Manchester’s best brunches
On the edge of the buzzing Cutting Room Square in Ancoats, Mule’s vibe is distinctly European, with its enviable teak chairs and small open kitchen. The bar groans with pastries presented as pinchos in Barcelona or San Sebastian, while the brunch menu echoes such sentiments with hash chorizo and homemade fries, poached eggs with n’duja. and huevos rancheros with fried eggs. Make things grow with their homemade mimosa; extra-dry prosecco topped with pineapple nectar or a tangy pink grapefruit mojito.
Address: Mule, 13 Blosson Street, Ancoats, Manchester M4 5AF
Trove has a decade of delivering top-notch sourdough and pastry to the city through its bakery arm, and most recently through its cafes in Ancoats, Levenshulme and Marble Street, where it sets frosty brunch standards. For carnivores, the creamy sausage stew with poached eggs and zucchini and cultured cream is a dream. For an outrageous vibe, mackerel, cucumber, and candied lemon are fabulously light and refreshing, while French toast takes on oriental flavors with dukkah and labneh. And everything is delivered in an effortlessly beautiful environment. It’s a key not to stay all day.
Addresses: Trove, 5 Murray Street, Ancoats, Manchester, M4 6HS; 1032-1034 Stockport Road, Levenshulme, Manchester, M19 3WX; 17 Marble Street, Manchester M2 3AW
Telephone: +44 161 432 7184
Idle Hands takes their coffee extremely seriously, boasting a rotating coterie of like-minded roasters providing the caffeine, from the small Hard Lines company of Cardiff to Deptford’s Elsewhere. The food isn’t bad either. Set in a beautiful slab of an old Victorian textile warehouse, there are Turkish eggs, ubiquitous ‘cowboy beans’ (slow-cooked beans that are available with almost anything on the menu), a solid fries and a stack. of hash browns. Hand-made desert pies are never lacking either, and the excellent Beatnikz Republic craft brewery is literally next door too. Premium.
Address: Idle Hands, Dale House, 35 Dale Street, Manchester, M1 2HF