Circle Square is one of Manchester’s most appealing new neighbourhoods. Built on the former BBC Oxford Road site, the vast space is a mix of residential and commercial space featuring accommodation for students, rental flats, and boutique eateries for creatives, entrepreneurs, and technology wizards. And now they can get a world-class cup of coffee at Federal.
The brainchild of charismatic Portuguese hospitality king Claudio Ribeiro, Federal is an independent chain of coffee shops in Manchester inspired by the cuisine and atmosphere of Australia and New Zealand. This unit is the third branch, after the meteoric success of the Deansgate and High Street outlets, and where better for it than the buzzing Circle Square neighbourhood? Found next to Hatch and all the wildly popular event venues and retro and vintage marketplaces on Oxford Road’s main thoroughfare, the new Federal is getting on board with the marketplace vibe by including a foodie corner along with a late license for those much-needed evening visits.
Featuring ten varieties of hand-brewed, seasonal, single-source coffee, the Federal menu is huge, even before you even get to the iced coffees and teas and hot chocolates. The food is a selection of eye-catching on-trend options, such as bagels, halloumi, chorizo, sourdough bread and salmon, brought together and styled into exquisite photo-friendly dishes. Naturally, there are plenty of vegan and vegetarian options and this new branch features French toast as a speciality. You’ll have seen the photos on Instagram, but wait until you taste them in real life!
Federal is a must-visit destination for fans of caffeine and classy cafe fare, whether you’re heading to a nearby gig or looking to make a special visit. Want a unique gift for your friends and family? You’ll also be able to pick up amazing jars and tins hand-picked by Claudio himself at their corner shop facility.