A much-loved cafe in Manchester has announced its closing its doors after four years in the city centre.
Thai cafe Siam Smiles has confirmed it will close after rent costs had become ‘too much’ for shop owner May.
Located on George Street in Manchester’s Chinatown, the cafe features a supermarket of the same name next door, and has become a popular hub in the city’s cultural quarters.
In a post on Facebook, owner May wrote: “IMPORTANT NOTICE. All customers, sadly rent increase, high rates too much for Chef May. @SiamSmilesCafe, shop in George Street in China Town repossess.
“May heartbroken, but try find new home for Siam Smiles, start over. Really thanks so much everyone for support & kindness over past 4 years. Love and peace to all.”
Siam Smiles has been heralded for its food and authenticity, with reviewers describing it as ‘suberb’, ‘tasty’, and ‘fresh’.
The Sunday Times Restaurant critic Marina O’Loughlin tweeted following the news of the closure, calling it a ‘loss’ for Manchester.
Another Twitter user added: “That’s a pity. Great place. I hope they find a new place quickly.”
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