Manchester Press

Street view

Main Entrance

The rumour going around is that Manchester Press is well known for their latte art but you have to ask for it. Tempted to see what they offer we head across the CBD looking for this laneway cafe. Upon entering through a sliding door it instantly has a warehouse appeal with concrete floors, communual tables and high ceilings (with wood panels).

It’s not too busy when we arrive but a stream of regular customers filter through during our visit to grab their morning caffeine fix. We order a Flat White and Cappucino and specifically ask for latte art to ensure we got something interesting – after all this is what inspired our visit. But our faces fell when our coffees arrived with the standard leaf and heart design. The waitress immediately realised and apologised saying she recalled we asked for latte art and would speak to the barista but nothing came of it.

Flat White


The menu consists of mostly bagels which made decisions easy. We both chose the Ham, Cheese and Tomato Bagel which came with a side salad. It was nothing extraordinary but a solid filling breakfast option.

Ham, Cheese and Tomato Bagel

Manchester Press is open Monday to Friday 7am – 5pm and on Weekends 9am – 5pm. If you’re hoping for artistic latte art on your coffee when you visit, I hope you have better luck than we did.

Manchester Press

8 Rankins Lane

Melbourne 3000

9600 4054

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