Teatime Collective started from a love of home cooked vegan food and good company.
These are still values we continue to promote.
In September 2013 we opened our little cafe in Hulme, I never intended it to be a cafe, it just kind of happened. After a year catering as festivals it had come to the end of season and we had just taken on a permanent space for our kitchen, as I finely admitted we had outgrown my house. It started off as a Vegan Ice Cream, Cake and Coffee Shop; to help with the rent during the winter, we where already supplying cakes and catering at festivals. There was big demand for a menu, so we decided to expand and took on our quirky and popular shipping container, so we had a dining room.
After 4 lovely years it was no longer making enough money to keep it open and we sadly had to close the doors in December 2017. Everything was looking a bit bleak, then our friend Kathy asked if we would like to open a cake shop; inside her shop, Rockers, in the Northern Quarter.
We opened the cake shop in February 2018. We are continuing to use cafe kitchen as a bakery for the new shop, we are also holding regular supper clubs and pop up events from there.
We are still catering at festivals!
I would like to say a huge thank you to all of our customers,
also my family, friends and staff for all of your support :)