Manchester, a bustling and lively city, in the North of England has embraced the brunch trend, and there are plenty good choices for a quick mid-morning bite around the city. We’ve picked ten of the best places to enjoy a full English Breakfast, or even something a bit less traditional.
Cafe, American, $$$
Manchester’s worst kept secret, Moose Coffee is renowned for being bustling with life, and busy on most days of the week. That could be down to the generous portion sizes, or the popular American-style dishes. A fantastic alternative to the traditional English breakfast, Moose Coffee boasts a wide range of breakfast options, from pancakes with smoked sausage and bacon, to almost any kind of egg based breakfast you can imagine. Try the themed breakfasts, like Bronx Brunch, or Coney Island, for a true American experience in a welcoming setting.
The Koffee Pot
A friendly café, popular with the locals, The Koffee Pot serves typical English breakfasts, complete with a traditional English tea and the all important toast. With their filling English fry ups topping the list of popular dishes, The Koffee Pot also serves a Scottish breakfast, Irish breakfast, and vegetarian breakfast to add a bit of variety, as well as a range of hot drinks and fresh fruit juices. For those who seek an alternative to the full fry up, The Koffee Pot also has weekly specials, including buttermilk pancakes, and eggs on toast.
Cafe, European, $$$
With four establishments around the UK, The Alchemist is best known for its creative cocktails, while their superb breakfasts remain somewhat of a hidden surprise; a combination of typical English breakfasts, bacon butties and even American waffles. Perhaps more uniquely, there are even three brunch cocktails on offer.
Cafe, British, $$$
Perfect for al fresco dining, Albert’s Shed boasts a spacious outdoor seating area which is one of its biggest selling points. Seated on the bank of the Bridgewater Canal, guests can enjoy brunch with a view, or alternatively, enjoy the sophisticated interior. Albert’s Shed boasts a menu complete with the traditional English breakfast, favorites such as steak and eggs and classic brunch choices, such as avocado on toast.
And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon
Cafe, Tea Room, British, $$$
Beginning life as a cupcake company, And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon still serves freshly baked, hand decorated desserts, from layered cakes to brownies, in its charming little tearoom. As well as selling delicious treats, this café serves a popular afternoon tea/brunch, from Thursdays to Sundays. A little different from other locations, And the Dish Ran Away With the Spoon requires advanced booking, but you can expect generous portions and typical English scones and cakes for an alternative style brunch. Not only that, their baked breakfast is served throughout the day, featuring banana bread, granola and home made jams.
Home Sweet Home
Cafe, European, $$$
Situated in Manchester’s creative Northern Quarter, Home Sweet Home is a characterful and charming café where friendly staff serve a popular brunch seven days a week, and at a reasonable price too. With a wide breakfast, including the house speciality, a cheeseburger toastie, there’s a choice to suit everyone. Head there for breakfast, lunch, or even afternoon tea which features freshly baked cakes and tempting sundaes, and wash everything down with freshly ground coffee.
Oak Street Café
Cafe, European, Healthy
Located in The Manchester Craft and Design Centre, this charming eatery prides itself on its homemade, fresh food. Tailoring its menu to its customers, Oak Street Café boasts vegan and even wheat-free options, and makes a real effort to accommodate anyone with unusual dietary requirements. With an ever-changing menu, repeat visitors won’t be disappointed and always find something new and unique on offer. Oak Street Café is a relaxing and comfortable brunch location, with pancakes hitting the top of its most popular list.