An early image of a Kardomah Cafe in Manchester © Manchester Libraries m09944


Nominated by: John from Romiley

Where: Market Street, Albert Square & St Ann’s Square

The Kardomah cafe chain were founded in Liverpool in 1844. Before the cafes opened, the company were producing their own brand of teas. The brand peaked in the 1960s and in the 1970s the company was sold. The Kardomahs was the meeting place of many famous faces including L S Lowry. 

John remembers:

“There were Kardomahs all over the country including Leeds. They were forty years ahead of their time, if they were still around now they would make a killing. Me and my mates would regularly meet in the cafe near Lewis’s”.


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