8 Tantalising Breakfasts and Brunches You Could Be Eating In Manchester - And They Look Delicious
Put down that toast
Breakfast is the start of everything, the success builder, the champion feeder - so why do we settle for soggy Special K and burnt toast?
There's a better world out there, Manchester - one with delicious pancakes, tasty waffles, incredible coffees and a whole dose of sugar to kick-start your brain.
Here's our pick of where you should be eating in the city - whether you're just up or you haven't been to bed yet.
Solomons Cafe Bar
You name it - barms, pancakes, teacakes, bagels - they have veggie, they have avo and, boy, do they have bacon.
There's something soothing about the venue, too - and a delicious freshly-brewed coffee won't hurt the vibe one bit.
447-449 Wilmslow Road, Withington, Manchester M20 4AN
Pen and Pencil
If you're after a 4oz rump steak and eggs, you might not think it's an early morning dish - but you'd be wrong.
This Northern Quarter hotspot also boasts corned beef hash, pancakes and pork and BBQ baked beans. Prices start from £5.50.
Fourways House, 57 Hilton Street, Manchester M1 2EJ
What you want, they've got - from smashed avocado on toast, - on their own bread baked onsite - to this lush veggie brekkie.
And they will, of course, do you the full English - the 'Stephen Fry'.
Prices start at £4.50.
39-41 Edge St. Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1HW
Eggsactly what you need after the Hollandaise...— Home Sweet Home (@HomeSweetHomeNQ) December 28, 2016
Classic eggs Bennie! pic.twitter.com/EYJtRD0Hln
Home Sweet Home
Pancakes and eggs Benedict are the mainstays here.
Or, as this hip NQ joint calls them, Bennies - classic with hollandaise and bacon, Cali style with salmon and avocado and *ahem* ‘macho’ with chorizo and house hash.
Northern Quarter, 49-41 Edge Street Manchester M4 1HW
This Antipodean bolthole has a massive list of delicious delights for early mornings.
What do you reckon to pan-fried halloumi with garlic, thyme roast mushrooms, free range poached eggs, spiced tomato relish, hazelnut dukkah (Egyptian spice) mixed with rocket on sourdough toast and crispy chorizo? Exactly.
9 Nicholas Croft, Northern Quarter, Manchester, M4 1EY
For an alternative brunch head to Tib Street for a neighbourhood cafe bar in the heart of the city.
Evelyn's Green Bowl, containing kale, spinach, herbs, avocado, puy lentils, soft boiled egg and citrus flavours really does gives you a sense of superiority once eaten, and it’s very tasty too.
G18 — Smithfield Building, Tib Street, Manchester M4 1NB
The former deli has blossomed into an all-day eatery, and their breakfast offer can't be beaten.
Think scrambled eggs and smoked salmon bagel, full English breakfasts and even the signature Eggs Pokusevski’s - poached eggs, and hollandaise topped with crispy bacon and spinach.
Media City UK, Unit 2, Bridge House M50 2BH and 13 Shaw Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport SK4 4AG
How do you like your eggs in the morning? 🎶 pic.twitter.com/lKmspi0XsN— NBHDManchester (@nbhdmanchester) January 7, 2017
This cosy venue is a daytime and late-evening treat, but for breakfast, feast your eyes on full American and full English breakfasts for a start.
There are also eggs every which way - and if breakfast takes longer than you thought, you can grab a Bloody Mary and call it cocktail hour.
The Avenue North, Spinningfields, Manchester M3 3BZ