Food & Drink

Inside the new all-pink ‘ultra-Instagrammable’ cafe EL&N at Trafford Palazzo

Opening tomorrow, the first 150 guests to arrive at EL&N Trafford Palazzo will receive a free brunch and complimentary Nars makeover

Georgina Pellant Georgina Pellant - 20th April 2023

A new all-pink cake cafe with branches around the globe is set to open its first north west site at Manchester’s Trafford Palazzo tomorrow.

EL&N (which stands for Eat, Live, and Nourish) is as famous for its elaborate interiors as it is for its intricately beautiful cakes, already boasting successful sites around the world in locations like Milan, Dubai, London, Paris, Doha and Edinburgh.

Now, after several months of construction, EL&N is gearing up to open its doors inside the Trafford Palazzo (beside the Trafford Centre) opposite Primark on Friday 21 April.

Featuring huge pink archways and sparkly signs, with a clear pink roof emblazoned with the brand’s name as well as a second sign that reads: ‘Love Coffee,’ it makes quite a striking addition to the popular shopping arcade.

Inside, diners will find brunch staples including avocado toast, eggs benedict, shakshuka and Turkish eggs, plus mouthwatering loaded French toast, sandwiches and chapatis.


As for cakes, think giant slices of cake in flavours like pistachio, carrot, honey, red velvet, strawberry and chocolate ganache, plus further treats like tiramisu, raspberry cheesecake and dulce mille feuille.

From classic flavours of gelato to a range of different dulce de leche, plus giant cookies and brownies, the list of desserts on offer seems never-ending.


First founded in Mayfair, London in 2017, EL&N quickly established itself as a go-to for cake lovers – drawing in an Instagram-minded crowd with its flower walls, hot pink interiors and mouthwatering cake, coffee and mocktail menu. 

It has eleven sites in the UK as well as six international locations, all serving up the likes of gorgeous afternoon teas alongside drinks such as speciality hot chocolates, flowering and iced teas, hot coffee and cold brew cans.

Open from Friday 21 April, the first 150 guests to arrive at EL&N Trafford Palazzo will receive a free brunch and complimentary Nars makeover. To find out more and view the full menu, click here.

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