Friday, 27 July 2018

Eighth Day Cafe Oxford Road Manchester 27th July 2018

Eighth Day Co-Operative was established in the 1970's by a group of friends, looking to change the way goods were traded and the rest, as they say, is history.  The iconic and well loved Eighth Day is located near Manchester University and incorporates a cosy cafe downstairs and a shop upstairs.

I called in for breakfast with Steven, as it was a ten minute walk from our hotel and we were starving, as dinner the night before at Real Junk Food Project, was a lightweight dinner with tiny portions.   I chose avocado on sourdough toast, with tomatoes and mushrooms and Steven a gluten free full vegan breakfast, two teas and almond milk.

I think the photos say it all, just look at those full plates of vegan deliciousness, we could not fault either dish, well cooked, perfectly seasoned, scrumptious and devoured in a flash.

There was a huge display of vegan cakes in the chiller cabinet, all made by The Black Cat Bakery in Ardwick, its rare you see such a huge selection.   I was very tempted but I was full as a gun, a good excuse to make a return visit though, but last visit I tried the sticky ginger cake and very moreish it was too.

The shop is a fabulous place too, with loads of vegan goodies, from toiletries and supplements to dry goods like nuts, spices and herbs, seeds, grains, pulses, flours to chocolate and sweets, an excellent chilled section, with loads of cheeses, spreads, vegan meat and sausages.   I was over the moon to see my favourite V Pud vegan black pudding, so I stocked up, in fact I bought their entire stock, that's me sorted for a few weeks.

Eighth Day is highly recommended for any vegans visiting Manchester city centre, I will certainly be returning very soon.

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