Had a visit from my little brother this weekend. He’s not so little anymore (all 6’4 of him) and we decided to get up early and go down the road into Manchester for a bit of retail therapy.
We parked up at Dale Street and trotted off into the Northern Quarter for a bit of breakfast.
After a bit of umming and ahhing (and avoiding drunk old men), we decided to try teacupandcakes on Thomas Street. The place normally looks rammed, however this time it was quite empty, so we went straight in and sat down.
It was about 10am so we were looking at the breakfast menu. My brother (being the fitness fanatic gym bunny that he is) opted for the Granola and Vanilla Bean Yogurt whilst myself (being the fatty-boom-batty that I am) went for the Eggs Benedict.
I’ve never had eggs Benedict before, but I knew what to expect. The eggs were perfect! The yolks were so orange and oozed all over the thick, doorstep toast that came with it. I have no idea where you can get eggs like that from, but I need to get on it.
The eggs were sat on some salty ham and covered in hollandaise sauce, which was lovely and buttery.
My brother said that the granola was nice and tasted like cinnamon, but he would have liked more yogurt to mix in with the granola, and it was slightly dry. He was a bit miffed at having to pay £4 for it too.
I really enjoyed my eggs Benedict, but everything was slightly lukewarm, including the lattes we ordered. I would have expected everything to be piping hot as the cafe wasn’t very busy really. I kind of wish I had ordered a cake and a pot of tea, but I’m not sure how normal it is to eat cake at 10am on a Saturday morning!
The staff were good, very efficient, we were in and out in about 30 mins, ready to hit Primark!
I really enjoyed having breakfast here apart from the high price and the slightly lukewarm food, however I think i’d like to try some of the other tea and coffee shops in the North West from this really good list!