3squared Cafe Royal Exchange

Free-from café heads to Royal Exchange

A café claiming to be Manchester’s first ‘free-from’ food offering – with food catering for vegetarians, vegans, coeliacs, and allergy sufferers – is set to open in the Royal Exchange.

3Squared Café will open in the 1,300 sq ft unit 19 at the Royal Exchange Arcade next month, and has been devised by Squared Ventures, the group also behind a 12,000 sq ft basement gym at the Royal Exchange due to open in the former Brannigan’s nightclub early next year.

The café, headed up by Katie McIntosh, will offer food free of wheat, gluten, dairy, and refined sugar, as well as offering plant-based protein shakes.

The café joins other recent additions to the Royal Exchange, which is owned by Hines: footwear brand Irregular Choice which will open on the Market Street side, and apparel brand Lululemon which is opening on St Ann’s Square.

Hines purchased the building in November 2016, and Colliers and Metis are the retail agents.

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Shows what a good landlord can do, the Royal Exchange has improved massively in the last couple of years, at a time when retail is struggling.



By .

Royal Exchange is looking good now with classy offerings – other than the tatty card shop which spoils the overall ambiance of the place

By Bo

PDM – I totally agree with that comment. I walked through there a couple of days ago and the transformation is fantastic.

By coolmanc

Hope there are some new lettings coming soon .

By Ann Square