In Manchester, we’re all about the food and we don’t half love a good breakfast, so here’s the top five breakfast and brunch spots to head to this weekend. Pick your favourite and book a table!
Federal is everyone’s favourite breakfast spot. The place is always packed, they serve brunch until 6pm and have a range of cocktails on offer, what’s not to like? Find them at Nicholas Croft, Northern Quarter or in their swanky new Deansgate location.
Federal’s breakfast menu includes simple classics like Eggs Any Way on sourdough toast, a super healthy Açai bowl or a hearty bowl of porridge topped with rhubarb compote, honey, almonds and berries. The extensive brunch menu offers larger plates like Halloumi & Shrooms and Turkish Eggs, along with brunch favourites Eggs Benedict and French Toast. They also have a huge range of sandwiches and bagels to choose from, offering gluten free bread and vegan/vegetarian options.
PKB is one of Manchester’s coolest coffee houses in the heart of the city centre. Catch them inside the beaut Barton Arcade or visit their impressive new site at No. 1 Spinningfields.
Breakfast is served until 4pm with an internationally-inspired menu. Highlights include the PKB Breakfast – chorizo sausage, poached eggs, homemade baked beans, roast tomato with button mushrooms and toasted sourdough; Merguez Eggs – Spiced lamb, tomatoes and poached eggs with feta, parsley and mint, and toasted sourdough; and the Vegan Breakfast – Scrambled spicy tofu, avocado, button mushrooms, vegan black pudding, homemade baked beans with toasted sourdough. Pot Kettle Black also offer their Homemade Banana Bread, Manchester Tart French Toast and Coconut Porridge.
Who doesn’t love a trip to Evelyn’s? Especially when it’s to get your hands on their breakfast and brunch menus. Evelyn’s offers up some of the healthiest, heartiest brekkies in town with plenty of vegan vegetarian options available 7 days a week.
Their tastiest breakfast dishes include Shakshuka with harissa, baked egg, coriander, and sourdough; Moroccan mushrooms with apricot couscous, chickpeas, cinnamon, poached egg, sumac; Kedgeree, smoked haddock, poached egg, shallots. If you’re after something sweet, opt for pancakes with blueberries and honeycomb butter or a smoothie bowl of mango, coconut water, bee pollen, granola, chai, poppy, basil. Wash it down with a Watermelon Martini or a Morning Glory Fizz, just a couple from their brunch cocktail menu.
Tucked away on Til Street, Sugar Junction is an adorable vintage-inspired cafe where soup comes in teacups and Afternoon Tea is always on the cards. This humble cafe offers some amazing breakfast and brunch dishes in Manchester from 9am every day.
On the menu is Eggs Benedict, Royale or Florentine – pick your favourite – all served with a toasted muffin. The Fairground Breakfast features a Manchester egg, sweet potato, pancakes with maple syrup, poached egg and a sausage. Served with a breakfast muffin. Their Avocado Stack is two poached eggs on a bed of sourdough with fresh lime, coriander, radish & chill jam or for something else with a kick, go for the Chorizo and Halloumi Pancakes – panfried chorizo, halloumi, chilli oil and pancakes, topped with a fried egg. In keeping with the name, Sugar Junction always has something sweet on the menu. Indulge in their Baked Banana and Berry French Toast or the Banoffee Pancakes for a sugar rush you that won’t regret.
Even though they boast an extensive cocktail menu, Sugar Junction is really all about the cuppas. They offer nearly 20 different teas, including their very own Northern Quarter blend.
Okay, Eat New York doesn’t have the biggest brunch menu but it’s quality over quantity right? And this NQ eatery definitely fits that description. Renowned for it’s salt-beef bagels and the famous Reuben sandwich, Eat New York is Oldham Street’s best kept secret.
It’s brunch menu is on offer from 11am – 3pm on Saturdays and Sundays and it’s got some perfect weekend pick-me-ups. Choose from an Eggs Benedict bagel with pastrami or salmon or take your pick of Eat New York’s acclaimed breakfast bagels, the likes of which include Top Of The Rock – Pastrami, Swiss cheese, bacon, sausage patty fried egg, hollandaise, brown sauce served on a butter-dunked bagel; Veg Bean Melt – House-smoked beans and grilled Swiss cheese on a butter-dunked bagel; and Sausage and Bean Melt – Sausage patty, house-smoked beans, grilled Swiss cheese, on a butter-dunked bagel.
They also have an All Day Breakfast Burger and side options of House Smoked Beans or Breakfast Potatoes with hollandaise sauce. You can grab a bagel to-go but if you have the time, stick around for their Bottomless Brunch – any main breakfast dish and unlimited Prosecco for 90 mins at £20 per head.