We are proud to support local businesses who share our vision for home-made, fresh, organic produce.
We partner with Coffee Advocates Micro-Roaster in Cheshire for our beans, Pilkington’s Bakers in Poynton for our freshly baked bread, CariadCakes in Bramhall for our home baked cakes, M&J Seafoods for our responsibly-sourced fish, Wilsher Family Butchers in Wythenshawe for our British meat, a collective of local farms for our free-range eggs, Suki Tea for our ethically-sourced and blended loose-leaf teas, Springvale Leather for our handmade chesterfield sofas, and Old Mill Antiques in Failsworth who handmade all our tables, chairs and counter.
We are a registered charity with a vision to help vulnerable people rebuild their lives through socially responsible business.
We have teams working in a number of prisons and young offender institutions across the North West of England and have strong partnerships with local homelessness and rehabilitation charities. We use these links as a pipeline for training, housing and mentoring vulnerable people who are passionate about making a fresh start. We also work closely with Pioneer House High School in Wythenshawe by offering daily work experience opportunities to their students with significant learning difficulties. Every purchase you make in The Mess Café helps us to reduce reoffending in our city.
In 2018 we were named as the UK’s Best Not-For-Profit to Work For by the Sunday Times.