We strive to use independent companies to supply our café. We’re also proud of the working relationships we’ve developed with suppliers over the years of working with them. Where possible we will always support Co-operative and independent business’.
Black Cat Cakery
We’ve been working with the wonderful Erikas’ (Erika N and Erika V) at Black Cat since they first started. As a small independent cake company specialising in vegan cakes they also offer sugar & gluten free baked delights.
Lily & Dilly
We’ve been working with Lily & Dilly for just over a year now, another independent company supplying us with some of the most deliciously light vegan sponges and wacky combinations.
Alphabet Brewing Co., BEATNIKZ REPUBLIC, Shindigger
Manchester craft beers COMING MAY 2019. You can also find more Manchester Craft Beers in the Shop.
Trove Artisan Bakery
Freshly delivered daily, we use Levenshulme based Trove's wholemeal sourdough and their white sourdough on our breakfast and to go with our soup. You can also find an array of Trove's bread in the shop.
Our ciabatta bread is freshly delivered daily from Barbakan Deli in Chortlon. We’ve been working with this independent supplier for years and proudly use their products.
Ancoats Coffee Company
It’s also organically grown and certified by the Rainforest Alliance and roasted in Ancoats. Ancoats Coffee Co work directly with coffee beans farmers to find the perfect bean and trade fairly. We use their Warehouse City Espresso, that changes seasonally. The current espresso: Sweet, nutty and with a hint of fruit, this coffee offers great value for money and it’s a good choice for your everyday pick me up.
Suma like Eighth Day, is a Co-operatively run vegetarian business based in Elland, Yorkshire. This long running Workers' Co-op supplies a wealth of Organic and Fairtrade products that make their way in to the food we serve every day.
A local Manchester based family business, we order a lot of our ‘dry’ cooking ingredients from this long running independent company.
Have a Banana Trading Co
As they’re across the road, it would be rude not to buy from the lovely staff from Have a Banana. This long-running independent business is where we get all of our fresh fruit & vegetables.