It's been three months and I'm still hopelessly in love with Iceland, I just can't get over the heartbreak of leaving such a beautiful country when our holiday ended. When I heard some guys in Manchester where trying to bring Icelandic coffee culture to Manchester it became a sure fire hit on my to go list.
Takk is a Nordic style coffee house. Nordic is in right now (if you didn't get them memo) so it might just look like another hipster coffeehouse to the naked eye or uneducated but look a little deeper and you'll find Nordic style espresso and an open working space typical of those in Reykjavik.
Takk is huddled away in Manchester's Northern Quarter, the independent part of the city away from the big designer brands and chain restaurants. Although parts of the Northern Quarter still look a little return down you'll also find some glorious architecture in old factories, mills, tailors and more.
We nipped in for a coffee to rest our heels and hide from the rain. We felt so comfortable and relaxed we stayed for two cups. So how was the coffee? Surely it was good if we stayed for two?
|How chilled does this guy look?|
I can confirm it was up there with the greats. Smooth coffee, holding the bitter and over roasted tones, gently warming and perking us up for the night ahead. If I'm in Manchester again I'll be sure to pop in for another cup (or two).