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Grand Cafe Waterstones

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91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW, England (Formerly 2nd View at Waterstones)
+44 161 831 7156
10:30 - 18:00
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Sun 10:30 - 16:00
Mon - Sat 10:30 - 18:00
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I remember this cafe as being well run and beautifully kept - also delicious food but now...... The whole place is shabby and neglected with ripped furniture . Staff not enthusiastic to please I returned my burnt tea cake but the waiter insisted it was ok dépité it being clearly burnt !!!! The whole place needs a good clean and... More 

Thank Marie K
Westhoughton, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited here for a late afternoon snack with my wife, brother, sister in law and our three children (aged 8-12). Great place to relax and review some of our purchases. Their is plenty of room to spread out with comfortable seating and modern decor - much better than some of the pavement side cafe's we passed. Good range of coffee's,... More 

Thank BJHurst
Oldham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Bland, lazy food. Hummus and pitta not an olive or vegetable in sight. Taking the Mick. Just stick to the coffee, at least that was good

Thank kevin t
Stockport, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016

I had a hot mug of red mulled wine to start with = which went down a treat. I then had a bowl of tomato soup to keep me warmed up and a toasted cheese and ham panini with fries to finish things off. Very enjoyable indeed - would come again soon.

Thank Gunslinger_46
Manchester, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

A great place to relax during a day out shopping, enjoying a cup of coffee and perhaps some cake on one of the cosy sofas, with a good book to read (in case the conversation slows down). The only challenge can be finding a place to sit when the shop gets busy.

Thank advis0r123
Manchester, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Cafe on the top floor of the Waterstones store on Market St. Set up for meals, drinks, and to just loiter over the food with a book or a chat. Great sandwiches and drinks for a quick bite.

Thank StephenH H
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60 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Good to have a coffee shop to relax in our favourite book shop. The tea was no so good, the caramel short cake on the other hamd was delicious.

Thank Cemre E
Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Service was great, lovely for a relaxing place to sit and read, with great hit drinks on offer. Love spending time here!

Thank 723catlady
Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for a smoothie/coffee. There smoothie had plastic bits in there, the staff replied it was fruit fiber which it wasn't and it is quite pricey for that size. I didn't drink it as it felt like hair in the drink.

Thank sarahzh22
Manchester, United Kingdom
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154 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

Came here to read a book i had bought from the store. The food and drink here however is a bit pricey as one can imagine but is of a good quality, as i ordered a mocha and it was very nice. The cafe also offers booth's for groups and single seating for readers like myself.

Thank Jonny B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cafe, British
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
10:30 - 16:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
10:30 - 18:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 91 Deansgate, Manchester M3 2BW, England (Formerly 2nd View at Waterstones)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Manchester
  • Phone Number: +44 161 831 7156

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?