Nur Cafe

Chic interiors set the scene for a sophisticated eatery specialising in elegant food and drink

Nur Cafe
45 Deansgate, Manchester, United Kingdom M3 2AY
0161 307 6204

Monday: 11am-8pm
Tuesday: 11am-8pm
Wednesday: 11am-8pm
Thursday: 11am-8pm
Friday: 11am-8pm
Saturday: 11am-8pm
Sunday: 11am-8pm

Few people would describe Manchester city centre as moving at a relaxed pace. Despite this, there’s an air of tranquility that greets you after stepping off Deansgate and into Nur Café. The whitewashed walls feel lush and refined, with small arched reliefs framing topical plants. Understated and incredibly comfortable contemporary furniture emphasises the sense of modern luxe, setting the perfect scene for the focus here. The team pride themselves on offering customers a “sensory journey through the rich heritage of Arabic culture”, and this begins with stunning interior design. 

“In Arabic culture, art and pottery are cherished for their rich history and intricate craftsmanship, reflecting the region’s diverse influences and creativity,” we’re told. “From vibrant paintings to delicate ceramics, each piece tells a story of tradition and beauty passed down through generations. At Nur Café, we celebrate this heritage by showcasing contemporary interpretations of these artistic traditions, inviting guests to immerse themselves in the beauty and symbolism of Arabic artistry while enjoying the comforts of our modern café.” 

In short, Nur is a stunning place to spend time, which is somewhere between the sophisticated hangouts of the Middle East’s most cosmopolitan cities, and places rooted in deeper traditions. The marriage works. 

There’s more than a nod to Dubai and Qatar chic in Nur Café, then, and this continues in the service, food and drink. Serving a range of savoury and sweet dishes, tuck into generously proportioned burgers made from high quality ingredients, equally elevated tacos and more. Toast over glasses of exotic juices or cups of authentic Arabic coffee and mint tea. Then prepare yourself for the incredible cakes that draw many people in, from dainty single-serve fruit and cream pastries to full-sized Lotus Biscoff cheesecakes. Oh, and did we mention pistachio tiramisu with pistachio sauce drizzled over the top? See you there.