Thank you so much to everyone that helped us celebrate our 1st Birthday last week! 
We couldn't have been any prouder to make it through our first year and the amount of cake consumed and happy, smiling faces we saw over the weekend was truly an indication of how much the community has come to  accept us as part of the architecture, and we truly couldn't be more grateful.

To celebrate our 1st Birthday, our chefs and bakers prepared one of the most good-lookin' cakes the cafe has ever seen (#drool), and 100% of its profits have now been given to the Manchester Museum, to help fund future projects and expansion. So if you were lucky enough to get a slice before it ran out, thank you! You didn't only party with us, you made a contribution to one of Manchesters land marks, and our home.

That isn't all. We also held our first ever #Giveaway, it was a day of firsts! We asked our customers over the course of the weekend to share photos of the celebration on their social networks with the hashtag #TIMETOPARTEA and we had some seriously sweet responses!
The decision of who should walk away with a £20 Gift Voucher to spend in the cafe was not an easy one, but a winner was finally chosen yesterday, and that winner is.... Rebecca Norris (@rebecca_norris) and her troop!

Congratulations Rebecca! And thanks again to everyone that took the time to send in their snaps, we loved seeing them light up your feeds and we hope you'll all be back again soon to share more of your pics with us. 

Until then, eat plenty, laugh lots and be well!