Brunch is my favourite meal of the day. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love breakfast food without having to get up at the crack of dawn to actually eat it! One thing I really miss about living in Manchester is being able to go for brunch at least once a week (however my bank account is a lot happier without this expensive habit!).
There are some amazing restaurants and cafe’s in Manchester, offering so many different options for brunch so whether you’re planning a weekend to Manchester OR you live there, here’s 5 places you need to visit to get your brunch fix.
Whilst Albert Schloss is known for being a cool and laid back place to go for drinks and a night out, it’s also an amazing place to go for food! If you can get yourself out of bed before 11.30am, make a bee line for here because you will not be disappointed.
My absolute favourite is the breakfast bagel which is; bratwurst patty, sunnyside egg, smoked bacon, cheddar, red chilli jam however I really need to go again soon so I can have the their veggie breakfast which sounds AMAZING.
Not only are their breakfast choices A+, they also have freshly baked breads and pastries, gorgeous coffee (which comes with a little ginger biscuit) and a fab juice selection.
Leaf on Portland Street
Leaf is a firm favourite with me and a few of my besties; when we all lived in Manchester this was our go to meet up place whether it was for a catch up and work date over lunch or a cheeky breakfast before our waitressing shifts.
Leaf’s tea selection is second to none (also their coffee’s are super tasty too) and they have a really big brunch menu (which caters for meat eaters, veggies and vegans – between me and my friends we’ve had all three and their all gorgeous and very filling). They also have smaller brunch options, including my fave poached eggs on toast with crispy kale!
I love the chilled fairy light vibe of leaf and I’m forever having to use shazam to see what music their playing.
I’m a bit wary to put teacup kitchen on my list and here’s why; whilst the food is really good and the place is very instagram worthy, the last two times I went the service was really slow and not as good as it used to be.
However, regardless of how slow the service is, the food is still fab and as long as I’m not in a hurry, I’ll still go here.
I normally opt for your full english which is HUGE! It’s definitely one which will set you up for the day.
For three years, I lived no more than 5 minutes away from Gorilla and it’s safe to say I’ve had a lot of brunches here. Whenever my mum would come to see me, we would always go here!
They have a great seslcation of smoothies (my fave being the orange and mango one) and a great selection of brunch food too. I normally opt for eggs Benedict with my smoothie and my mum often goes for the full english – both of which are good!
It’s the atmosphere which I love most about Gorilla; from it’s music to it’s overall vibe especially if you go to a disco brunch which has a DJ and is basically a big brunch party!
Alabama’s All American Eatery
I’ve only been to Alabama’s once and it was amazing! It’s somewhere I definitely want to visit again because the pancakes I had last time were huge and up there with some of the best pancakes I’ve had.
It has some great music, a very punny menu and has a very american vibe about it which is really fun.
Choosing only 5 brunch spots was so hard! If you’re wanting a few more suggestions I also love Evelyn’s, Ezra and Gil and Pot Kettle Black!
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