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Birley Café

wide shot of cafe with tills
fresh selection of sandwiches
fresh selection of sandwiches

With a wide selection of sandwiches and salads for a quick lunch or cookies, cakes and muffins for those of you with a sweet tooth, Birley Café welcomes you on the ground floor of the Brooks building. Top off your order with one of its freshly prepared barista coffees or speciality teas. 

Look out for our waffle bar! 
Waffle with Banana & Chocolate (3.50)*
Waffle with Maple syrup (£3.50)*
Waffle with berries & cream (£3.50)*
Homemade Cake (£1.00)*
*Staff & Students



Opening Hours at:
Birley Cafe

Standard Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 6pm
Tuesday 8am - 6pm
Wednesday 8am - 6pm
Thursday 8am - 6pm
Friday 8:am - 4pm
Saturday 8am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

Additional Information

Times are subject to change.

This outlet is closed on bank holidays and has reduced hours during vacation periods.
The Café is closed on Saturdays during the Easter, Christmas and summer vacation periods.

  • We accept the Met Card at all of our Food & Drink venues
  • We also accept cash, credit cards and debit cards (excluding Laser, Solo and Amex). Unfortunately we are no longer able to accept cheque payments.

We have been awarded a Good Egg Award by The Good Farm Animal Welfare Awards. This is in recognition of our policy to only use free range eggs in our food.

All our bottled water is supplied by One Water, in support of the One Water campaign which funds clean water projects in Africa.

Manchester Met is an official Fairtrade University. All of our tea and coffee is Fairtrade certified.

All our fish is Marine Stewardship Council accredited.

We have been awarded a two Star Sustainability Champion status by the Sustainable Restaurant Association, which recognises our commitment to sustainability across sourcing, society and environment.