If you’re looking for somewhere a little different to hold a meeting in central Manchester we think we’ve found you the perfect place. Oh, and it serves amazing coffee, teas, frozen yogurt, sandwiches, cookies, muffins; I think you get the picture.
Second Cup, located on Corporation street (a very short walk from the new Metrolink station at Exchange Square) has been around for a couple of years, but if we’re being completely honest it went under our radar a little bit.
Unfortunately for Second Cup there has been lots of work going on just outside their front door, the new tram line and station for instance, so it kind of got lost in all the confusion. Thankfully, its many loyal customers kept it going and now all the work has been done outside its starting to get the recognition, and footfall, it deserves (it also makes it much easier to get to).
There’s also a bit of a “TARDIS” effect going on at Second Cup.
From the street it doesn’t really look that big. However, once you go through the doors, past the outside seating area, it opens up into a really welcoming space. Downstairs is roomy enough, lots of comfortable seating, but the real find for us was the space upstairs. It’s great for just chilling with a coffee and a cake but it’s also a really functional space as well. Move the seating around a little bit and it’s great for entertaining, in fact, Second Cup already has a regular Jazz night in there, entertaining up to 70 people (it can hold around 100 upstairs, full capacity) at a time.
We think that the upstairs space would be ideal for smaller, more intimate and relaxed business meetings. It would also be great for book clubs, social meet-ups, in fact it ticks a lot of boxes for people looking to hire a space which is flexible and easy to get to.
So we had a quiet word with Second Cup to see if we could agree some kind of MancMade “mates rate” for someone looking to hire their upstairs space. After much coffee and cake (it was a tough negotiation..), we came up with the following;
Morning Room Hire – Monday – Friday (upstairs room only, food & drinks not included)
7am – 11am
Evening Room Hire – Monday – Friday (upstairs room only, food & drinks not included)
7pm – 9.30pm
If you’re interested in speaking to Second Cup about the above (or if you want to arrange a time to pop in and check it out) you can call them on 0161 877 2136. Please make sure that you mention MancMade in order to take advantage of this great pricing.
100 Corporation Street