The Botanist – Deansgate, Manchester – Review

Last week I was at The Living Room, so I thought it would be fun this week to visit its next door neighbour - The Botanist. Although it is close in proximity, it has a very different vibe. More relaxed, organic (mind the pun) feel, with hanging plants and shabbily-renovated wooden furniture. It's a hipster's dream, serving … Continue reading The Botanist – Deansgate, Manchester – Review

Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz

You never realise you’re an addict until you try to give up. My realisation came during a night shift. I work 10pm till 9am, and it was around 5am when a colleague offered me a cup of coffee. I looked around my desk and there were already seven mugs piled up… So, I reluctantly declined … Continue reading Cutting the caffeine and discovering decaf – how to drink great coffee, without the buzz