Our shop is currently closed for renovations.

We hope to be open bigger and better real soon! Sorry for any inconvenience.


Idle Hands is a coffee shop. Idle hands is us doing what we love, for as long as we can.

We believe coffee is a fresh crop with the ability to taste many different ways, and it's a conversation we want to be a part of. Idle Hands is not just for those who enjoy drinking, tasting and making coffee, but those who enjoy discussing and researching it. Exploration and accumulation of ideas are key. We’re not here to preach, but simply enjoy making our shop an experience anyone can appreciate.  With a range of quality coffee and brewing methods we want every drink to be consistently special. And if it’s not, we want to know. 

We put that ethos in to everything we do here; coffee, baking, food, service.

Established in 2014, after many conversations of wanting, turned in to jumping off the deep end and doing. Idle Hands first scraped together enough courage and energy to pop-up on Piccadilly Station Approach in early 2015. After working about 3 months a week, and what felt like a lifetime we used that platform to find ourselves our new permanent home in Manchester's Northern Quarter...erm, well we're not quite in it yet. After a few nomadic months, popping up here and there, and then being set up temporarily in what will soon be our permanent home, the planning permission has finally come back, so we're now renovating! More information can be read on our NEWS page.

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