On The Hush

A varied menu, cocktails and excellent coffee are staples at this stylish daytime cafe-cum-vibrant evening bar.

On The Hush
24 Church Street, Manchester, M4 1PN

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: 12pm - 7pm
Friday: 12pm - 9pm
Saturday: 11am - 10pm
Sunday: 12pm - 5pm

It takes a lot for one place to get two very different types of hangout right. When it happens, you know you’re onto something good. Offering a stylish cafe by day, ideal for a working lunch or afternoon escape from the office, and a vibrant bar during the evening, On The Hush doesn’t need to shout too loud about its position as one of the Northern Quarter’s go-to neighbourhood spots. Instead, you just need to call in and see for yourself. Boasting a huge following among locals living in the area and surrounding districts, many consider this a home-from-home and the warm atmosphere is evident on arrival.

As is the clear focus on design. A fresh and floral aesthetic utilises graffiti and pop art alongside standout pieces like the full-sized phone box, honouring the streets outside and city beyond. This eye for interiors continues through to the individual furniture, with luxurious chairs among the other Insta-worthy features. Matching style with substance, the menu more than warrants a trip, and caters to both those looking to refill during the day or grab an after-work bite. 

Simple but always delicious staples like Avocado On Toast and Cheesy Beans On Toast sit alongside Chick Chick Waffles, made using buttermilk of course, Truffle & Wild Mushroom Pasta, and a host of salads. Meanwhile, Sunday sees roast dinners added to those choices, although be warned — when the roasts are gone, they’re gone. Onto the bar, those opting out of alcohol will find themselves well served, with a large range of richly roasted and perfectly prepared coffees, including various flavoured lattes (beetroot, among others). The cocktail list is extensive, too, and includes a number of recipes conceived on-site, reassuring anyone that staff here know how to make a proper drink. Add on the option of turning your brunch bottomless, and it’s easy to see why On The Hush is always a vibe, no matter when you visit in the week.