We’ve got your back. The city is peppered with some amazing spots for a bit of brekkie – from the weird but wonderful to the mega-filling full English breakfast. Start your day right with Secret Manchester’s ultimate guide to where to get breakfast in Manchester.
1. The Koffee Pot
A proper greasy spoon-style brekkie, The Koffee Pot is a lively spot for breakfast just on the edge of the Northern Quarter – perfect for curing that pesky hangover on a Saturday morning. With a bit of hair of the dog available and some good old fry ups, you’re sure to leave full of beans (literally!). The place has a true English cafe vibe to it, with the menu featuring breakfast cocktails, a whole list of fry ups, classic breakfast sandwiches and Eggs Benedict dishes with a twist for the fancier of guests. The Koffee Pot, 84-86 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE.
2. Ezra & Gil
A local favourite, Ezra & Gil is consistently busy, with freelancers, Instagrammers and general foodie lovers all big fans of the Northern Quarter spot. The perfect place to go if you’re after a seriously photogenic breakfast with a bustling atmosphere, Ezra & Gil has a tasty brunch and breakfast menu featuring all the classics, from full English breakfast, to all the eggs and smashed avo on toast a millennial could dream of. The menu is pretty big, too, so you’re guaranteed to find something that tickles your fancy. Ezra & Gil, 20 Hilton St, Manchester, M1 1FR.
3. Moose Coffee
All-American grub with an English cafe atmosphere – Moose Coffee knows good food and giant portions. If it’s pancakes you’re after then Moose is the place, with a massive menu of American breakfast classics. The food is so good there’s usually a queue on arrival, but don’t let that put you off as it’s well worth the wait. Think waffles, pancake stacks, and filling breakfasts piled with fried potato hash, sausages, bacon, eggs and more. If you want to swap the typical sourdough bread for bagels and the pretty poached eggs for delicious scrambled ones – then this is the place for you. Moose Coffee, York House, 20 York St, M2 3BB | 8a Gateway House Station Approach Piccadilly Station, M1 2GH
4. Evelyn’s Cafe Bar
Breakfast with a twist, Evelyn’s serves menus for every meal in their all-day neighbourhood restaurant. The chefs take full advantage of the spot’s global influences, in particular Asian, infusing things like Kimchi and tandoori with American-style dishes. The vibrant spot is incredibly pretty, with whitewashed wood and a whole lotta plants decorating every free bit of wall space. Cocktails are served all day, with a whole host of brunch cocktails to enjoy (including a highly recommended Frosé!). What better way to start the day, eh? The breakfast menu is pretty healthy, with yoghurt bowls, granola, and avo on toast available to order, as well as alternative plates such as their Taiwanese roll, Kedgeree and Shakshuka. Evelyn’s Cafe and Bar, 44 Tib St, Manchester, M4 1NB.
The prettiest breakfast I ever did see. Not only does Fress have a well-rounded menu for breakfast lovers, but it’s also extremely well presented. A bit of a hidden gem on Oldham Street, Fress features sophisticated, Subway-inspired decor, with golden touches giving it a more contemporary look. The menu is inspired by everyone’s favourite comfort foods, with well-portioned plates such as the full English, a cheeseburger toastie, waffles, pancakes and their absolutely massive brioche french toast. Fress, 62 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE.
Trove is a simple, understated spot in the heart of Ancoats, operating as both a cafe and a bakery. On weekends, the place is packed full of hungry locals, with a real friendly and welcoming atmosphere. Enjoy freshly baked bread, pastries, chutneys, jams and cakes which are baked in-house, along with their seasonal brunch menu which includes a variety of brekky items such as french toast, Eggs Royale, organic eggs on toast and a vegan breakfast. Trove, 5 Murray St, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6HS.
7. LEAF on Portland Street
Boasting exposed brick and stripped-back decor, LEAF sits in the heart of busy Portland Street and it’s acquired quite the fan base since it first opened in Liverpool. They even have their own brand of tea, which is undoubtedly the perfect companion for any good breakfast. Cocktails are served from 11am with morning-friendly options such as Bloody Marys, Espresso Martinis and Mimosas, with both full plates and light breakfast options available to scran. Think cinnamon toast, big full English brekkies and smoked salmon plates. LEAF on Portland Street, 113, 115 Portland St, Manchester, M1 6DW.
The home of the naan breakfast sandwich, Dishoom is a great wild card for a good bit of breakfast. An authentic-style Bombay restaurant, Dishoom is the place for beautiful Indian food with contemporary influences, which is present in their breakfast menu too. Set in a grand space that pays tribute to Irani cafes, the spot is casual while also feeling a little special – great if you’re visiting on your day off. The breakfast menu is truly something wonderful, with breakfast rolls made with naan and filled with eggs, sausages and bacon, as well as chilli-infused omelettes, spiced and scrambled tofu, and spicy keema served with fried eggs. Dishoom, 32 Bridge St, Manchester, M3 3BT.