Does anyone remember what people did at the weekend before brunch was a thing? No, nor us.
The craze for brunch is becoming a bit of a Manchester institution, weather you are after bottomless, healthy, or something to try and cure your beast of a hangover here's where to find the best brunch spots in the city.
Alabama's All American Eatery is heaven if you are looking for those loaded breakfast's that you dream of when you have been out for a few drinks the night before. The menu is dotted with classic American options like their famous buttermilk pancakes and delicious French toast, but they also have some great veggie and even vegan options thrown in for good measure.
Federal Cafe is an Instagram hot spot due to their beautifully styled dishes. This independent cafe is causing quite the stir on the brunch scene; their philosophy of using fresh quality ingredients from local suppliers and making every dish with care and love keeps people coming back every weekend. The menu is an international mix from French Toast, Halloumi & mushrooms to Banana Bread on offer. The Turkish Eggs are a stand out dish - two free-range eggs on whipped garlic yoghurt with hot chilli butter served with sourdough toast. Heaven!
The uber-hip Cottonopolis doesn't play by the rules when it comes to brunch, there are no fry ups here, but instead you will find some thoughtfully created masterpieces. They have fused the typical idea of brunch with Japanese ingredients and cooking techniques. One of our favourite dishes has to be maple kurobata pork, katsu sando, bacon jam, pickled carrot, kewpie and milk loaf — Cottonopolis is certainly a brunch to remember for all the right reasons.
No messing about, the Koffee Pot fry ups are the stuff of legend. English, Irish, Welsh are all on offer here and are in fact a proven cure for the world's worst hangover. Located on Oldham Street in the Northern Quarter, Koffee Pot is the go-to caff for the best brekkie in Manchester. Koffee Pot fry up's include a vegan and veggie option so hangovers one and all are welcome. Brunch served from 9 am to 4 pm every Saturday and Sunday.
If you are looking for a place to celebrate the weekend, then look no further than the pen and pencil. The last Saturday of every month from 10 am – 1 pm they host a bottomless brunch including Bloody Marys, Mimosas, Amstel and Prosecco and you can drink as much as your heart desires. Don't forget the food options as well - with huge choice form steak and eggs, American pancakes, avocado and feta or go for a classic eggs benedict; you can eat as much as you like as well so remember that when choosing your outfit!
For a more formal affair or a special occasion, why not book a table at The Ivy? They have all of the classic dishes available, but everything is just a little bit fancy. Enjoy duck liver parfait, truffle chicken sandwich or endive and stilton salad - all washed down of course with a glass of champers. Brunch is served from 11 am every Saturday and Sunday.
Pot Kettle Black is located in one of Manchester's favourite hidden gem the beautifully restored Barton Arcade. Their Internationally inspired brunch menu is full of flavour, colour and personality. With a modern take on a few classics, along with a wide range of Vegan and gluten-free options, there is something for everyone. Also, some excellent health-focused options with a few indulgent dishes thrown in as well. All the food is amazing here, but the Chorizo and scrambled egg tacos are delicious if you want to try something new. Breakfast is served from 8 am to 4 pm daily.