The 15 Best Breakfasts in Manchester
There's a reason they say breakfast is the most important meal of the day; it sets the tone for all that's to come. When you're visiting a new city, you have to take advantage of the local culinary scene. And that's definitely the case if you ever find yourself visiting Manchester. With new restaurant openings every week there is a huge amount of choice, so where to start?
We've put together the 15 breakfast spots in Manchester to give you an idea of just what this city has to offer. If you know of something we've missed, let us know at the bottom of the page.
A Manchester staple, Albert's Schloss known for traditional German food and pilsner beers. While many people flock to this restaurant for dinner and live music, you can't pass up the chance to try their breakfast.
Their Bavarian-inspired dishes made fresh in their cook haus may be the centrepiece of the meal. But you can't come here and not try their bakery items as well. Breakfast is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am-12 pm.
What You Should Order: The cook haus breakfast, butterbread sandwich, and a morning bun.
A healthy brunch option is a good idea for everyone every once in a while. But after tasting the food at Evelyn's, you may be back every week. They aim to serve food that is as healthy as possible.
But don't worry; their commitment to health doesn't sacrifice the flavour of the dish. Brunch is served all day with plant-based dishes highlighting the menu as well. Evelyn's also has a special Sunday menu you should check out.
What You Should Order: Buttermilk pancakes; cacao granola, and steak and egg.
Want a break from the classic English breakfast? Then Zouk is the next restaurant you should put on your list. They take all your breakfast favourites and add a bit of an Indian twist.
Authentic Indian and Pakistani cuisine is the best way to spice your typical Saturday brunch. Enjoy traditional dishes in a contemporary setting. This award-winning restaurant is great if you're looking to try a brand new cuisine.
What You Should Order: Masala omelette, Indian kulcha bread, A Maharajas breakfast.
This Japanese-inspired restaurant may be considered the best brunch in the city of Manchester. With an incredible range of dishes, it's not hard to see why Cottonopolish is a brunch favourite.
Not only are they serving delicious food, but their cocktails make the perfect breakfast pair. If there's one restaurant you have to visit in Manchester, Cottonopolis is it.
What You Should Order: Sake cured salmon gravlax, maple kurombata pork katsu sando, and Tokyo fried chicken.
Need a classic English breakfast on a Saturday morning? Then find yourself at Black Dog in the Northern Quarter. This New York Style bar offers some of the most satisfying meals in the city.
If you fancy yourself a proper sausage, then this is the restaurant for you. And with a variety of vegan options, this restaurant is one everyone can enjoy. Black Dog serves breakfast daily until 4 pm.
What You Should Order: Black Dog breakfast; American style pancake stack, and breakfast butty.
Brighten up your morning with the colourful and upbeat decor of Common. This self-described bar, eatery, coffee spot, and bakery is highly decorated with 'best of' accolades, including Best Breakfast and Best Brunch Spots.
The menu has a slight Mexican twist that adds a little flair to your morning breakfast dish. And with an extensive list of food options, you can't choose a wrong dish to try.
What You Should Order: Jumpin' Jack hash. Also known for housing Nell's pizza.
Ezra & Gil
As a Northern Quarter classic, Ezra & Gil have earned their position as a neighbourhood hangout spot. But many flock to this quaint eatery for a weekend morning for a plate of simple but delicious food.
At Ezra & Gil, you can also enjoy freshly brewed coffee, tea, and smoothies. Breakfast is served all day every day, which is ideal since you'll want to spend as much time as possible sampling their incredible menu features.
What You Should Order: Free-range eggs on sourdough, smashed pumpkin on toast, and the classic "E&G" breakfast.
Making a name for themselves on the local culinary scene, Federal has become a brunch favourite for tourists and locals. If their photos featuring delicious meals won't bring you in, the nearly 5-star rating across the board should.
Open daily and serving all-day brunch, this is the place to visit if you get that breakfast craving. Head to the edge of the Northern Quarter picture-perfect meals and Antipodean coffee.
What You Should Order: Cinnamon porridge, Emily's banana bread, and a chorizo sandwich.
The Koffee Pot
There's no brunch institution in Manchester quite like The Koffee Pot. A favourite after a night out and for slow Sunday mornings alike, this restaurant has made breakfast an artform.
With tradition English, Irish, Scottish, and Welsh breakfasts to offer, The Koffee Pot is a must-visit restaurant when you're in Manchester. With vegan and vegetarian options, The Koffee Pot is for everyone.
What You Should Order: All American pancakes, Irish fry up, and the vegan royale.
Still looking for ways to mix up your typical Saturday brunches? Then add a Spanish twist to your next brunch outing with a trip to La Bandera. If you consider yourself a fan of tapas, this is a restaurant to put on your list.
This bottomless brunch offers three authentic Spanish dishes. But you don't have to stop there. The rest of the items on their extensive menu are just as delicious.
What You Should Order: Huervos roots, Pollo Malu; and Carne Mechada.
Your place for a guilt-free healthy breakfast is at FoodWell in Manchester. Inspired by the Los Angeles wellness culture, this restaurant is serving up delicious meals with health in mind.
They have a separate menu for anyone that wants to enjoy a plant-based meal. The brunch meal will have you going back for seconds and thirds. With their standard brunch, there is a bottomless option for parties of at least six.
What You Should Order: Biscoff and caramelised banana waffle, plannt breakfast, and coconut & lentil kitchari dahl.
Can't decide on just one restaurant? Then you need to head to Mackie Mayor to sample a variety of options. This brick-walled food hall features vendors that boast tonnes of food offerings.
With long, communal dining tables, you can bring your entire group of friends to enjoy an entire morning of delicious food. There's something for everyone in this redeveloped food hall, including vegetarian and vegan options.
What You Should Order: Check out the menus at La Cucina, Tender Cow, and Honest Crust.
All the Shapes
You're sure to get a good Manchester breakfast at All the Shapes. This spot has been making a name for itself in the brunch scene for a few years now. It's not hard to see why with their extensive menu of delicious foods.
They have a lot of the breakfast classics but don't let the simple menu fool you. One bite and you'll understand all the fuss. Located in Prestwich, All the Shapes serves brunch Monday to Saturday until 4 pm.
What You Should Order: Avo and feta smash, eggs florentine, and hot salt beef.
The Bay Horse Tavern
They may be known for their beers, crisps, and chips. But if you're wondering where to get breakfast in Manchester, then you have to put The Bay Horse Tavern on your list. Their breakfast classics will make you run back for more.
The Bay Horse Tavern serves breakfast and brunch every day until 4 pm. On the weekends, you can enjoy a bottomless brunch, with a seemingly endless supply of delicious foods and drink for under £30.
What You Should Order: smoked salmon and scrambled eggs, Irish coffee, and anything with sausage in it.
Looking for a meal featuring the classic and delicious breakfast sausage? Look no further than the culinary institution that is Trove. No matter how long you're visiting Manchester, this restaurant is a must-visit.
They feature their own homemade baked goods likes cakes, bread, and brownies. With two locations, you can find yourself at either on a Saturday morning and expect a good time and a delicious meal.
What You Should Order: A loaf of their famous sourdough bread, some seasonal pastries, and brioche French toast.
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