The Cafe Hop: Fig & Sparrow

Fig&Sparrow JustEmmi.com emmixbowles

I’ve got a lot of plans for 2018, one of which is to really get stuck into blogging again. This also means revamping my Manchester cafe review series “The Cafe Hop” – which is also a seriously good excuse to spend a whole day stuffing my face with cake and tea.

To kick things off I decided to explore a well known Cafe in the Northern Quarter, that I had heard countless of good things. about – but for some reason I never bothered to visit until now.

Fig & Sparrow is located on … street amongst vintage stores and record shops. From the outside it looks tiny – I was quite worried about not being able to get a seat. But to my surprise it was very much like a cafe Tardis.

fullsizeoutput_49c

The design of small cubby hole seating areas give you plenty of tables to choose from. But we decided to sit by the window for optimal lighting – because that’s what bloggers care about.

I love it when a cafe has a homely feel to it and that’s what Fig & Sparrow has.

The decor is very simple and could be described as rustic and recycled – but in a good way. It didn’t look rundown but instead renewed.

I’m a sucker for wooden decor and that’s practically what Fig & Sparrow is.

Fig&Sparrow JustEmmi.com emmixbowles

My favourite thing by far those had to be the shop section of the cafe. This is what makes independent businesses special in my opinion.

The cafe has a section that displays artwork, cards, wrapping paper etc all made and designed by local artists. Heck you can even buy a wooden spoon if you want.

As I’ve mentioned in my Christmas Market post, I love giving back to the community and I think allowing local artists to display and sell their work their is great. I may have picked up some new flatlay paper…

IMG_7035

Now I have to talk about the food and drink on offer before I wrap this up.

Sadly Alice and I didn’t stop for a massive lunch as we had already been to Ezra & Gil that morning. But we did help ourselves to a slice of cake each.

Now I’m not messing about when I say their lemon meringue sponge was the best lemon cake I have EVER had! Would high recommend and urge everyone to buy me a slice whenever they go because I’m in love.

They do offer a selection of hot food and brunch options as well as a wide variety of teas which of course makes me very happy.

Overall Fig & Sparrow is a little nook hidden away in the Northern Quarter that has a life of it’s own. It’s well worth a visit if you haven’t been already.

Let me know in the comments what Manchester Cafe I should try out next and what you think of Fig & Sparrow.

Twitter | Bloglovin | Instagram | Facebook | Pinterest 

© Emmi Bowles

Follow:

1 Comment

  1. January 7, 2018 / 10:20 am

    i love how rustic it is! im also a bit of a sucker for wooden decor so this little babe of a place is speaking to my soul haha!

    and dont even get my started on how good those cakes look – glad to hear they taste even better than they look too!

    katie. xx lacoconoire.com

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *