Ask us any day of the week if we fancy going for brunch, and there’s a 98% chance we’ll sing a resounding YES. After all, we haven’t met a brunch dish we didn’t like. And while it’s certainly a great excuse to cheat on our “balanced” diets, it’s also the perfect opportunity to take to the ‘gram. Need the perfect backdrop? From cafes completely adorned in wisteria to neon and foliage wonderlands, here’s our guide to the prettiest places for brunch in Manchester.
1. Drip, Bury
A pink floral paradise found at Bury’s The Rock complex, Drip is a seriously Instagrammable brunch spot – serving pretty-in-pink vibes every day of the week. Starting with an impressive floral entryway, guests are led into a soft pink-hued dining space complete with extravagant flower arrangements at every turn, where they can enjoy classic brunch dishes, tons of pizzas (including a chicken kiev pizza!), and some gorgeous cocktails. Drip, 5 THE ROCK, Bury, BL9 0JS.
2. Brunchville, Monton
Adorned in faux flowers, Brunchville is home to both pretty surroundings and delicious dishes, including homely plates such as the classic full English, chocolate french toast, Eggs Benedict and so much more. If you fancy something a little different, there’s a number of Middle Eastern spins on the British brekky, including ‘Spicy Shakshuka‘ and ‘The Benglish‘ – as well as tons of milkshakes, sweet treats, and even huge brunch boards to share with friends. Brunchville, 184 Monton Rd, Eccles, M30 9PY.
3. RF Pâtissière, Bolton
A pretty little spot found in Bolton, RF Pâtissière features a ton of Instagram moments throughout the venue – including a flower swing, flower walls, neon lights and plush velvet seating. Once you’re done enjoying the picture-perfect playground that it is, chow down on tasty dishes such as mini slider burgers, Eggs Florentine, stuffed croissants and more – with tons of lovely little patisserie cakes to treat yourself to afterwards. RF Pâtissière, 190 Halliwell Rd, Bolton, BL1 3QN.
4. Caramello, Didsbury
Complete with rustic pastels and the addition of stunning pink florals, Caramello not only offers Instagrammable decor, but Instagrammable food, too. Those with a sweet tooth, in particular, will be pretty taken with the menu – with the likes of Biscoff french toast, Nutella topped pancakes, Ferrero Rocher waffles and so much more on offer. Savoury lovers are in for a treat, too, with tons of traditional-style plates including the full English, smashed avo on toast and chicken waffles, to name just a few highlights. Halal-friendly options are available here too. Caramello of Didsbury, 10 Whitechapel St, Didsbury, M20 6UB.
5. Victor’s, Alderley Edge
You’ve probably heard us swooning over Victor’s before, and for good reason, too. Its decor is fairytale-worthy, boasting cascading wisteria throughout the entire venue. Pair that with the marble tables, stunning cocktails and pretty brunch plates, and you pretty much have our heart in your hands. On the menu, enjoy the traditional classics such as pancakes, Eggs Royale, toasted sourdough and bigger dishes such as the English breakfast. Victors, 46 London Rd, Alderley Edge, SK9 7DZ.
6. Prestwich Social, Prestwich
Fairly new to Prestwich, Prestwich Social is the perfect all-day venue – with the most incredible decor to suit. We’re talking actual carousel horses stealing the show in the centre of the venue, bright and uplifting plants, fun colours throughout and seriously chilled brunch vibes. Food-wise, guests can enjoy Shakshuka, American pancakes and big breakfasts, with an array of tasty sandwiches on offer during brunch-time, too. Prestwich Social, Unit 3, The Radius Scheme, Fairfax Rd, Prestwich, Manchester, M25 1AS.
7. Menagerie, Spinningfields
Menagerie has made quite the name for itself since opening back in 2016, thanks to its Real Housewives of Cheshire seal of approval and stunning decor. Since then, it’s become well-known as one of the city’s most Instagrammable venues, with something new to gaze at at every turn. Think birdcage booth-seating, floral and neon murals, and an attention-grabbing catwalk right in the centre of the venue. On the brunch menu, enjoy classic dishes such as pancakes, banoffee waffles, eggs on grilled sourdough and plenty more. The brunch is served bottomless, with tons of tasty drinks to enjoy alongside. Menagerie Restaurant & Bar, Ground Floor, One New Bailey, Salford, Manchester, M3 5JL.
8. Cocoa Cabana, Ancoats
While Cocoa Cabana is certainly one of the sweetest spots in the city, it’s also the perfect place to enjoy a chilled-out brunch, with tons of ‘stuff on toast‘ (as we like to say), breakfast sandwiches, baguettes, wraps and so much more. But the best part? The lavish interiors, pink mood lighting, and, of course, the endless array of cakes and artisan chocolates for dessert. Drinks-wise, guests can enjoy chocolate-themed cocktails, as well as classic martinis (and more) once your sweet fix has reached its limit. Cocoa Cabana, 7 Murray St, Ancoats, M4 6HS.
9. The Ivy, Spinningfields
The ultimate ‘Instagram goals‘ location in Manchester’s boujee Spinningfields district, The Ivy is amazing no matter what floor you choose – but the roof terrace, in particular, is our favourite. Going above and beyond on the ‘enchanting oasis‘ theme, guests can expect plush velvets, bright colours and plants galore, as well as ambient fire pits throughout the space. On the weekends, kick back with a yummy brunch, with dishes including Eggs Benedict, pan-fried salmon, buttermilk pancakes, and proper lunch dishes from the brasserie menu for those who fancy something a little more filling. The Ivy, The Pavilion, Byrom St, M3 3HG.
10. Nibble, Northern Quarter
Nestled quaintly to the left of the entrance to Pop Boutique on Oldham Street, Nibble is a female-run independent café, aiming for sustainability and zero-waste. The location is small but mighty, with quirky, mismatched furniture and a pastel colour scheme, with a cleverly integrated curved window to the façade, meaning you get a lovely view of the Northern Quarter’s most iconic street, and a peek into the vintage heaven of neighbouring Pop Boutique. Enjoy the all-day breakfast menu, including veggie and vegan offerings, sweet potato hash browns, and topped sourdough toast, as well as their ever-changing bakery offerings and quality coffee. Nibble is just perfect for a chilled experience, with that little bit more attention paid to its aesthetics meaning it fits in ever so perfectly with the quirky surroundings of the NQ. Nibble NQ Café, 36 Oldham Street, Manchester, M11JN.