Where Locals in Manchester Go For Brunch: The Best Cafes

Where Locals in Manchester Go For Brunch: The Best Cafes

Heading out for lunch or need a coffee to go? Whether it’s a banging sandwich or a perfected roasted cuppa coffee, we’ve got a list of our favourite places to go to off the beaten track, where the locals love it. 

Just Between Friends Coffee | Brian's Coffee Spot

Just Between Friends

A simple, cosy cafe located in the Northern Quarter. Serving food, coffee and other warm and cold drinks. We love that the take away cups are also made from recycled materials. 

Check out all of their Manchester locations here

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Foundation Coffee House

Another Northern Quarter favourite is Foundation coffee house, a bright white tiled space for espresso drinks and light meals in industrial chic surroundings. We love it here for an afternoon of work, or to take a book to have a little read in.

Check out all of their Manchester locations here

The Koffee Pot Restaurant - Manchester, , Greater Manchester | OpenTable

The Koffee Pot

A colourful, lively brunch spot serving coffee by day and cocktails at night. We recommend enjoying a bite from their menu of comfort food breakfast classics including bagels, baked eggs and a full English. 

84-86 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE. Get Directions

Fig + Sparrow - Northern Quarter Manchester

Fig + Sparrow

We love a cosy spot, Fig + Sparrow is definitely that. Serving delicious innovative breakfasts, try their on toast menu for a classic avocado on toast, or their boujee option, Truffle Honey Goats Cheese. 

20 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JA. Get Directions

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Pot Kettle Black

A down under inspired spot up north. Expect brunch, brews, bakes and booze from Pot Kettle Black in Barton Arcade, or at their spot on Angel Gardens. Their brunch menu is packed with Aussie inspired bites including French toast and poached eggs. They really do it all, with their offering of roasts on Sundays too in their Angel Gardens location. 

Check out their city centre locations here.

Moose Coffee

Moose Coffee

A proudly independent and family owned brunch spot serving authentic North American breakfast and bites since 2006. Their menu represents over seventeen years of dedication to providing the best tasting brunch, including their ‘Might Moose’ breakfast and fresh sandwiches.

Check out their city centre location here.

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Ezra and Gil

Coffee for the young, senior citizens and general misfits of Manny! Head to one of two of their central spots for a delicious treat coffee and brunch. Their menu is filled with brunch options and evening small plates too - we love an all rounder. 

Check out their Manchester locations here.

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Our second Antipodean recommendation in this blog is Federal, a little spot in Deansgate. Expect all day brunch, treats and coffee to sit in or to go. They also have a great line of merchandise for you to gift or grab for yourself!

Get directions to their spots in the city here.

Foley's Spinningfields - All Work & Social


A calm central spot serving a range of beverages that include coffee, tea, craft sodas and wines. Head here for a midweek read or work spot. Foley's is located in Spinningfields, which is also home to an array of events!

21-23 Quay St, Manchester M3 4AE. Get Directions

Venue Spotlight: Night & Day Cafe, Manchester

Night and Day Cafe 

Love an all rounder? Us too! The Night and Day cafe is certainly that. Serving up breakfast under a tenner at day and Big Mouth pizza at night, alongside events including DJs, exhibitions and live music. 

26 Oldham St, Manchester M1 1JN. Get Directions

Take A Trip Down Under At Manchester Brunch Spot Another Heart To Feed

Another Heart to Feed

A hybrid of brunch and bevs. Enjoy their French toast in the day and a glass of shiraz in the evening! Take your pick between their two location: Northern Quarter and Didsbury. 

Visit their city centre locations here.

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Fat Pat’s

Head here for a boujee lunch option! Shopping in Manchester for the day? Get yourself here for a banging Sando - their hot honey fried chicken is not to be missed, complete with their signature ziggy fries, delicious! 

88 Portland St, Manchester M1 4GX. Get Directions