Where to Eat

Café at the Cathedral

Cream TeaThe Café at the Cathedral - a Proper Tea Establishment is a modern tearoom with a twist on the traditional.

The Café at the Cathedral offers a contemporary take on the traditional British tearoom, serving an impressive selection of loose leaf teas alongside fresh homemade meals and beautifully hand crafted cakes. The menu boasts a lovely afternoon tea selection, cream teas and cakes alongside hearty skillet baked breakfasts, Tuscan sausage stews, vibrant salads and delicious sandwiches.

Their ethos is to focus on quality, local produce, working with artisan producers for the best ingredients. Hand crafted bread is sourced from award winning bakers, Lovingly Artisan and Coffee is supplied by Ancoats Coffee Co, an independent favourite. Freshly baked heart scones straight out of the oven are most enjoyed at Café at the Cathedral.

Guests are greeted with a warm and friendly service in a contemporary yet cosy environment. Classical music playing throughout the café creates a relaxing feel for customers to enjoy. During the summer months you can enjoy your food and drinks picnic style sat on our grass directly outside the Cathedral. Great for basking on the glorious sunny days.

Afternoon Tea

Salad SelectionAfternoon Tea is served each day, comprised of three tiers stacked high with homemade sandwiches, savouries, miniature cakes and scones served with pot of loose leaf tea or glass of bubbly. Current favourites include Moroccan chicken with Harissa and olives and a Sicilian lemon and earl grey cake. A great excuse to turn any afternoon into a celebration.

Booking Details

Reservations can be made for parties of six or more. To reserve a table call 0161 832 3220 or email Enable JavaScript to view protected content.. The restaurant is child friendly and wheelchair accessible, with accessible bathrooms and baby changing facilities.


Proper Tea also offer bespoke event & business catering, with a unique menu and service to suit any occasion. Proper Tea provide quality, affordable catering for meetings and events, and wonderful bespoke ideas for private parties and weddings. Choose from a selection of canapés or sharing platters, or contact the team on Enable JavaScript to view protected content. to discuss your requirements.

Proper Tea at Manchester Cathedral

Manchester Cathedral Visitors Centre,10 Cateaton Street, Manchester, M3 1SQ
0161 832 3220

Cafe at the Cathedral logoOpening hours:

Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm
Sundays 9.00am – 5.00pm