This haven of psychedelic murals, red leather booths and sticky sauce bottles has long been a favourite among touring musicians and in-the-know Mancunians. In fact, Elbow frontman Guy Garvey is a devotee of its bacon buttes.
There are other options for the more adventurous early morning visitor, though: US-style steak and eggs served with decidedly British thick-cut chips, a Mexican-themed swirl of chorizo, peppers, chilli’s, egg and tortilla or the cracking smoked haddock rarebit.
Throw in the wallet-friendly prices (the famed bacon butty is just £2) and it’s easy to see why you’ll need sharp elbows and a keen eye to bag a table at the weekend.
Perfect for: home-cooked food and rock star spotting.
21 Hilton St, Northern Quarter
Mon – Thurs: 7am – 6pm
Fri: 7am – 3pm
Sat: 9am – 3pm
Sun: 10am – 3pm
Open 7 days a week, last food orders 15 minutes before closing!