Our First Coffee Shop In Manchester Is Now Open And It Comes With Something A Bit Different...


We are so thrilled to announce the opening of our first coffee shop in the heart of Manchester. Not only is our site in Manchester the biggest to date, it is also the flagship for our new members only co-working and events brand called White Space

Our new site, comprising of nearly 3,000 square feet of space and offering 120 covers, will be our first coffee shop in the North of England and home to our new co-working space division, White Space.

With a growing number of creatives, freelancers and entrepreneurs looking for affordable alternative places to work, the need for quality co-working spaces continues to increase in the Manchester area.

White Space, the co-working and events space is situated adjacent to the Department of Coffee and Social Affairs coffee-shop, members enter White Space through a ‘Members Only’ timber lit walkway which opens into a spacious workspace complete with permanent and hot desks, private booths, a chill-out area, a meeting room and more. The space is designed to accommodate daily private members and public events.  As part of the offering,  members can order our speciality coffee and food from their desk with full service, so they don't lose their train of thought. 

Members also receive a discount on all food and drinks from Department of Coffee and Social Affairs. Additional services such as locker rental and postal service will be provided to ensure a best-in-class working environment.

Ashley Lopez, CEO of Department of Coffee and Social Affairs said: "We are thrilled to be opening in Manchester, a city with such a dynamic entrepreneurial and arts culture and one we have been looking to locate in for some time." She went on to say, "With 1.91 million professional freelancers in the UK, the increasing demand for flexible workspace is constantly growing. Manchester is no exception to the trend, and we are supporting this demand by dedicating space in our new site to cater for those professionals who need an alternative workspace."

Monthly membership fees start as low as £99 with additional third party services available. For a limited time only White Space is offering a free 5 day trial of the space.  

To find out more or to sign up to become a member, please visit:



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