About Us


Bittersweet situated at the recently refurbished iconic Oldham Old Town Hall is an independent inclusive dessert and café restaurant offering a relaxing family friendly atmosphere with mouth-watering desserts, waffles, milkshakes, healthy breakfasts, coffee and savoury plates.


Bittersweet emphasises on taking advantage of two different things without there being any disadvantages. Combined together they become the opposite of what you would expect. We set out, to stand out, becoming one of the quirkiest, most instagramable cafes in Greater Manchester.

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Think classic with a playful twist.


Our store showcases a palette of sorbet ice and candy inspired colours setting the tone for a young fresh vibrant dessert store appealing to students and young professionals alike.


These subtle pops of colour throughout our decor and design details compliment the heritage features of the former town hall with a distinction between the old and new. A feature counter references modern and sleekness while the ceiling feature inspired by gumball sweets add a playful twist to the design which comes through to our menu. Our visual food displays of our products are enticing and colourful showcasing the focal point of our store and food.


Classic features are continued with a panelled ceiling and herringbone floor with a neutral backdrop to the wall finishes creating a family friendly atmosphere whilst the crackle glazed tiles throughout continue features from the original listed heritage town hall.

The resulting space is sympathetic to the building with playful details, pattern and colours.

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8 Old Town Hall Parliament Square, Yorkshire St, Oldham OL1 1RA

0161 628 2211

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