Whether you need a quick post-drinking-session fix, or want to indulge yourself in some five star luxury, Manchester has it all. Here are four great places to take your time and soak up some of the local culture over breakfast and coffee, or champagne. Let’s go!
The Full Sha-bang at Cafe North
If you find yourself looking for a full breakfast in the Northern Quarter of Manchester, be sure to head to Cafe North for the full sha-bang. The walls are adorned with posters of classic rock ’n’ roll icons and the kitchen serves 6 combinations of breakfast, each bigger and outrageously more substantial than the last. If your appetite is small just stick to the Mini North Breakfast, priced at £3.55. If you’re in need of a serious feed, and willing to part with £9.95, order the mighty American Breakfast which includes 3 sausages, 3 eggs, 3 slices of bacon, rump steak, black pudding, mushrooms, grilled tomato, toast and, of course, an essential portion of baked beans. Vegetarians also love this place and are treated with home-made vegetarian sausages. By the team you finish your mighty breakfast it’ll be time for lunch, and if you’ve still got time you should try something from the lunch menu – their home-made soup is always a winner!
Address – 66 Shudehill, Manchester, M4 4AA
Opens for breakfast at 8am
2. Fresh ’n’ Healthy at Malmaison Brasserie
Admittedly, most of the Manchester hotels offer a pretty decent breakfast but the Malmaison Brasserie is a real treat, and luckily they’re happy to serve non-residents. If you like your breakfast to be fresh and healthy then you’ll be more than satisfied with their comprehensive spread of fruit, freshly squeezed juice and pastries. If you need a little something extra I suggest the eggs Benedict. Either way you’ll be fully fuelled for a day of sightseeing. The only down side is that they only serve breakfast from 7am to 10.45am – not good if you’ve been sampling the legendary Manchester bars the night before.
Address – 1 Gore Street, Manchester, M1 3AQ
Opens for breakfast at 7am
3. 5 Star Hipster Greasy Spoon – The Koffee Pot
The Koffee Pot is a bit of a local secret and could quite easily be overlooked. The exterior of this traditional greasy spoon shows no sign of anything that would strike you as particularly special but Chris, the chef, has worked at some outstanding five star restaurants across the world and brings a level of quality to the traditional full-English breakfast. Fear not, though, he doesn’t charge five star prices and you’ll get a seriously good feed for around a fiver. Be sure to check out the graffiti on the walls, inside and out, and they also provide free wifi. The only negative thing to say about the place is that you may have to wait for a table – but surely that’s a good sign!
Address – Koffee Pot, 21 Hilton Street, Manchester Northern Quarter, M1 1JJ
Opens for breakfast at 7am on weekdays, 9am on Saturdays and 10am on Sundays
4. Champagne Breakfast at The Lowry Hotel
If you want to treat yourself and do breakfast in style, make sure to spend a morning at the Lowry Hotel. They’ll present you with a beautiful champagne breakfast – a five star selection of bread, fruit and cereals. You can then choose from Belgian waffles complete with syrup and berries, smoked haddock with poached eggs, kippers, or a classic English breakfast. It really is an elegant way to start any day, but with a £26 price tag you may want to save it for a special occasion. Then again, if you’re on holiday, why not just splash out? You only live once!
Address – 50 Dearmans Place, Chapel Wharf, Manchester M3 5LH
Opening for breakfast at 7am during the week and 7.30am on the weekend