Manchester's Best Midweek Brunch With Top End Coffee

Cafes in Manchester don't get much better than this

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Brunch has to be one of the best inventions in the history of the world. Who doesn't like huge portions, lots of meat, coffee and all (usually) washed down with copious amounts of cocktails. 

The one issue I have with the greatest meal of the week is that for most it is confined to either Saturday or Sunday. That works great but what about all the people who work at the weekends or those who simply can't get their brunch fix at the regular time? Why rule out the other five days of the week ending in Y?

In the interests of our dear readers we've been out scouring the city to find the best possible midweek brunch and there can only be one winner...Pot Kettle Black.

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Set up by two St. Helen’s rugby players (Jon and Mark) this is first and foremost a great place to drink coffee. It has strong Melbourne / San Francisco vibes about the place with high tables for communal work and a stripped back rustic decor. The high ceilings, ample space and friendly staff make it the sort of place where rather than just have one you could easily be tempted into a second or third cup. 

As with most large coffee joints the food is now a big factor. I'm not talking about pre-wrapped sandwiches that have been made 3 days ago in a factory in Slough like the chains sell but rather proper food, cook on the premises by a real chef. 

Breakfast here is superb but where they really shine is at brunch time. Unusually and to my delight they serve it every single day of the week.

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Having missed breakfast and being absolutely starving I rocked up at 11.30 and the menu ticked every single box in my head. I could have chosen any of about 10 dishes but went with the special of spicy chicken tacos with sweetcorn, avocado and cabbage. Unlike some tacos this was clean, crisp and perfectly moist rather than a big greasy mess that some places cook up. The wraps themselves the highlight having been freshly cooked and tasting wonderful. 

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The coffee is top drawer and by managing to avoid the delicious cakes on the counter I managed to walk out the door having had a mid-week brunch and still feeling super healthy.

With a filter coffee and a sparkling water the whole thing came to a very reasonable £13. Great value when you consider the quality of the produce, the excellent cooking and the city centre location. I'd go as far as saying a complete bargain. 

As you can see from the pictures of brunch below this place is the real deal. It is right up there at the weekend when it comes to the best brunches in Manchester. Judging them only during the week when the competition is lighter they are the very best. Superb feed.

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Niall Harbison

Niall founded Lovin' Dublin with a few fairly simple aims: discover new places to eat in Dublin and share simple recipes cooked up in his kitchen.

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