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NQ Favourite Koffee Pot 'Forced To Vacate'

Northern Quarter stalwart to relocate to former Ryan Vintage unit on Oldham Street

Written by . Published on December 5th 2014.

NQ Favourite Koffee Pot 'Forced To Vacate'

NORTHERN Quarter stalwart, hangover hideout, and the non-alcoholic heart of indie Manchester, Koffee Pot, is being turfed out.

Should everything go to plan and not go to pot (thank you), the famous caff hope to reopen at their new premises by the end of January 2015.

Woah, woah, woah... calm down. Before you start wailing, this isn't the end for the historic greasy spoon on Stevenson Square. They're simply on the move.

As Confidential said back in January 2013, 'it's hard to imagine Manchester without the place'. Luckily we won't have to, as Koffee Pot ups sticks and trots round the corner to the former Ryan Vintage unit at 84/86 Oldham Street (next door to V Revolution).

Historic Koffee PotHistoric Koffee Pot

According to paperwork lodged with the council, Koffee Pot - favourites of creative-types in rounded spectacles, Manchester band Elbow and Rio Ferdinand - are being 'forced to vacate their current premises at Christmas' by building owners Hatters Hostel.

However, should everything go to plan and not go to pot (thank you), the famous caff - reopened and reimagined in 2006 - hope to reopen at their new premises by the end of January 2015.

Further plans to be submitted in the new year will see Koffee Pot look to expand in their new space.

Koffee Pot's new home?Koffee Pot's new home?

Koffee Pot brekkieKoffee Pot's top brekkie

Ideally, Koffee Pot would stay put. But setting nostalgia aside, this could actually prove to be a good move for one of Manchester's finest brekkie spots. Koffee Pot is great, but has always been hindered by its lack of bum space. Weekend mornings are 50/50 whether you'll get a seat at all. Retain that boho greasy spoon chic, sling a few more seats in and the move is fine and dandy by us.

Fingers (or legs) crossed, they may even stick a toilet in this time...

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10 comments so far, continue the conversation, write a comment.

Kevin PeelDecember 6th 2014.

Shame to see them leave the Square but at least they're only going round the corner. Perhaps they'll get a card machine in the new place so I don't have to run to Tesco on Church Street to get cash to pay for my brekkie!

AnonymousDecember 8th 2014.

Superstore have a free cash point downstairs you know?

AnonymousDecember 8th 2014.

Or just make it yourself

MCR Cuture VultureDecember 8th 2014.

I remember the former orginal Koffee Pot - their home made cheese and onion pie, mash, cabbage or beans with gravy was £1.50 was to die for.

Simon CarringtonDecember 8th 2014.

I loved the lady who put her dirty thumb in your brekkie as she was carrying it over..... you cant BUY memories like that... :)

JackDecember 8th 2014.

Any one know when it's closing to move?

AnonymousDecember 9th 2014.

Sorry to rain on the parade, but never liked the place & found them a bit rude, unfriendly and expensive for what it is.....Also the whole self service thing....

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AnonymousDecember 11th 2014.

Because some bass players wife from a long forgotten 90's band goes in there, all the NQ set get all damp gusseted about the place. It's all hype and no substance.

DarrenDecember 11th 2014.

I'd love to have my say on how good/bad the place is, but every time I've gone here with the intention of having a cooked breakfast, I've not been able to get in, it's seems to be rammed all the time. Hopefully I'll be able to get a seat once its relocated.

AnonymousJanuary 24th 2015.

EDITORIAL: Because you have posted the same rant on two separate stories we assume you have ulterior motives and have removed it.

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