers or for a full meal.
Manchester is full of superb cafes, and down on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury, there is an independent venue that makes a strong claim to be the best of the lot. The Art of Tea offers everything that one would want in a neighbourhood cafe: speciality teas and coffees, superb British food, exhibitions and events, free WiFi...they even have an adjoining bookstore, so you can pick up some quality reading material as you while away an afternoon in their friendly confines.
The Art of Tea is open from 9am every morning, and their morning specials are well worth a visit early doors. They serve British breakfast classics – full English, Welsh rarebit, bacon and sausage butties – as well as favourites from further afield, like eggs Benedict. Lunchtime means sandwiches, homemade soup and a variety of salads, and evenings bring pizzas, a wide range of real ales and hand-selected wines. Book a table at their cafe on Barlow Moor Road in Didsbury for one of the finest dining experiences in Manchester.
Such an amazing cafe, with an incredible soundtrack. The bookshop at the back is the best secondhand book shop I’ve come across in many a year. Worth a visit just for that!
Absolutley loved the kind service and beautiful atmosphere. It was quick, vintage and had beautiful coffee. Very highly recommended and perfect place to have taken my date.
lovely place very small and cosy bookshop at the back, again very cosy friendly member of staff thoroughly enjoyed my hot chocolate while i got some revision done
Have never been before and we both really enjoyed it. Good food and a great selection of teas and coffees. We had the lunch menu and there were plenty of tasty things to choose from. Would definitely go again.
The Art of Tea is in my top five places. Tom, Phil, Gina and the rest of his team make this a genuine place you automatically want to return to. It has that family feel, a proper community atmosphere where nothing is too much trouble and there's always a smile waiting. Quirky ... Just as I like it. Never had a bad meal there ...... I love the place.
Excellent restaurant. It was relatively quite as I went around 9pm on Monday which was the ideal atmosphere for me to be able to get some studying done there. The food and drinks were both fantastic - they were able to customize the order I wanted for me which was great. I'll be returning more often for sure.
We had a really nice time at The Art of Tea. The live music was good (there was a good atmosphere) and the service was friendly.
A lovely quirky corner fo breakfast - and great coffee as well as a huge tea menu. A great range of eats; toast a little underdone for my taste and as it came to the table ready buttered I felt it would be awkward to send it back - perhaps for this reason, I’d suggest butter on the side.
Art of Tea has a really nice atmosphere and the staff are lovely. Went on a Tuesday evening for the 20% off your bill offer and ordered two pizzas - 4 cheese special and goats cheese and artichoke - they were delicious. Sometimes food can take a while to come out, but it's always worth the wait.
Lovely staff and great atmosphere. Table reservation there and nice table as requested. Food took quite a long time to arrive but worth waiting for - the black pudding hash was delicious and the soup was good too. Thoroughly recommend the place.