Moose Coffee opened in 2006, bringing a taste of the American Breakfast culture to the heart of Manchester. Since then they’ve expanded to three venues in the North West area. Since I first came here three years ago, it’s probably the place I recommended for breakfast in Manchester more than anywhere else and has become one of the best breakfast haunts in Manchester.
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My to-go dish here is the classic Veggie Mighty Moose – New York Style homemade potato hash fried on the grill cooked with garlic, onion and Dijon mustard. It comes topped with two fried eggs, tomato and slices of chunky toast. Paired with an espresso it’s £8 all in, great value and should keep you going until dinner.
If you are hoping to visit at the weekend, it’s best to get there early or expect a hefty wait. Due to the size of the venue, it usually involves waiting outside for a table to come free; fine in the summer months but on a cold December morning it’s hardly ideal.
Despite how much I love this place I did have issues with this particular visit. Firstly, due to the venue being so busy (it was only a few days before Christmas to be fair) the food was coming out fast and hot. Too hot in fact for you to hold the plate without burning your hand. However, when the waitress served it to me she handed the boiling plate right into my open hand… not a great start to my breakfast. I could still feel it on my way out of the restaurant.
Then the dish itself, usually so consistent just wasn’t quite on the button this time. The lack of mustard made the dish feel a little too heavy, which is a great shame. Luckily, the eggs where cooked perfectly as always.
My fellow diner tried the veggie Monolito and loved it. The dish is two tortillas topped with refried beans, eggs salsa cheese and sour cream. Perfect for those looking for something different at breakfast time.
Despite my issues with this particular visit Moose Coffee I would still highly recommend it – there’s no where else quite like it in Manchester and at less than £10 per person it’s excellent value. Avoid the queues and get there early for the best experience.
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