My Top 3 Avocado Brunch Spots In Manchester

Sunday, July 17, 2016

My Top 3 Avocado Brunch Spots In Manchester 

Anyone that knows me will know how obsessed I am with an avocado and poached egg brunch. It’s just one of those breakfast dishes that I crave and will consume at any time of the day and luckily for me, more and more places in Manchester are doing breakfast all day!

To be completely honest there's pretty much a new breakfast place open every few months, it’s actually getting hard to catch up but for those many that I have tried (and there's plenty more that I’ve got to tick off my list) here are my 3 favourites that I go back to time and time again...

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Ezra & Gil
*Makes Mmm noise*
Ezra & Gil has a Scandinavian industrial interior with rustic vibes and an open kitchen. It has to be one of my favourite places for breakfast, lunch or dinner. The ‘Smashed Avocado with Feta and Red Chillis’ is just incredible. It comes with 2 chunky pieces of sourdough bread with a mountain of avocado, a runny poached egg, fresh red chillies and chunky sprinkles of feta. The portion you get is pretty generous compared to most of places which of course instantly puts Ezra & Gil on the top of my list! The only struggle about Ezra & Gil is the seating as there are few smaller tables so the larger tables quickly become filled with individuals leaving that awkward 1 empty seat rule however if there aren’t a lot of you or you get there are just the right time, it’s totally worth it!

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Pen and Pencil
Pen and Pencil has a more of a Mad Men style New York feel with a bar/ lunch area and restaurant around the back. There are also two smashed avocado options on the brunch menu (which again is served all day). There’s the ‘Avocado and Feta’ which to be honest tastes pretty identical to Ezra & Gil (which is pretty impressive) except for few small changes in the ingredients and 2 poached eggs instead of 2 pieces of bread however I’m not complaining as that mountain of avocado is what it’s all about and if you really wanted two pieces you could order extra. Then there’s the ‘Guilt Free Breakfast’ which is a lighter option of two small pieces of rye, smashed avocado and a couple slices of pancetta. I have to say I’m always torn between which I prefer so I tend to rotate them each time I go!

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Evelyn’s Café Bar
Evelyn's has such a relaxed vibe with an industrial roof garden feel. The breakfast menu has ‘me’ written all over it (as my boyfriend would say). It’s always a struggle to come to a decision on what I want as clearly asking for all of it isn’t a sensible option. But one of my favourite options is the ‘Avocado, Poached Egg Sour Dough’, except I usually swap out the sour dough for potato hash and it is so bloody tasty! My only qualm would be that the portions aren’t that large and I could easily chow down on another plate full but the quality is impressive and it's a great place for vegetarians.

A list of places in Manchester on my 'need to visit for avocado brunches'...
Federal Cafe Bar
Home Sweet Home NQ

Beki Xo
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  1. I am literally going to have to visit all of these! Home Sweet Home is one of my all time fave places though.

    Vickie |

  2. Is it wrong to have breakfast 3x in one day?! Absolutely IMPOSSIBLE to choose my favourite!

    Your photography is spot on too Beki!

    Claudia xx

  3. I'm visiting London (by way of USA) at the end of Sept. Sounds like I need to make a stopover in Manchester though! #drool

  4. What camera that you use for these photos?

    1. Sony A5000. My review is here: :)