The 7 Best Brunch and Breakfast Spots in Manchester

August 21, 2017
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Brunch in Manchester has quickly gained popularity and turned into a weekend occasion; full of indulgent breakfast inspired dishes and boozy cocktails, making an event out of the most important meal of the day. In our opinion, there’s no better way to get the weekend off to a good start than with Mimosas and Bloody Mary’s on tap, accompanied by plenty of eggs and smashed avocado on toast. If you are after a new brunch haunt to hit with the girls, STYLEetc has rounded up the top 7 best restaurants for brunch and breakfast. Whether you are after traditional cafe establishments or innovative trailblazers, here are the top brunch spots within Manchester city centre.

The Refinery

Bringing unique flair to Manchester’s dining scene, The Refinery, located in the fashionable Spinningfields district, offers a refined weekend brunch menu including mouth-watering classic dishes such as Eggs Benedict, stacks of Blueberry Pancakes and the traditional Full English breakfast. For an extra £15pp, you can also enjoy bottomless Bellinis and Bloody Mary’s when ordering a food dish off the brunch menu when booked in advance – Bottoms up!

Where? 2 Hardman Boulevard, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3AQ, 0333 210 0016

When? All Day Breakfast Menu available. Bottomless Brunch offer from 10am-3pm every weekend.

How much? Food dishes from £2.50-£9.95.

Home Sweet Home

Deliciously naughty and indulgent, the Brunch fare at Home Sweet Home is pure comfort on a plate; what more would you expect from the team behind Almost Famous burgers? With two sites to choose from, the original Northern Quarter site and the recent opening in the Great Northern, expect generous portions of Breakfast Pancakes & Waffles – stacked high with sweet toppings, juicy Steak & Eggs Benedict and the signature House Hash potatoes, smothered in cheese, dirty sauces and an array of breakfast items to indulge your tastebuds. The gluttony doesn’t stop there, with huge Cakeshakes, blending rich ice cream with their infamous homemade cakes and boozy breakfast bellinis.

Where? Northern Quarter: 49-41 Edge Street, Manchester, M4 1HW, 0161 244 9424.

Great Northern: Unit 4, Great Northern Sq, Manchester, M3 4EN, 0161 300 8121.

When? Brunch available all day, every day.

How Much? Food dishes from £5-£10.50.

Koffee Pot

A Mancunian institution, Koffee Pot is the place to head for hearty breakfasts and brunches with a no-nonsense approach – just good quality food that will cure any hangover. The Daytime menu includes huge English, Scottish and Irish fry-ups, where you can pile up the extra item additions, sweet or savoury buttermilk pancakes and rich baked eggs in spicy tomato sauce. Finish your breakfast with a brew, or opt for a Bloody Mary cocktail if you’re after the hair of the dog.

Where? 84-86 Oldham St, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1LE, 0161 236 8918.

When? Brunch and breakfast menu served throughout the daytime.

How Much? Food dishes from £3-£16.

Federal Cafe

Bringing Antipodean cafe culture to Manchester, independent establishment Federal serves artisan coffee alongside an eclectic and locally sourced brunch menu. Signature dishes include Halloumi & Shrooms with poached eggs, smashed avocado and sourdough toast, French Toast with summer berry compote and vanilla mascarpone and nutritious Acai smoothie bowls. Pair your brunch with a smooth flat white, iced matcha latte or loose leaf tea, Federal is also a fully licensed bar if you fancy a cheeky cocktail or craft beer.

Where? 9 Nicholas Croft, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EY, 0161 425 0974.

When? All day brunch menu every day.

How Much? Food items from £2.50- £12.

Evelyn's Cafe Bar


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For an innovative take on brunch, head over to Evelyn’s Cafe & Bar on Tib St. A homely and welcoming setting with plenty of surrounding greenery, Evelyn’s serves up some more unique brunch fare, including dishes such as 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, full of goodness and packed with avocado, lentils and spinach. Wash brunch down with one of their flavoured teas or a fruity smoothie.

Where? G18 – Smithfield Building, Tib Street, Manchester, M4 1NB, 0161 834 3303.

When? Brunch served daily until 5pm.

How much? Food items from £2 – £12.

Alabama's All American Eatery


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A relative new kid on the block, Alabama’s, as the name suggests, is an American breakfast joint that resides in the Northern Quarter – and it doesn’t do things by halves. A cosy and comfortable eatery that lets the food porn worthy dishes take centre stage, Alabama’s offers authentic American breakfasts. Signature dishes include the Big Steak Breakfast, Alabama’s Egg Muffins and humongous stacks of Buttermilk Pancakes, French Toast and Waffles, piled high with sweet toppings of your choice. Indulge with an authentic American shake or opt for a Breakfast Martini.

Where? 10 Newton Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M1 2AN, 0161 236 4666.

When? Breakfast served daily.

How Much? Food dishes from £6.50 – £12.

Moose Coffee

Inspired by American cafe culture, Moose Coffee brings an extensive brunch offering to Manchester’s dining scene. A huge brunch menu, packed full of innovative dishes and classic favourites, Moose Coffee delivers generous portions of authentic American and Canadian cuisine. Signature dishes include the Lone Star Moose – minute steak, chipolatas and potato hash served with poached eggs, Breakfast Backstop Nachos, Moose American Pancake Stacks and Saul’s Smoked Chicken Cheddar Waffles. Moose coffee is specially prepared using the finest Arabica beans, if you are after something sweeter, there are a range of American milkshakes- made using some chocolate bar favourites.

Where? 20 York St, York House, Manchester, M2 3BB, 0161 228 7994.

When? Breakfast served all day, every day.

How Much? Food dishes from £3.90- £9.

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