The Hive Community Kitchen


Welcome to The Hive!


A community cafe space to eat, meet, and make friends. See the menu here, and see below for more information!

Open on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays 10.30am-2pm. 

From 10.30am-11.30am on Mon, Tues, Weds, we offer free tea, coffee, and biscuits, and information about local services for anybody who wants it, as part of the Place of Welcome scheme.

At St Paul's Church Hall, 491 Wilmslow Road, Withington, M20 4AW. 



Picture is of the Chef, Pete, and our vicar Gisela


Wednesday 6th December 2017 saw the official launch of “The Hive”, our joint Community Kitchen venture in collaboration with L’Arche and the Withington and Fallowfield Foodbank.  It was an amazing day with the Bishop of Manchester, David Walker, coming to ceremonially cut the cake and unveil our much-admired touchy-feely wall fresco!  Loads of people attended and had a lovely time – it really feels as though The Hive has a secure future as a place of welcome.


Picture is of Kevin from L'Arche, Bishop of Manchester David Walker, and our Rector Gisela


If anyone had any doubt that The Hive is a place for building community they had only to look around them last Wednesday to see the wide group of people who had come together.  From babies to retired people volunteering their time to help serve; workers on their lunch break and unemployed people looking to put their time at the service of the community; people with and people without disabilities being served and serving others.  Looking around you would see a community caring for itself; healing itself; creating belonging.


Picture is of some of the Hive's kitchen staff


Find The Hive on facebook, here.



Breakfast Items

Bacon Sandwich on plain or toasted white, brown or ciabatta bread £2.25

add an egg 25p

Eggs any way you like. Served with brown or white toast. £1.95       

Toasted English muffins served with butter. £1.20

Toasted fruit loaf served with butter. £1.20

Veggie wrap: Fried potatoes, avocado and tomatoes in a tortilla wrap. £2.25


Light Bites

Soup of the Day £2.50

Arabic mezze: Two freshly made dips served with salad and flatbreads. £2.75

Omelette:  Pick your filling from ham, tomato, cheese, mushroom, tuna or just plain. £2.75

Tuna melt:  Tuna, cheese and mayo toasted on ciabatta bread. £2.75

Today’s Baguette: Served on a soft roll with salad £2.25

Welsh Rarebit: Mustardy sauce of melted cheese on two slices of white or brown toast. £2.25

Main Dishes

Lamb casserole:  A hearty lamb stew with vegetables. Served with potatoes. £4.95

Pasta of the day:  Daily pasta dish served with parmesan cheese. See Specials board. £4.75

Syrian Kebab:  Syrian flatbread, cous cous, chick peas, mixed leaf salad with yoghurt and mint dressing. £4.50

add Halloumi  25p

add Falafel 25p

Pete’s Pie: Shortcrust pastry topped Pie with today’s filling. See Specials board. £4.95

Sausage Roll:  Homemade sausage roll with onion marmalade, served with potatoes and onion gravy. £4.95


Grain Nicoise: Grain mixed with flaked tuna, green beans, black olives and tomato. Served with an egg. £3.95

Goat’s cheese salad: Warm cheese on toasted bread served with French dressing. £3.95

Apple and walnut salad:  Diced apple, walnut and feta cheese with red wine vinaigrette. £3.95

Buddha bowl: Grains and rice mixed with carrot, mixed seeds, red onion, tofu and mildly spicy dressing. £3.95

Cakes and desserts

French Apple Flan £1.95

Lemon Tarte £1.95

Chocolate and Caramel Tarte £1.95

See our daily selection of biscuits and homemade cakes available at the counter.

Add ice cream to any of our desserts 50p


Tea: Everyday tea, green tea or herbal tea 70p 

Coffee: White, black, hot or cold £1.00

Smoothie:  Mixed summer berry, mango, or mango and coconut. £1.95

Canned Drinks: Diet Coke, Fanta, or Sprite. 75p