Best brunches in ManchesterMonday 13 November 2017 by Jessica Mendoza Manchester is an absolute dream-boat location for brunch lovers!
Introducing Manchester’s worst kept secret, Moose Coffee - an American influenced café on York Street offering 25 different brunch ideas, including seven choices of eggs benedict alone. Located just around the corner from the crowds of Market Street, Moose is the perfect spot to take shelter. Moose Coffee does tend to get busy during the brunch hours, but it’s definitely worth the wait considering the generous portion sizes and popular American-style dishes. If you fancy a change from the traditional English breakfast, Moose Coffee offers pancakes with smoked sausage, bacon and almost any kind of egg-based breakfast you could imagine. We recommend trying the themed breakfasts, like Bronx Brunch or Coney Island.
Koffee Pot moved from its original home in Stevenson Square to Oldham Street, where it continues to be everything a greasy brunch should be. Although there is an array of options, you have to get the fry-up here. Koffee Pot’s Full English is legendary and can be tweaked to your preference – Irish, Scottish, veggie or vegan. If greasy goodness isn’t what you’re after then there’s also a separate brunch menu, including dishes like poached egg on sourdough toast or shakshouka, an Arabic staple of poached eggs in a spiced tomato sauce, served with smoked feta crushed on top. The interior features lively street art and commodious red booths. Fun fact? The original cafe doorway inspired a line in Elbow song The Bones of You. Guy Garvey told fans about it at a Manchester Arena, “If you’ve never had a bacon sandwich from there, you’ve never had a bacon sandwich.”
Evelyns is situated on Tib Street in the Northern Quarter and is a fantastic venue for a healthy breakfast. Nourishing choices include coconut chia pots with mango and pineapple and a ‘green bowl’ full of kale, spinach, herbs, avocado and puy lentils with a soft-boiled egg, Korean chicken with fried egg, chilli and watercress in a toasted roll or the less healthy, but still good, buttermilk pancakes with blueberries, real honeycomb and butter. To compliment your breakfast, why not try one of their delicious homemade smoothies, combining perfectly for the health-kick brunch you were after. However, if you’re feeling a little bit naughty there is an outstanding wine list too. Brunch is served every day from 9am - 5pm and 9am – 3pm on Sundays. Enjoy!
Home Sweet Home
Home Sweet Home is located on Edge Street and serves a mean eggs benedict. Best served one of three ways: Classic (hollandaise and bacon), Cali (with salmon and avocado) or Macho (with chorizo and house hash). Daring breakfasters can opt for waffles, served with fried chicken or the protein-packed steak, avocado and eggs combo. The homely café also serves ‘monster milkshake’s’ bound to make your mouth water.
Pen and Pencils
Pen and Pencils is located on the corner of Hilton Street and Tariff Street and is famous for serving steak for breakfast. Yes, steak for breakfast. A 4oz rump and eggs is the signature brunch dish, inspired by the famous New York steakhouse. There’s also a bottomless brunch served on the last Saturday of every month, with unlimited food and drink for only £40! Delicious.