Serves meat, veg options available. Eclectic artsy cafe that's a not-for-profit community arts space, linked to the Methodist Church. Serves some vegetarian and vegan food options. Located in the heart of Manchester's Northern Quarter. Price: Inexpensive more-less
Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, English, Non-veg
Dale Street, Northern Quarter (opposite Vinyl Exchange, near Oldham St.)
Manchester, England M1 1JW
0161-2360100
Closed now

Mon-Sat 10:00am-7:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-6:00pm

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  • Outdoor seating
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Reviews

First Review by Stevie
amzhatch
amzhatch
  • vegan
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+32

Cute cafe, cheap but limited vegan options

3
Posted on 09 / 14 / 2014

a baragin cup of reallunice tea or coffee compared to starbucks, costa etc and far more ethical. not just a cafe, they also have art exhibitions, life drawing, acoustic sessions, film nights etc. i really really liked this cafe while i was vegetarian but now as a vegan the options are far more limited although you can get flapjacks, the soup (sometimes) and jacket potato, beans on toast etc. nice for a coffee and a sit down, not the best for food

Pros: cute and quirky, more than a cafe, cheap drinks, comfy seats and good music
Cons: not a lot of vegan food options, has started getting crowded
Emma333
Emma333
  • vegan
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+14

Nexus- Rubbish for vegans and unfriendly-sorry!

1
Posted on 10 / 21 / 2013

I've been dragged to this cafe 3 times now, and while I agree it has some comfy seats, it's appalling for vegans. I don't really understand why others recommend it for vegans. There are lots and lots of places that offer better choice for vegans (ie more than a soggy houmous baguette).
In addition, most other eating places in Manchester have more welcoming and friendly service. When you ask what they have suitable for vegans, be prepared for a sullen, curt response from the woman who seems to run the cafe. This place trades on it's quirky image. A shame really. Come on, perk your ideas up. How hard is it to offer a vegan cake?

Pros: Comfy seats, Venue for bands
Cons: Crap for vegans, Vegan food poor quality, Unfriendly/rude service
JB23
JB23
  • vegan
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+42

Hidden gem

3
Posted on 11 / 21 / 2012

Really like their ethos and committment/stamina for keeping the space busy and positive over many years. Good place to meet for vegan coffee/cake/food in the city centre. Not the most adventurous menu, but tasty filling food. They also sell handmade cards and always have fliers for arty/"off the radar" events. Never popped in on a Saturday night (drug/alcohol free space until 6am) but may do so just out of curiosity!

Pros: Positive ethos, Inexpensive, Unsual space/decor
Cons: Menu low on vegan/veg options, Hard to find

taffboy72
taffboy72
  • vegan
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+44

Nice hangout

3
Posted on 01 / 20 / 2012

This is an offbeat place in the Northern Quarter. Very nice atmosphere. I think it's Christian, but you wouldn't know it. I happen to be sympathetic to that anyway. OK selection for veggies. Not so great for vegans but they do tend to have soya milk.

Pros: Nice atmosphere
Cons: Not veg
alimac
alimac
  • vegan
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+238

Chill out with a chilli

4
Posted on 10 / 23 / 2011

I really liked this place. As mentioned by previous reviewers there are lots of comfortable seating options and it is a very relaxed atmosphere. It is really welcoming and the ver changing selection of art and the non smoking outdoor area add to the attractiveness of the cafe. The food is very well made, well presented and delicious.

Pros: non smoking outdoor garden area, arty atmosphere, home cooked food
Jaine
Jaine
  • vegan
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+39

More veggie friendly than vegan

3
Posted on 07 / 05 / 2011

Nexus is a great and interesting little space. It's very relaxed, with bean bags and comfy chairs. As an arts venue, there's always something interesting on, that goes well beyond the usual cafe approach of just hanging art on the walls. They have a lovely selection of teas, and soya milk for coffees. but the food options for vegans are quite poor: a hummus bagel is my usual choice.
Go here for a snack and to enjoy a fantastic environment, but not for great vegan food.

Pros: Great space and atmosphere., tea-pig teas., friendly staff.
Cons: Poor vegan selection.
Stevie
Stevie
  • vegan
Contributions
+2407

Nexus Art Cafe, Manchester

3
Posted on 07 / 03 / 2010

I've just been to this place and it has me thinking a little.

When I seen the menu I wasn't bursting with enthusiasm. I asked what would be good for me as a vegan vego. I was directed to the falafal sandwich otherwise it would be the likes of a baked potato or a salad. The menu is largely targeted at omnivores but maybe just under half the menu is vego friendly. Most of the the vego stuff is aimed at lacto / ovo veggies.

I had the afore menttioned falafel sandwich and a soya latte to drink. Both were perfectly acceptable. While this eatery wouldn't be my first choice especially with so many 100% vegetarian places in central Manchester (Earth cafe for example is just a few monutes walk away), it does offer an interesting option as a compromise venue if you are eating with someone who insists on eating meat.

There is much more to this place than just a cafe. They have gigs, plays, art and interestingly is the Saturday night 2 am cafe. This is bascially when it opens at 2 am to give revelers somewhere to go and chill until 6 am if waiting on the trains services to out of town start again in the morning.

Pros: Some vegan veggie stuff avaialble, Interest9ing non cafe activities
Cons: Not 100% vego

 

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