From a classic fry-up, to avocado on toast sprinkled with edible flowers, Manchester certainly knows how to do brunch. With hundreds of restaurants on offer, it can be a struggle to decide where to go for brunch in Manchester. Luckily, we’ve narrowed it down to give you some of our favourites in and around the city centre.
194 Deansgate, Manchester, M3 3ND
9 Nicholas Croft Northern Quarter Manchester, M4 1EY
Brunch served until 6pm
First opened in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter, Federal quickly made its name as being one of the best brunch spots in the city and have recently opened a second branch on Deansgate. Using sustainable, independent local suppliers Federal have a keen eye for detail when it comes to food and the quality of it. Their vast menu has something for everyone, from granola to steak and eggs. Get there early if you want to try Federal out, especially on weekends!
Must try: Their Açai bowl
19 Lever St, Manchester M1 1BY
Brunch served until 3pm
Nestled behind Lever Street’s bus stops, you might have walked right past Café 19 Bar and not noticed! This Brooklyn inspired independent café and bar is just a few minutes walk from Piccadilly Gardens. Inside you’ll find great food, interesting drinks and a laid-back atmosphere. 19 Café Bar serve locally roasted coffee, along with a fresh and exciting brunch menu. On the menu, you’ll find everything from pancake stacks to open bagels and of course their 19 Signature Fritter Stack. Keep an eye on their specials board, where innovative brunch combinations can be found, like their Biscoff Pancakes.
Must try: Their Biscoff pancakes
Northern Quarter 49-41 Edge Street Manchester M4 1HW
Great Northern Unit 4 Great Northern, Manchester M3 4EN
Brunch served until 12pm
Home Sweet Home has two venues in Manchester, one located in the Northern Quarter and the other within Great Northern. Home Sweet Home is another strong contender for Manchester’s best brunch. The American-style diner has perfected pancake making and offer an egg-cellent eggs benedict. The comfortable interiors and homely feel of Home Sweet Home make it the ultimate destination for comfort food.
Must try: Texan breakfast skillet
Unit 14, Barton Arcade, Manchester M3 2BW
No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Street, Manchester M3 2EB
Brunch served until 4pm
Pot Kettle Black is another independent café, housed in Manchester’s beautiful Barton Arcade, an iconic Victorian structure built in 1871. Passionate about coffee, Pot Kettle Black is known for its bold flavours. Their brunch menu is vibrant, colourful and fresh, which is what helps them to deliver a taste sensation with every bite.
Must try: Manchester Tart French Toast
Newton Street, Manchester, M1 2AE
Brunch served until 3pm
Cottonopolis is a Japanese inspired restaurant and bar based in a Grade II listed building in Manchester's Northern Quarter. Noted for their extravagant flavour combinations, Cottonopolis have taken the average brunch and flipped it on its head. Their wagyu sirloin, potato nori latkas, truffled egg, vine tomato and tonkatsu jus is one of the most decadent beef hashes we’ve ever seen! Full of charm, the restaurant offers everything from cocktails to dim-sum and if you like a drink with your breakfast, why not add their bottomless option with mimosas, bellinis or prosecco – what more could you want?!
Must try: Their Old Boy Berries Waffles
Remedy Kitchen, Royal Exchange Arcade, Manchester, M2 7EA
Brunch served all-day
The Remedy Kitchen is Manchester’s first gluten, dairy and refined sugar-free cafe. Situated in the Royal Exchange Arcade, The Remedy Kitchen uses creative ingredient combinations and has devised a menu that they say is completely free from inflammatory products. Their menu allegedly promises to provide energy, help aid digestion and in turn, can generate more brainpower. You’ll find no gluten, dairy, wheat or refined sugars in sight!
Must try: Their tomato bruschetta, served on gluten-free toast, topped with balsamic, micro coriander and edible flowers.