My name is Lauren and I own Nibble. My days are a mix of working at the cafe, baking our cakes, and doing all the behind the scenes stuff. I have a gorgeous team of hard working and hilarious women who work alongside me to make our Oldham Street cafe, the welcoming, inclusive space that it is today.
I started the cafe in 2017 with nothing but a passion for true hospitality and a hardcore work ethic. I’d always wanted a cafe of my own, but I had no money and no claim to fame for instant success. I did everything myself, because I had to, and I learnt, and made mistakes along the way. What you see now was built through blood, sweat, tears and a whole lot of love.
You can read more about our humble beginnings here.
Hospitality can be a really high pressure, male dominated industry, so I wanted to build my own female friendly space, where we were all listened to, where we all enjoyed working and where we could have a good laugh along the way. It’s not easy work, but we have a great time, and I love being surrounded by a team of super women who have become great friends.
You can find us at our Manchester city centre cafe, you can order our cakes online with UK delivery, and you can shop our GIRLS CAN merch line too.
All done in-house
We build our menus around this, and because we make as much as possible ourselves, we can be really informed about what ingredients we use, and help you find the right choices for you.
It’s really important to us that no-one has to miss out on taste, texture or choice, and that we provide the friendliest, most attentive service in the Northern Quarter.
We serve lots of lovely brunches, fresh healthy vegan and gluten free salads, local espresso from kickback coffee, gooey gluten free brownies, big brekkies, ’not just’ avocado on toast, breakfast bagels and more, all alongside our friendly and informal service.
We don’t have separate chefs, kitchen porters or marketing executives, we do everything ourselves and there’s a lot of multitasking. None of us are trained chefs, we’ve all learnt on the job, brought our own twist to things, and we really believe that GIRLS CAN DO ANYTHING!
See you soon, we’ll get the coffee on…
No-one should miss out on taste, texture or banging choices, no matter your allergies and intolerances. Eating out shouldn’t be stressful, and neither should cake!