Everyone loves a good brunch, and amongst students it’s (probably) favoured more than breakfast, because, who’s really up in time for that? Luckily, here in Manchester and Salford, there are plenty of spots serving lots of delicious options. I’ve listed a few for you to try out (it would be rude not to).

Moose Coffee

York Street, Manchester

This American-style diner serves speciality brunch all day, leaving you totally spoiled for choice. Their extensive menu features classics such as eggs benedict and toasted bagels, to porridge and waffles for those with a slightly sweeter tooth. Just look at how big those pancakes are!


Federal Cafe Bar

Nicholas Croft, Manchester

Situated just along from the Arndale, this Northern Quarter cafe is perfect for a healthy shopping break. It features all of our favourite kinds of healthy food, such as banana bread (well, it does contain fruit), smashed avocado and French toast. It’s also ranked 11/1,752 restaurants in Manchester on TripAdvisor, so we really think we’re onto a winner with this one!


The Pen and Pencil

Hilton Street, Manchester

Served everyday until 4pm, this American style brunch menu has something to suit everyone. You can never have too much bacon. You can also join in with a cocktail masterclass and learn how to make your favourite drinks, whilst dancing to the resident DJ until late every Friday and Saturday night.


The Dockyard

MediaCityUK, Salford

This popular MediaCity eatery serves huge breakfasts all day so you’ll never have to go hungry. On a sunny day, you can kick back and relax with a cold drink at the outside bar on one of the MediaCityUK deck chairs and take in the chilled out surroundings. If you’re in a rush however, this quick and tasty breakfast is the ideal solution.


The River Restaurant

Dearmans Place, Salford

Situated in The Lowry Hotel on the Manchester/ Salford border, this fine dining breakfast menu is unbeatable. The restaurant itself is glass-walled and overlooks the Santiago Calatrava’s Trinity Bridge. The decor includes purple leather chairs, semi-circular banquettes, Fornasetti plates and mirrors.


Teacup Kitchen

Thomas Street, Manchester

This cute Northern Quarter cafe is so homely and the food is divine. Brunch is served all day and offers traditional flavours and healthy options, such as smashed avocado on a delicious toast. The cuisine has also been featured in cook books such as the Manchester Cook Book and The Good Food Guide 2016.