In my humble opinion, the coolest place in Manchester to do lunch is the Northern Quarter Craft Centre.
Lunch today was ham and cabbage soup followed by a peppered mackerel with lemon mayo and cucumber sandwich. All washed down with one of the best cappucino's around. Absolutely delicious.
For those who don't know, the craft centre is the old fish & poultry market, now occupied by artists and designer/makers selling their work to the public. It's well worth a visit.