MONDAY to FRIDAY: 7.30am - 6pm  //  SATURDAY: 9.00am - 7pm  //  SUNDAY: 10.00am - 5pm


Short Story: Idle Hands is a coffee shop, that makes pies, has a kitchen throwing out great brunch food, and sell natural wine and craft beer to both drink in and takeaway.

Long story:


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, wine, 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.

That's just the beginning. The full story can be found over a beer with us, or by starting here...


After leaving Station approach the floor opened up and swallowed us whole, forcing a nomadic 16 months upon us, popping up here and there, being set up temporarily, and the odd event know what, chapter one can be read on our NEWS page, along with the others. It's been a hard, bumpy ride. But we hope we're now in to the super happy, really long, final every good story ends right?....RIGHT?