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The 11 Best Spots for English Breakfast in Manchester

The 11 Best Spots for English Breakfast in Manchester

Manchester, a city steeped in industrial grandeur and musical heritage, also boasts a breakfast scene that could rival any in the UK. It’s a place where the full English breakfast isn’t just a meal; it’s a tradition, a comfort, and for many, the only way to start the day right.

From sourdough bowls packed with all the classics to traditional plates that keep it simple yet utterly delicious, Manchester’s breakfast spots cater to every taste.

In this guide, we’ll crack into the top spots across Manchester where the humble English breakfast is celebrated in all its glory.

The Koffee Pot

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Website: The Koffee Pot

Address: 84-86 Oldham St, Manchester M4 1LE, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 236 8918

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 7:30AM-5PM

Take one British institution, the full English, and one Manchester institution, The Koffee Pot—what do you get? A match made in brekkie heaven! It’s our winner for food, comfort, service, and value.

What’s on the menu? A builder’s breakfast that does exactly what it says on the tin. No fuss, just everything you fancy when you’re hankering for a proper fry-up, and they’ll even throw in some Bury black pudding if you fancy it. 

It’s always buzzing with creative types, giving off a lovely Bohemian vibe with a Manchester twist. The staff are top-notch, your food lands in front of you in just over five minutes, and for just £7, it’s a steal. 

Pro tip:
Don’t pass on the homemade hash browns. Trust us; they’re ace.


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Website: Trof

Address: 8 Thomas St, Manchester M4 1EU, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 833 3197

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thu 9AM-12AM
  • Fri – Sat 9AM-1AM
  • Sun 9AM-11PM

Over at Trof in the Northern Quarter, the vibe is as cool as the brekkie. The serving staff, all donning beanies, add to the laid-back feel. Sure, we waited a bit for our full English, served in a tin bowl (quirky, right?), but it was well worth it. 

We’re talking outstanding sausages from Frosty the butcher, made to their own recipe, bread fresh outta their own bakery, perfectly runny eggs from Cheshire, and mushrooms that taste like they’ve just been plucked from the earth. 

With a mix of top nosh and an atmosphere that’s hard to beat, it’s easy to see why Trof’s a local favourite.

Pro tip:
Their Bloody Mary isn’t just a drink; it’s a cure. Give it a go.

Albert’s Schloss

Website: Albert’s Schloss

Address: 27 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 833 4040

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thu 11:30AM-2AM
  • Fri – Sat 11AM-3AM
  • Sun 11:30AM-12AM

Then there’s Albert’s Schloss, a Bavarian palace right in the heart of Manchester, but don’t let its roots fool you. 

They dish up a mean English brekkie alongside some unique offerings like the Salmon Royale and the Schlossage Sandwich – think bratwurst patty with all the trimmings on a pretzel bun. 

And let’s not skip the baked goods; everything from breads to cronuts is baked in-house, perfect for nibbling alongside their range of breakfast cocktails. At £12 for the full deal, it’s a brunch spot that turns your morning meal into an experience.

Pro tip:
Dive into their pastry selection. Freshly baked every weekend, it’s the perfect sweet side to your savoury start.

Quarter House

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Website: Quarter House

Address: 11 Stevenson Square, Manchester M1 1DB, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 236 6226

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 10AM-12AM

Nestled in the Northern Quarter, Quarter House is a chill bar that nails the BBQ game but come the weekend, it turns into a brunch paradise until 3pm. Fancy poached eggs with pulled smoked brisket and a kick of sriracha hollandaise on toasted sourdough? They’ve got it. 

Or how about their own spin on fried chicken with baby spinach and kimchi aioli? But the showstopper is the “One Night Stand” platter. 

Imagine this: three rashers of bacon, three pork sausages, three eggs, and three hash browns, plus tomatoes, mushrooms, sourdough toast, trays of smoked pulled pork and oak smoked pulled brisket, fried chicken, and gravy. 

Pro tip:
Brace yourself for the “One Night Stand.” It’s not just a breakfast; it’s a challenge.

Playfoots Monton

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Website: Playfoots Monton

Address: 200 Monton Rd, Eccles, Manchester M30 9LJ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 789 8733

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 9AM-4PM

Over in Monton, there’s a little gem called Playfoots. This independent cafe bar serves up what might just be the biggest and best quality full English in Greater Manchester. 

We’re talking the full monty here: sausage, bacon, egg, beans, mushrooms, hash brown, black pudding, and a toasted slice of bloomer bread. It’s hearty, it’s scrumptious, and it’s got everything you need to tackle the day or at least the morning.

Pro tip:
Get ready for a proper feed. You won’t be needing lunch.

Moose Coffee

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Website: Moose Coffee

Address: York House, 20 York St, Manchester M2 3BB, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 228 7994

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Fri 7:30AM-4PM
  • Sat – Sun 8AM-5PM

Moose Coffee gives off serious Canadian mountain lodge vibes and is a hot ticket in town – we even had to come back later to snag a table. 

Their Lone Star Moose breakfast is a behemoth: griddled potato hash, a minute steak, and gourmet chipolata sausages that’ll have you coming back for more, despite the slightly dry hash.

