Manchester’s Best Breakfast & Brunch Haunts
There are few finer ways to start your day than with a morning stroll finished off with a good breakfast/brunch. And with Manchester’s wealth of superb eateries, it’s no great surprise that there are plenty in the way of options. So whether you need to soak up some of last night’s booze with some well portioned meats or impress a date/client with more refined fare, here are some of the best breakfast/brunch haunts in MCR!
The Koffee Pot
Location: 84-86 Oldham Street, M4 1LE.
‘City institution’ is something that gets banded around willy nilly these days. But in the case of the Northern Quarter’s The Koffee Pot, it’s more than justified. It may have recently moved around the corner from its original Stevenson Square spot, but Koffee Pot remains the best stop in the area if you need to rid a hangover. Though it does specialise in your regular greasy spoon fare, this is much more than just that with the décor reflecting the Koffee Pot’s hip surroundings. We’d recommend keeping an eye out for the specials such as the KP Sausage & Egg Mancmuffin, which comes with sausage & beef patties, streaky bacon, American cheese, potato latkes, a fried egg and Bloody Mary ketchup. Also make sure you get a hot Vimto to wash it down!
Location: 2 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, M3 3AQ.
If you’re looking for something a little more refined, where better to head than The Refinery? Located in the fashionable Spinningfields district, The Refinery is a laid back, chic drinking and dining destination which also offers customers some mouth-watering brunch dishes. You can tuck into classic dishes such as Eggs Benedict, stacks of Blueberry Pancakes and a traditional Full English, and for an extra £15pp, you can also indulge in bottomless Bloody Mary’s and Bellinis when ordering off the brunch menu and booked in advance!
Home Sweet Home
Location: 49-41 Edge Street, M4 1HW.
From the team that brought you Manchester’s best burger joint, Almost Famous, Home Sweet Home unsurprising offers just as indulgent brunch menu options with twists on traditional classics. Alongside a selection of ‘Bennies’ (Eggs Benedicts) and full English’s, you can also grab American classic like waffles and pancakes if you’re more of a sweet than savoury type of Joe. But we’d recommend you go all out and have one of Home Sweet Home’s steak options. The ‘House Hash’ Steak & Eggs comes with seared flattened rump, crispy breakfast style potatoes, peppers, onions, and poached eggs, and will really set you up for the weekend, let alone the day. There are two sites to choose from, the original Northern Quarter site and the recent opening in the Great Northern.
Evelyn’s Cafe Bar
Location: G18 Smithfield Building, Tib Street, M4 1NB.
Evelyn’s Cafe & Bar on Tib Street is as homely as it is innovative. The inviting mode is set with greenery dotted all around the Cafe, but the brunch fare is some of the most unique you can grab in the city, with dishes including Korean Chicken served with a fried egg and watercress on a toasted roll, Confit Duck with potato hash, egg, chutney & spinach, and a healthy ‘Green Bowl’, packed with the likes of avocado, lentils and spinach. Evelyn’s is also famed for its smoothies.
Location: 537-539 Wilbraham Road, M21 0UE.
If you’re all hungover and need a serious pick-me-up, Brewski’s breakfast sharing platter is the one for you and your crew. Availanble for £40, the Chorlton bar’s mega wooden board comes with enough grub to feed at least six of you. We’re talking fennel sausages, sweet potato cakes, mushrooms, poached eggs, black pudding, tomatoes, beans, maple syrup and four pancakes, bacon, icing sugar and two flatiron steaks. They also do a ‘Brewski Breakfast Pizza’ which comes with smoked streaky bacon, black pudding, fennel sausage and a poached egg on a 10inch base!
Location: 9 Nicholas Croft, M4 1EY.
Bringing some true Antipodean cafe culture to Manchester, Federal Cafe has quickly established itself as one of the city’s hottest stops for brunch thanks to artisan coffee and an eclectic menu of locally sourced grub. This haunt is ideal for both veggies and meat-eaters with signature dishes including ‘Halloumi & Shrooms’ which comes with poached eggs, avocado and sourdough, and ‘French Toast’ which sits alongside summer a berry compote and vanilla mascarpone. Federal is also a fully licensed bar if you’re grabbing brunch a little later in the day and fancy a cheeky cocktail or craft beer.
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