A Grinch-themed cafe with green milkshakes has opened in Greater Manchester

Complete with Grinchmas Shakes and Cindy Lou Who Waffles.

Daisy Jackson Daisy Jackson - 17th November 2023

“4 o’clock, wallow in self-pity. 4.30, stare into the abyss. 5 o’clock, solve world hunger, tell no one.” 5.30 – visit Greater Manchester’s newest Grinch-themed cafe.

The newest themed pop-up in a city that’s obsessed with Christmas is a space that celebrates all things The Grinch.

The beloved Dr Seuss character is the star of the show at Primark’s new opening at the Trafford Centre, joining successful The Grinch Cafe launches in Birmingham and Edinburgh.

Officially opening its doors today, the cafe – and its menu – have been lashed with green.

You can tuck in to limited-edition menu items like a green Grinchmas Shake with mint ice cream and in red sugar sprinkles.


The Whos within Whoville are honoured too with Cindy Lou Who Waffles, topped with meringue and red velvet cake pieces.

There are also warming hot drinks like orange and salted caramel hot chocolates.


The Grinch himself will be in store on 22 and 23 November to spread the exact opposite of festive cheer.

Primark has launched a whole range dedicated to the big green fella for Christmas, from matching family pyjamas and jumpers, cosy socks and slippers, and a baby sleepsuit.

The Grinch Snuddie has also made a return, along with other loungewear and festive jumpers.


And if you’re a really big fan of the hit Christmas film and children’s tale, you can kit out your house with cushions, throws and pet costumes.

Primark’s director of new business development Tim Kelly said: “We’ve been very pleased with our customers’ reaction to the Grinch cafes in Edinburgh and Birmingham.

“We can’t wait for our Manchester shoppers to try out our exclusive range of Grinchmas shakes and waffles, whilst shopping all things Primark.” 

The Grinch Cafe will remain open inside Trafford Palazzo‘s Primark until 29 December.

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