It’s a plate that’s as vast as the Canadian wilderness, and considering the portion size, sharing is definitely an option, though you might not want to.

Pro tip:
The gourmet chipolata sausages are a must-try. Seriously, don’t share those.

Home Sweet Home

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Website: Home Sweet Home

Address: 49-51 Edge St, Manchester M4 1HW, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 244 9424

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 9AM-8PM

Pull up a chair at Home Sweet Home, a spot where the breakfast comes out faster than you can decide on your brew. But hold on, no fried eggs here; we’re talking scrambled. And they’re not messing about – light, fluffy, seasoned to perfection. 

The bacon? I wished it’d had a bit more of a sizzle to it, and the sausage patty threw me a bit – us Mancunians love our classic bangers, don’t we? But, the mushrooms were a revelation, juiciest in the league, and they didn’t drown the plate in beans either. 

Plus, the toast and brew were spot on. Then there’s the cake counter eyeing me up – might as well, right?

Pro tip:
After you’ve tackled the breakfast, give yourself a minute and then have a nosey at the cake counter. It’s rude not to, and you’ll be glad you did. Those cakes are something else, perfect for a bit of afters or to take away for later.

Malmaison Manchester

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Website: Malmaison Manchester

Address: Piccadilly, 1-3 Piccadilly, Manchester M1 3AQ, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 278 1000

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 7AM-10PM

Malmaison does a breakfast so grand you don’t even need to kip there to enjoy it. The price tag might make you baulk, but it’s worth every penny for what you get. Full English is a thing of beauty, especially those leek sausages – they deserve their own fan club. 

But it doesn’t stop there; you also get the run of the continental buffet. We’re talking cereals, fruits, cheeses, charcuterie, pastries, fresh juice, toast, tea, and coffee. 

The Big Mal Breakfast will not only set you up for the day, it might just see you skipping lunch – not that we’d ever condone a bit of buffet pocketing… They wrap up breakfast service at 10am, so don’t dawdle.

Pro tip:
Make sure you’ve got an appetite when you head to Malmaison. You’ll want to make the most of that continental buffet alongside your full English. Oh, and a cheeky tip—a discreetly packed serviette might just come in handy for those pastries if you’re planning a little snack.

The Laundrette

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Website: The Laundrette

Address: 13 Jack Rosenthal Street, Manchester M15 4FN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 236 1616

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Thu 12PM-11PM
  • Fri 12PM-12AM
  • Sat 10AM-12AM
  • Sun 10AM-11PM

Down at The Laundrette, they’ve got the breakfast balance just right. 

No need for fancy names or where it all came from; it’s just a solid plate of food. Proper good sausages, bacon, eggs, mushrooms, tomatoes, black pudding, beans, and toast – the sort you’d make at home if you were a bit more skilled in the kitchen. 

They keep things straightforward but somehow elevate the whole affair. You can find this no-nonsense approach to a cracking start of the day on First Street or take a trip to their Chorlton spot.

Pro tip:
At £9.50, The Laundrette’s breakfast is a steal for what you get, so why not treat yourself to one of their renowned cocktails while you’re there? Might be a bit much for breakfast time, but who says you can’t have a mimosa or something light to start the day with a bit of zing?

Bread & Bowl

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Website: Bread & Bowl

Address: 64 Bridge St, Manchester M3 3BN, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 834 3996

Operating Hours: Mon – Sun 9AM-5PM

Bread & Bowl isn’t messing around when it comes to reinventing the full English. Forget your plate; here, it’s all about the sourdough bowl. 

Yes, you heard right. They pack a hefty round loaf with all the breakfast favourites—sausages, thick-cut bacon, hash browns, beans, mushrooms, tomatoes, and cheese. Topped off with a perfectly fried egg, sunny side up, it’s a spectacle and no mistake. 

It’s like they took the traditional fry-up and thought, “Let’s make this even more epic.” The result? Probably one of the most filling breakfasts you’ll find in Manchester; not your average fry-up, but then again, who wants average?

Pro tip:
Don’t plan a big lunch. This sourdough bowl of breakfast goodness is going to keep you going for a while. Maybe share it if you’re not up to the challenge… or not.

19 Cafe Bar

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Website: 19 Cafe Bar

Address: 19 Lever St, Manchester M1 1BY, United Kingdom

Contact details: +44 161 236 3284

Operating Hours: 

  • Mon – Fri 7:30AM-5PM
  • Sat – Sun 8:30AM-6PM

While 19 Cafe Bar might have made a name for itself with those fluffy pancake stacks that are all over your mates’ Instagram, don’t sleep on their full English. 

It’s a proper homage to the traditional, with crispy bacon, quality bangers, black pudding, baked beans, fried eggs, and mushrooms. It’s like they’ve taken the classic breakfast plate and just refined it a bit, keeping it real with the flavours but not afraid to stack it high. 

The Northern Quarter café nails the vibe between American-inspired nosh and British breakfast tradition, making it a top spot for those mornings when you’re after something hearty but familiar.

Pro tip:
Their pancakes might get the Insta glory, but the full English deserves your attention. Perfect for those mornings after the night before when only a proper fry-up will do.

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