Breakfast/Brunch

Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Breakfast/Brunch restaurants in Manchester and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Kro Bar thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Potters Bar & Kitchen, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Breakfast/Brunch.

6 Bar 38 Pavillion
Part of the retail and entertainment attraction called the Great Northern Warehouse, this angular glass building holds several bars and restaurants. Bar 38 is a favorite, offering three floors of bold colors and modern, minimalist decor with a glass door that leads to a landscaped piazza. The menu changes frequently, but a good selection of danishes, pastries and coffees is always available. Try a grilled breakfast of eggs and Sicilian sausage with a side of home-fried potatoes. (161-835-3076)

5 Potters Bar & Kitchen
This small British chain mimics home-style restaurants in the American South and is decorated in colorful Creole style. Despite the New Orleans decor, the breakfast dishes are classically British, with pots of tea, freshly baked scones, preserves and thick slices of fruit-filled cake. Located in the enormous Trafford Centre shopping and entertainment mall, you won't be able to miss the huge palm tree or the veranda. Guests are also be enchanted by a ceiling that mimics the 24-hour cycle of the ever-changing sky. (161-746-8629)

4 Nicky's Sandwiches
The assortment of breakfast sandwiches here is unparalleled in Manchester. Choose from avocado and bacon, banana with raw cane sugar, or smoked mackerel salad on granary toast or bagel. The classic English breakfast includes two rashers of bacon, sausage, farm-fresh eggs, grilled tomato, toast, and coffee or tea. If you are really hungry, go for the premium breakfast with three scrambled eggs, salmon, toast or bagel, and coffee or tea. Everything you could want in a friendly, local diner. (161-832-1743)

3 The Living Room
This upscale restaurant has a doorman standing out front, lending an air of privilege to the darkly paneled dining room. On the weekends, a pianist plays mellow jazz while patrons enjoy a Sunday brunch, which features scrambled eggs, smoked salmon, eggs Benedict, or a carved roast. For a light meal in the morning, head to the stylish coffee room, where start-of-the-day necessities such as newspapers, pastries, coffee, and tea are readily available. Business dress. (161-832-0083)

2 Simple
After a long night out in Manchester's artsy Northern Quarter, head to Simple for a late but great brunch. Kick it up a notch with a spicy Bloody Mary and the Huge Breakfast, fully-loaded with sausage, bacon, fried eggs and hash browns. If that doesn't suit, go for a stack of banana and chocolate chip pancakes with maple syrup and ice cream. Quick and casual, they know how to start your day (0161-832-8764)

1 Kro Bar
Opposite the Student Union of the University of Manchester, Kro Bar is a popular Danish-style resto-pub catering to the hordes of students who flood its outdoor beer garden daily. Polish off a full English breakfast (meat or vegetarian style), fill up on tasty Belgian waffles or order up an omelette custom-made for you. Don't worry about getting there early, either - breakfast is served well into the late afternoon. (0161-274-3100)


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Bar 38 Pavillion 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: Continental
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
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Potters Bar & Kitchen 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: American, British, European
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
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Nicky's Sandwiches 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: British, European
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
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The Living Room 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: British, European
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
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Simple 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: British, European
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
COST: $$$$
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Kro Bar 10Best List Arrow
Cuisine: British, Danish, European
Dining Options: Live Music, Smoking (outdoor area)
Neighborhood: AIRPORT - MAN
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