If South Manchester has an outdoor playground, it must surely be the vast expanse of greenery stretching out past Didsbury in the east, and beyond Urmson to the west. A network of interconnected nature reserves, organised parks, lakes, woodland and more stretching for miles along the M60 corridor — linked in many areas by the River Mersey — Stretford enjoys a central position in and among all this. Turn Moss Playing Fields is one of the key entry points for those in need of concrete-free surrounds, and it’s here we find the excellent Cap Coffee, a mobile café that opts to call these ends home on Saturdays and Sundays.
First opening its small green hatch in 2021, owner and coffee fiend Kane explains that he “took a leap of faith” by investing in the concept, as oppose to a brick and mortar business. Clearly, the move has paid off, and the public has responded in the best possible way. A loyal fan base is now well established, and growing, with many in the area making a beeline for this trailer on a weekly basis. “My mission is simple: to ensure that every customer receives the most enjoyable and memorable coffee experience possible, accompanied by friendly service and positive energy,” says the man himself. Alongside fresh cups of Joe made from beans roasted in-house, a selection of mouthwatering baked goods are also available at Cap Coffee, making for an excellent option when in need of fuel before stepping out to explore the wildernesses within our fair city.