Being an Icelander it is always strange to stumble into a place dedicated to Iceland and Scandinavian culture when abroad. After a quick online search for the best coffee in Manchester this places pops up. And by a strange coincidence we happened to be located 2 minutes from this place at that time, so the choice was obvious. In we went and found a very trendy coffee bar, with a large image of Iceland on the wall. Not much was there else to connect to Iceland, other than the danish they had for sale. Seemed to be from home :)
We sat down at a long table, some thing I have seen in numerous places in the UK, those long tables.
The place is trendy and stylish but has a slight rustic feel to it. I liked it.
The coffee was very good. Not brewed on the spot, but from a local Manchester roasters, not far from there. I liked my double esspresso and the latte was very good as well. After trying Starbucks for the simple reason that we needed to stop and sit down and regroup, this place is miles above in quality of the coffee.
The staff said that the Icelandic connections had diminished a bit, but the website and the name say otherwise. Takk means Thanks in Icelandic.
The place was full of trendy people with trendy computers (everyone had an Apple computer). But not hipsterlike people, more like regular folks. I liked the vibe and the coffee. Nice to see friends and do some online browsing on the laptop. The place is located in the Northern Quarter of Manchester City center.
The website is good and the coffee very good. I will go again next time I am in town.
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