Sunday 16 August 2015

Lunch @ Foundation Coffee, Northern Quarter

This afternoon I met up with three fellow foodies for lunch, a natter and an impromptu potter around the Makers Markets in Spinningfields. Pamela, Sophie, Vicki & I had been meaning to try out Rust and Stone, but sadly they aren't open on Sundays, so had to make do with Foundation Coffee instead - and I'm so glad we did; it's lush!

Definitely perfect if you're looking for a 'coffice' to work from during the week (or weekend), and it's so refreshing to see more eateries in Manchester catering for the health conscious. I love the look of the place; bright white tiles, big tables and low hanging lights.

The coffee menu is extensive, however after enjoying a huge mug of caffeine earlier in the morning, I opted for an almond milk matcha latte.

For food, I went for a mixture of two salads; the chickpea, cumin, cucumber, chilli and tomato & the bulgur wheat, fennel, red onion, orange and almond, teamed with a savoury mackerel and pumpkin seed muffin - which does sound odd I'll admit, but absolutely hit the spot and was a winner with the beetroot dip (beetroot, zaatar [middle eastern herbs, FYI, I had no idea], chickpeas & chilli). The carrot and star anise dip was beautiful in its own right, adding a sweet element to cut through the chilli.

We also did shots.

100% ginger shots. It was er, spicy to say the least! Warming to the back of your throat, and not a taste I'll forget in a hurry..!

There was a selection of cold salads, dips, tarts, raw fruit and nut balls, savoury muffins, and an impressive cake selection from the black cat eatery.

Oh my gosh the cake. Let me tell you about the cake.

I opted for the dark chocolate and almond ( it was so delicious, even the lovely bloke behind the counter said he wasn't into healthy eating and couldn't tell it was vegan and sugar free - winner!

Next time, I'm definitely going for a coffee, and another large slice of that cake...

A lovely lunch, enjoyed with three other lovely girls!

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