Who doesn’t like to kick off a lazy weekend by heading to a new brunch spot? Yes, avocado toast is now an Instagram cliché but that doesn’t stop us ordering it at any given opportunity! Whether you fancy a stack of American-esque pancakes, an oozy grilled cheese sandwich or everyone’s favourite: smashed avocado on toast – work your way through our list of central Manchester’s best brunch spots to satisfy those mid-morning hunger pangs.


We have to admit, the first thing we look for in a brunch spot is whether the décor is Instagrammable (sorry but when it comes to brunch, looks matter) so we love Evelyn’s in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for its cute ‘urban oasis’ aesthetic via whitewash walls and more plants than a greenhouse. Their menu is fab with everything having somewhat of a fresh, healthy feel to it (think quinoa and avocados but less basic), perfect if you’re looking for a brunch spot while on a summer health kick. Good food AND social media worthy interiors? We’ll see you there!

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Hungover? Not a problem, brunch is served all day at this snug Australian & New Zealand inspired cafe just a stones throw away from the Arndale shopping centre. Like all Aussie’s, they take their coffee very seriously so head here with high expectations – you won’t be disappointed! If you’re a veggie, you’re well looked after with almost everything on the menu suitable for you (meat-eaters, you’ve got the option of adding the likes of chorizo or bacon to your meal!).

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Northern Soul

We can all pretty much agree that cheese is life, right? So naturally one of our favourite brunch spots is Northern Soul which specialises in, wait for it, GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICHES *insert drool emoji here*. Located in Manchester’s Northern Quarter, the spot is famous for its amazing grilled cheeses as well as mac n cheese and nachos – basically it’s just one big cheesy dream! Northern Soul has even attracted celebrity fans with Adam Richman of ‘Man vs Food’ fame paying a visit. Well if its good enough for a professional competitive eater, its good enough for us!

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Ezra & Gil 

A favourite amongst Manchester’s fashion bloggers, Ezra & Gil offers up cult brunch classics like french toast, an array of pastries and of course, avocado on toast. With two locations in Manchester city centre, it’s the perfect place to refuel. Treat yourself to a slice of gluten free cake before heading back towards Market Street – it’s almost always packed so you’ll need your energy to fight your way through the masses!

Moose Coffee

If you’re anything like us then you’re all about choice at brunch! If you prefer a big menu to choose from (or if you’re after multiple courses) then Moose Coffee is the place for you. Bringing a taste of New York deli culture to the streets of Manchester, the restaurant has been popular amongst both Mancunians and visitors alike since it opened in 2006 and offers the most realistic American/Canadian dining experience in the city. With 7 versions of Eggs Benedict alone (a brunch-time classic) you’ll be spoilt for choice so it’s well worth more than one visit!

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Teacup Kitchen

Manchester’s Northern Quarter is the place to be for great brunch places and Teacup Kitchen is no exception. Based on Thomas Street, the restaurant is the perfect stop off when exploring the city or mid shopping spree. Brunch is served all day (always a winner) and they offer plenty of meat-free options so it’s basically a vegetarians dream! Try the falafel and avocado on toast for a twist on the classic avo/toast combo. Then if that’s not enough, treat yourself to one of their amazing freshly made cakes – go on, you deserve it!

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It doesn’t matter if you’re a meat eater, a veggie or follow a vegan diet – Common have got a fry up to suit you! Aswell as serving up brunch staples like Eggs Benedict and hash, they’ve also got American and Korean inspired dishes on the menu if you fancy giving your tastebuds something new.

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Definitely a must visit if you’ve got a sweet tooth, Alabama’s is probably Moose Coffee’s biggest rival when it comes to offering up authentic American dishes to Mancunians. Famed for their fluffy pancake stacks and french toast, wash ’em down with a thick shake or opt for American comfort food like Mac n Cheese, Philly Cheesesteaks or a Reuben sandwich.

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Have you got a favourite spot that we’ve not included? Tweet us at @LookerHQ and we’ll check out your recommended brunch joints!

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