Bloom Cafe, 45 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 2AY – Visit Now
Review by Bradley Lengden:
Looking for an extra herbal kick with your morning pick-me-up? Then Deansgate’s newest resident, Bloom Cafe, has just the thing. A combination of CBD-infused coffees, cold drinks and teas serve up an organic twist on the traditional coffee shop, offering visitors a convenient way of dipping their toe into the world of alternative health remedies, while still getting that non-negotiable caffeine fix.
Given Manchester was enjoying a rare stint of sunshine, the peach & raspberry iced lemonade, along with the rose & lychee iced tea offered a much-needed rest bite for someone who can’t handle conditions above 20 degrees celsius. Fresh, flavorful and the perfect way to recharge.
The CBD options at Bloom Cafe could very well revolutionise Manchester’s food and drink scene
Over to iced lattes. Punters are given the option to add either 20mg or 40mg of CBD, and while it doesn’t change too much in terms of taste, there’s definitely noticeable longevity to the energy boost, especially with the 40mg offering.
While the thought of CBD may be a little intimidating for newcomers, the drops don’t contain any THC, meaning there’s no risk of getting high. In fact, the oils are whole-plant-based and grown 100% free of pesticides, herbicides, GMOs and heavy metals – so all perfectly natural.
Bloom has also drafted in the help of the city’s very own lockdown baker for a collection of sweet indulgences. Loaf Manchester supplies a range of freshly-baked and frankly ridiculous, mouthwatering cakes that vary from Biscoff loaves to Oreo brownies – both of which are just as good as they sound.
Freshly-baked and frankly ridiculous, mouthwatering cakes
Inside, things are kept pleasantly simple. Loads of natural light, big open spaces and plenty of foliage, all combining to quickly transport anyone needing an escape from the fuss of Deansgate.
One of the great things about Manchester is this willingness to not just accept new things but to wholeheartedly embrace and welcome them as one of our own. Whether it’s music, art, fashion, food or drink – come here with a new idea and best believe people will at least give it a go. With that being said, Bloom Cafe’s introduction of CBD could very well end up kick-starting the latest trend to revolutionise Manchester’s food and drink scene.