Manchester is the heart of the north of England and a fine industrial city. Having re-invented itself into a vibrant and eclectic place to visit, there are now more fine dining establishments and trendy cafe’s in the city than ever before, meaning you won’t have to go far to find the perfect breakfast in Manchester.
Federal Cafe & Bar
An antipodean style bar and cafe that offers really good, freshly produced brunches for the business people of Manchester. In sleek surroundings, at the heart of Nicholas Croft, diners can enjoy an impressive cake selection, fresh Ozone coffees and a wide variety of The Federal Cafe & Bar offers dishes including sourdough bagels, steak and eggs or corn fritters amongst other things. Brunch is served all day, and the bar on site serves mimosas and craft beers late into the evening.
- 9 Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY
- +44 161 831 9374
- Monday – Friday 07.30AM – 6.00PM, Saturday 08.00 AM – 6.00PM and Sunday 08.00AM – 5.00PM
Alabama’s All American Eatery
As the name suggests, Alabama’s All American Eatery does exactly that – provides the good people of Manchester with excellent quality American food all day long. Breakfasts are large and filling, and perfect for recovering from the night before, or getting ready for a big day ahead. Benny’s crab cakes, maple cured bacon and avocado or buttermilk pancakes are just a few of the superb American food on offer, all served in hip and trendy, diner style surroundings.
- 10 Newton Street, Manchester M1 2AN
- +44161 236 4666
- Monday – Thursday 09.00AM – 3.00PM and Friday – Sunday 09.00 AM – 5.00PM
Moose Coffee is an American style coffee house that offers fast, efficient service and great food in friendly, modern surroundings. Providing authentic American and Canadian breakfast and brunch fare, diners will love the choice of waffles, pancakes and breakfast plates on offer. Some of the most popular dishes include Sauls Smoked Chicken Cheddar Waffles, Breakfast Backstop Nachos and the minute steak Lone Star Moose. Freshly ground coffee in a variety of flavours is also available here.
- 20 York Street, Manchester M2 3BB
- +44161 228 7994
- Monday – Friday 08.00AM – 5.00PM, Saturday 9.00AM – 6.00PM and Sunday 09.00 AM – 4.00PM
Home Sweet Home
With a menu that is based on generous helpings of comfort food and over-the-top indulgence, Home Sweet Home offers classic American dining with high quality, fresh ingredients. Their breakfast menu is full of filling fare, and diners love the meaty breakfast plates and waffles. Choose from a full breakfast complete with breakfast potatoes and sourdough toast, or feed you sweet tooth with freshly made waffles slathered in Nutella and mascapone.
- 49-51 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW
- +44161 244 9424
- Monday – Saturday 09.00AM – 10.00PM and Sunday 09.00 AM – 9.00PM
Saints & Scholars
A quirky little find of a place, located in the trendy Didsbury area of the city. Saints & Scholars is famous for its large all-day breakfasts, served with a smile and all at great prices. Diners can choose from scrambled eggs and salmon to bagels, big meaty fry-ups and crisp, flavoursome bacon butties. If you are looking for something a little less full on, the cafe also offers great home made cakes and muffins. Full of nicknacks and memorabilia, Saints & Scholars is great place to enjoy a laid back breakfast or brunch.
- 694 Wilmslow Road, Manchester M20 2DN
- +44161448 2457
- Monday – Sunday 09.00AM – 11.00PM
The Koffee Pot
Substantial, filling food can be found at The Koffee Pot. Voted one of the top 50 breakfasts in the UK by the Guardian newspaper, The Koffee Pot are very proud of their breakfast fare. A trendy cafe that turns into a lively bar after dark, customers love their choice of hearty English fry-ups, Scottish breakfast plates with haggis and their Irish breakfast’s complete with white pudding and tatty cake. They also offer vegetarian and vegan choices, all perfect for setting you up for day in the city.
- 84-86 Oldham Street, Manchester M4 1LN
- +44161 236 8918
- Monday – Friday 07.30AM – 11.00PM, Saturday 9.00AM – 11.00PM and Sunday 9.00AM – 4.00PM
TAKK offers plenty of Scandinavian flavour in their café and creative community space in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. Inspired buy the owners love of Reykjavik, and freshly brewed coffee, you can fill up on culture and great food here. Unusual dishes like Takk-Shuka (bacon and avocado on toast), Nduja & Eggs (sourdough topped with poached eggs and avocado) and maple and coconut chia pudding give an authentic taste of Iceland, in a contemporary space full of fellow hipsters and friendly staff.
- 6 Tariff Street, Manchester M1 2FF
- +447989 583576
- Monday – Friday 08.30AM – 5.00PM, Saturday 10.00AM – 6.00PM and Sunday 11.00AM – 5.00PM
North Star Delicatessen
A sleek modern cafe and deli, The North Star Delicatessen offers first class coffee including their own house-blend coffee and hearty, filling breakfasts and brunch. With an open kitchen, you can see the chefs working hard to prepare your food, and if you love it, you can pick up some more from the deli display counters to take home for lunch. American pancakes, a selection of eggs and tasty fry-ups with home made baked beans are the perfect hangover cure or belly filler for a big day out.
- 418 Wilbraham Road, Chorlton, Manchester M21 0SD
- +44161 862 0133
- Monday – Saturday 09.30AM – 5.30PM and Sunday 10.00AM – 5.00PM
A favourite with Northern Quarter locals, Teacup serves up delicious cakes, pastries and hot food teamed beautiful with steaming hot coffee and specialist teas. Breakfast diners can fill up on some unusual dishes as breakfast burgers, steak and eggs, smoked applewood rarebit and fully loaded fry-ups, or tuck into superfood porridge, banana pancakes and smoothie bowls with granola. Portion sizes are generous and there is laid back vibe about the place, perfect for brunch or breakfast with friends.
- 53-55 Thomas Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester M4 1NA
- +44161 832 3233
- Monday – Friday 08.00AM – 6.00PM, Saturday 09.00AM – 9.00 PM and Sunday 09.00AM – 6.00PM
Definitely one for the later risers among us, Gorilla is a trendy night time that offers food and drink, cafes-style during the day. Buttermilk pancake stacks and granola fruit bowls are fresh and fruity, whilst those looking for something more substantial can tuck into a Royal English Breakfast, baked egg Shashouska, fried chicken and waffles or hickory smoked salmon for a distinctly American feel to your Manchester brunch and breakfast.
- 54-56 Whitworth Street W, Manchester M1 5WW
- +44161 826 2998
- Monday – Friday 11.30AM – 10.00PM, Saturday and Sunday 09.00AM – 10.00PM
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Amar was born and raised in England and embarked on an 11-country round-the-world gap year after graduation and then became well and truly hooked. The first gap year inspired a second, which ended up being a 23-country down-the-world trip from Canada to Antarctica. Since then, Amar has spent the last 14 years traveling the 7 continents.