Start your day in the tastiest possible way with our City Pantry guide to Manchester's breakfast scene.
When it comes to breakfast, cornflakes just don't cut it anymore.
Especially in Manchester, where breakfast has been taken to another level recently. From incredible takes on the Full English to brunch, pancakes and even vegan alternatives, breakfast in Manchester might just be the best in the world.
And to prove it, here's our City Pantry guide to all of Manchester's best breakfast spots. Start your day at any of these places and it's guaranteed to be a good one.
Best Full English in Manchester: The Koffee Pot
A Manchester institution, The Koffee Pot at the top of Oldham Street have been serving their take on a British institution for the longest time now. And it's a complete match made in heaven.
The Full English at The Koffee Pot does exactly what it says on the tin. No frills, but with a proper fry-up featuring smoky bacon, sausages and with even some Bury black pudding thrown in for free, this isn't just one of the best Full English's in Manchester. At just £7 for a plateful, with a vegetarian and vegan Full English on offer, The Koffee Pot might be the best breakfast in Manchester, too.
Best brunch in Manchester: Cottonopolis
Putting their Asian-inspired twists on breakfast and brunch classics, Cottonopolis is a trendy favourite in Manchester that you need to bring into your life.
You can't really go wrong with any of the menu's incredible brunch options. From waffles topped with karaage fried chicken to crispy duck leg combined with huge duck eggs, it's all as good as it gets. But if you're after a recommendation from our food experts? Order the wagyu brisket crumpets, served with poached eggs and sake mustard sauce, and find yourself in Manchester brunch heaven after a single bite.
And the best bit? With Cottonopolis offering a bottomless brunch for just £15, this is the quickest way to guarantee the best Sunday ever.
Best pancakes in Manchester: Moose Coffee
Probably one of the best Manchester breakfast spots you've never been to, there's always queues out the door for Moose Coffee pancakes. And it's because they're just that good.
An extensive menu that's likely to give indecisive folk a panic attack, Moose Coffee serves huge American-style fluffy pancakes with sweet and savoury options. Rest assured though, any of the pancakes from Moose Coffee are a winner. Especially the Double Dutch breakfast, a meat feast with chopped smoked sausage and streaky bacon inside two of the largest pancakes you've ever seen. And with pancakes and brunch like this, once you've got a table at Moose Coffee, you'll never want to leave.
Best vegan breakfast in Manchester: Trof
A Northern Quarter stalwart, Trof is always a safe bet when it comes to breakfast and brunch in Manchester - but especially for vegans.
Served until 4pm, you can roll out of bed at any time to get your vegan breakfast fill, and you're going to be very happy you made the effort. Their vegan breakfast, the Full Vegan Brekkie, comes with breadcrumbed avocado, hash browns, vegan black pudding (it's a thing in Manchester) and plenty of roast Mediterranean vegetables. And with all that on one plate, this is a vegan breakfast worth trying even if you're a meat-eater. Promise.
Best American breakfast in Manchester: Alabama's All-American Eatery
If you've got a hearty appetite, you're going to love the portions at Alabama's All-American Eatery, which require you to arrive hungry. Extremely hungry.
The menu at this hidden-away café has all your American breakfast favourites, from eggs royale to steak hash, but it's their sweet stacks of vanilla waffles that'll have you coming back again and again. If you've got a serious sweet tooth, order the chocolate and ice-cream covered waffles ASAP. With such huge breakfast portions, it'll see you through til' lunch easily. Lunch next week, that is.
Best healthy breakfast in Manchester: Ezra & Gil
One of Manchester's best-loved breakfast spots, Ezra & Gil is a Northern Quarter hangout full of exposed brick, cosy furnishings and plenty of natural light. Which is to say, they nail the all-important brunch vibe. And that's before you try the food.
Serving a unique all-day brunch menu with greek-style green omelettes, chia breakfast bowls and a vast array of smoked salmon and avocado combinations, Ezra & Gil is a Manchester gem that checks off all your healthy breakfast and healthy brunch needs.
Best no-gluten breakfast in Manchester: Evelyn's Café
Whether you’ve been doing it for some time or you’re still relatively new to the diet - getting a no-gluten breakfast isn't always easy.
But if you're coeliac, intolerant or otherwise, the Asian-inspired menu at Evelyn's Café makes it all so easy. With plenty of no-gluten options like their avocado buddha bowl and their spiced coconut and carrot cake, plus the ability to make adjustments to their existing dishes, it's safe to say that Evelyn's Café is a no-gluten dream for breakfast.
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