Saturday 25 January 2014

Koffee Pot, Manchester (Breakfast)

The buzz on my Twitter timeline this weekend has been all about SoLIta’s new brunch menu. Available from 10am to 1pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, dishes like their ‘Full English Toad in the Hole’, ‘Salt Beef Hash’ and ‘Steak & Eggs Benedict’ look set to make many happy brunching Mancunians.

If you can’t wait until the weekend or prefer an early start, the Koffee Pot on Stevenson Square has been making Mancunians happy since the early 80’s and is open Mon to Fri from 7:30am, 9am on Saturdays and 10 on Sundays.

I have lived in the North West now for a dozen years and am sorry to say that my recent visit was my first to this Northern Quarter institution. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so I had two!

The Full English comes in at a ‘bargainous’ £6.00 with a mug of tea (or coffee). It included: two thick cut rashers of bacon, sausage, black pudding, beans, hash browns, a grilled tom, fried egg and buttered toast. For the price I found it all great quality and well cooked. The fried egg was pristine. 

The Haggis & Tattie Scones with eggs and spinach was an especially enjoyable breakfast. Featuring two more of those perfectly fried eggs, delicious tattie scones (my first so I have no comparison), wilted spinach and three generous roundels of spicy haggis.

Between discovering Koffee Pot and SoLIta’s new offerings, it looks like my breakfast / brunch options in town have considerably improved!

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