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Best Brunch in the Northern Quarter
With independent bars and restaurants whichever way you turn, you just know that this is a top neighbourhood for brunch in Manchester. From piles of pancakes washed down with bottomless fizz through to freshly brewed coffee that comes perfectly paired with a full English, these places are making a meal of it. Check out our guide to the best brunches in the Northern Quarter and start your day off right.
Whether you're looking to start your weekend with a bang or seeking hair of the dog, Foundry Project's bottomless brunch is a winner. This NQ spot even has a tempting morning menu to add a bit of 'get up and go' to your day, including a dedicated hangover-curing pizza.
Cool and casual, Terrace NQ are all about the big breakfast plates, serving a full English all day. If bacon, sausages and black pudding isn't your cup of tea, the spot has lighter dishes including eggs benedict, or for those with a sweet tooth, a wide range of homemade cakes.
A cool, all-day hangout, North Tea Power worships at the altar of breakfast food. The independent coffee shops serves up classics until the early evening; tuck into the likes of bacon sarnies, eggs on toast and porridge, all washed down with a long list of herbal teas.
If being able to snap your brunch and pop it on Instagram is a must, this Northern Quarter restaurant is a must-visit. From swoon-worthy interiors through to waffle stacks (try the crispy duck leg), Cottonopolis is about to become your favourite weekend hangout.
A Manchester staple when it comes to brunch, Trof is serving up all the classics until 4pm. Perfect for when you need a little TLC, this quirky restaurant bar will cheer you up with avo toast, vegan breakfasts and roasted peaches, and make sure to wash it all down with an espresso martini.
Like your brunch plates to come with a side of bottomless fizz? The Pen & Pencil is the restaurant for you. Oozing New York vibes with its industrial decor, this spacious eatery is keeping bellies stuffed with comfort food classics, plenty of bubbles and a choice of breakfast cocktails.
33 Oldham Street is a party palace that also happens to provide sustenance for the following morning. The Norther Quarter brunch restaurant will fill you up with English breakfasts, bacon sarnies and vegan hash. And come summer, head up to the roof terrace for cocktails and tanning.
From the towering cakes to the boozy milkshakes, Home Sweet Home is a must for anyone with a sweet tooth. The American-inspired brunch restaurant will wipe away any morning blues with its titan breakfasts; opt for pancake stacks with a breakfast cocktail thrown in for good measure.
One of the Northern Quarters coolest brunch spots, Federal Cafe & Bar is bringing a little Australian attitude to your feasting. Proving they know a thing or two about early mornings, this place will keep you coming back for banana bread, omelettes, Turkish eggs and bagels.