Author Topic: Old Manchester Cafe on Corporation Street  (Read 491 times)

Zephyr1

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Old Manchester Cafe on Corporation Street
« on: 15:46:47, 02/02/19 »
Hi everybody, can anybody help with the name of a cafe that used to be located on the corner of Todd Street and Corporation Street.  I used to go there as a kid in the late sixties, I seem to remember it had massive red leatherette seats and the hamburgers were massive.  Happy Days!

St Chads Lad

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Re: Old Manchester Cafe on Corporation Street
« Reply #1 on: 16:25:39, 02/02/19 »

Hi Zephyr.
Was it something like Espresso Bongo? It was next door to Ralph's records I think.
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Re: Old Manchester Cafe on Corporation Street
« Reply #2 on: 18:12:12, 02/02/19 »
Hi there, many thanks for the reply, yes the name Expresso does ring a bell?  I seem to remember that each table had a box for operating the main Jukebox, i seem to remember that The Boxer by Simon and Garfunkel was the big hit of that period?  I was looking the other night at a copy of a Chris Makepeace publication the other night it contained a photo showing the juction of Corporation Street and Todd Street, the cafes Pepsi Cola sign was just visible.

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Re: Old Manchester Cafe on Corporation Street
« Reply #3 on: 22:02:08, 02/02/19 »
No problem, it sounds right to me, I was always in the record shops in town back then, Ralph's was one of them.