It’s the weekend which means there’s no need to rush and grab something on-the-go to eat whilst running out that door. Let’s do brunch the proper way – put down your cereal bowl and head to the city for some good food with some good people.
When it comes to catching up, nothing quite beats one over a good brunch – a blend of breakfast and lunch. Manchester is a vibrant city constantly rising with new places to eat, our options are endless. Here at Magna we are constantly looking for healthier options so we have decided to share our 7 best healthy brunch spots in Manchester.
Just on the edge of Northern Quarter is where this Australian inspired cafe is located. The cafe is small but it feels comfortable and warm from the second you walk in. They have a tempting menu from savoury to sweet and it’s difficult not to want to try everything, because seriously everything here is delicious.
We recommend the smash avocado on sourdough, with an option to add poached eggs, smoked salmon or smoked bacon on the side (£8.50-£10.00). An alternative recommendation is their halloumi and shrooms (£8.00), a delicious vegetarian option that leaves you feeling satisfied with its generous portion size. If you’re feeling sweet, you can’t go wrong with their french toast (£7.50) with summer berries and mascarpone, it’s a true winner!
Adresss: 9 Nicholas Croft, Manchester M4 1EY | 0161 425 0974
- 2. EVELYN’S CAFE AND BAR
This homely cafe is just the sort of cafe you would find in a bustling trendy area of Manchester. Visually, this cafe is aesthetically pleasing, you will find plant pots scattered across the place giving it a very cosy vibe. It can be quiet loud on a weekend but if you like that type of atmosphere then this is place is for you.
Their menu is interesting – delivering big, bold and a fusion of flavours through small plates, large plates, sandwiches and salads. Their breakfasts are served between 9am-12:30am including dishes like coconut chia seed pot with mango and pineapple (£4.50). One of their popular dishes and a personal favourite of ours is their green bowl (£7.00), a super refreshing and tasty salad which includes kale, spinach, avocado, herbs, lentils with a soft boiled egg served on top.
Adresss: G18 Tib St, Manchester M4 | 0161 834 3303
3. EZRA AND GIL
This coffee shop is another addition to the Northern Quarter family. It offers a big and beautiful space – perfect for remote workers or larger parties, you certainly will not feel cramped. The theme is very industrial like from the exposed brick walls down to the wooden floors, during day time the sunlight spills through the ceiling windows giving the spot an airy and spacious vibe.
Their menu is exciting with dishes that are generous in portion sizes, with impressive all day breakfasts, delicious avocado toast options and tasty salads. Ezra and Gil offer a veggie breakfast (£6.50) which is a favourite of ours. They also offer a fantastic section of provisions all available for sale which is adds a little something to the space.
Adresss: 20 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1FR
4. FOUNDATION COFFEE HOUSE
This spot is another hidden gem in town – a must visit in Manchester and a huge recommendation by us. It’s spacious, comfortable and cosy with the most beautiful industrial like decorations. Be sure to check out their “water closet” – tile inspiration goals! Foundation Coffee House is one of those cafes where you can visit over and over yet you won’t be tired of it and will find any excuse to return.
They have a range of delicious hot beverages, protein shakes and smoothies. One that stands out to us is the matcha latte (£2.60), a perfect treat for the chilly days. For food, their menu is slightly limited but their beverages definitely make up for that. One dish that shouts out to us is their stack of 6 protein pancakes (£.6.50) served with fresh berries and a dollop of yoghurt. This spot is a must go for coffee lovers and it’s perfect for that special date or even quietly working as it’s a great communal working space.
Adresss: Sevendale House, Lever St, Manchester M1 1JB | 0161 238 8633
Fig and Sparrow is a small independent cafe in Northern Quarter and is quite a unique one. What makes this spot slightly different to the others is the variety of art and crafts designs on their display and available inside for sale, everything is locally sourced or from independent designers. The atmosphere is quiet as the space is small but we really enjoy this spot because it makes you feel relaxed and at ease.
They serve incredible coffee and also serve breakfast all day – yes! They have a great menu choice including smoked salmon and cream cheese on toasted artisan bread (£4.75), organic whole oats with a range of toppings (£2.50) and a selection of sweet treats like brownies, cakes and nibbles. The sandwiches are delicious and doesn’t leave you feeling super post carb sleepy or heavy, that’s a win!
Adresss: 20 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JA | 0161 238 8633
This is a place that’s good to visit anytime of the day for food and drinks, you could find yourself hanging here all day. Breakfast is served until 4pm which is great news for those hungover!
From their menu, we really love their eggs benedict (£6.00) – but not just that, their popular traditional homemade roasts are served with all the trimmings and seasonal vegetables every Sunday from midday. No fret if you are vegetarian as they also offer a special veggie roast (£12.00).
Adresss: 8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU | 0161 833 3197
7. MOOSE COFFEE
If you are feeling extra hungry and need a little more than a slice of avocado toast, then you wont be disappointed with Moose Coffee. This place offers super-size hearty brunches, leaving you full till late evening – we promise!
You could spend a while looking through their menu as their choices can be overwhelming. Their New York Moose (£7.50), a classic eggs benedict is one of the best we’ve had in Manchester. Feeling something more? Burrito State of Mind (£9.00), a tortilla packed with beans, scrambled eggs, cheddar, jalapenos, avocado, salad and bits of chorizo, bursting with flavour with every bite. Fancy something sweet? Their pancakes (£5.50-£7.50) are to die for, you won’t regret it – we promise. Although this seems a lot for a brunch, it is also good when you just need something slightly heavier – we all have those days!
Adresss: 20 York St, Manchester M2 2BB | 0161 228 7994