Coffee Shops

Want to get involved…?

Are you a coffee shop / restaurant / bar / eaterie / cake purveyor who wants to help with Caketober? That’s great…! Find out more about how you can get involved here.

Oast House

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Ale and Cupcake pairing event – Tuesday 11th of October at 7pm.

20% of desserts throughout October in return of a donation for Forever Manchester

About Oast House:

As a company we try to support local charities wherever possible. Caketober offers us the chance to do this in an alternative way and who doesn’t love cake?  Charity shouldn’t be hard work. That’s why we’ve teamed up with Forever Manchester’s Caketober to make raising money a piece of cake!

Once used to roast hops in the 16th Century, The Oast House turns the cosmopolitan Spinningfields on its head; offering a soon-to-be-world-famous selection of craft beers and ales, Champagne and wine. Food inspired by the deli, rotisserie and BBQ. A vintage escape from the ‘high-street’ pub, with live acoustic music every night and a whole host of outdoor events. A truly unique experience guarantees sublime social times, come rain or shine. Discover an adventure like no other!

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50p donation will be made from every Bacon Brownie sold during Caketober.

About Beastro:

Beastro offer a passion for delicious food and great service located in the heart of the Manchester restaurants scene serving the finest meat and local veg, lovingly prepare. With a master butcher, a sausage queen and a chef on the ‘Beastro’ team we use our contacts to ensure we source the best ingredients we can get our hands on. Beastro is a team brought together because of a shared interest in food and great ingredients. This has grown from the streets and serving over a counter to offering a delicious dining experience.

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Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant



A £1 donation will be made for every Chocolate Fondant or Polenta Cake sold at Gino D’Acampo, My Restaurant, Manchester, throughout October.

About Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant:

Gino D’Acampo My Restaurant, Manchester seats 250 guests and offers a sit at Cicchetti bar, with the addition of a large outside seating area , which leads onto the bustling Exchange Square, facing high end retailers Selfridges and Harvey Nichols.

My Restaurant promises to serve real Italian food, as it should be, whilst keeping the offering affordable for guests. No compromises will be made, ensuring the use of well-sourced, seasonal and artisan ingredients, showcasing Gino’s vast contacts across the diverse regions of Italy.

Gino says: “The menu at My Restaurant is jam packed with lots of my favourites from my books and TV programmes. I hope my guests enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it.”

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20p will be donated to Caketober from every cake sold at the Media City Grindsmiths during October.

About Grindsmiths

We believe the coffee experience is our responsibility from seed to cup. Coffee is our craft, our ritual, our passion. It drives us and inspires us.

Grindsmith aims to serve you the best coffee in Manchester. We believe in taste, sourcing the best beans in the city and using them to craft great tasting coffee.

Our belief in flavour doesn’t just extend to our coffees, but to all the food and drink available in our shops.

We shop local where we can so you can be certain that your experience with us, whether you drink in, or takeaway, is the best that it can be.

Our coffee bars you can expect to find this remarkable coffee in all of its forms: whole bean, various approaches to brewed, and carefully prepared espresso. Our goal is that each of these is presented in an environment steeped in education and humility.

We want great coffee to be revered, yet democratic, approachable and accessible. By illuminating what is possible with coffee, we hope to change forever how you think about it.

We are Grindsmith, made in Manchester.


  • Venue: Media City – Unit 5&6, The Garage, Media City UK M50 2EQ
  • Opening times: Mon – Sat: 7:30am – 8pm, Sun: 9am – 5pm


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Hey Little Cupcake



10% from all sprinkle cupcake sales purchased during October will be donated to Caketober.

About Hey Little Cupcake

Hey Little Cupcake is Manchester’s very own trendy cupcake boutique. With its bright, retro interior you can dine inside and indulge on sweet treats and carefully selected hot and cold drinks. All their products are freshly baked and creatively handcrafted to brighten your day!


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Manchester House

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For everyone who enjoys Afternoon Tea at Manchester House during October, a £1 donation will be added to their bill to support Caketober.

About Manchester House:

Manchester House is home to Chef Patron Aiden Byrne and his long serving team. Aiden’s career is steeped in traditionalism and his flavour combinations stay true to classical marriages. But, like Manchester House, he delivers his creations in unique and unexpected ways. At Manchester House it’s about the customer enjoying their time; eating well, trying new things and enjoying a bit of what they love.

The Lounge on level 12 has knockout panoramic views of Manchester’s skyline and is one of the city’s finest cocktail retreats. Visit pre or post dinner or while away a few hours over afternoon tea. Private daytime spaces are available for business meetings, with wi-fi and ample power points it is the perfect place to seal a deal or soak up the scenery with a coffee.

Talking about Caketober, Aiden Byrne said “I’m delighted that Manchester House will be taking part in this year’s Caketober to help fundraise for Forever Manchester. Not only will you be able to indulge in our gloriously colonial themed afternoon tea but you’ll also be helping a fantastic local charity who support community activity across the whole of Greater Manchester.”


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