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, and we closed 1st September 2018 for the same reason we closed the cafe.
We are still at the festivals, I also supply to other cafes and restaurants, and I make cakes to order!
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 :)
Support your local vegan businesses, they wont survive without you!