Manchester Press

Posted by Unknown on Monday, July 08, 2013 with No comments
Each laneway in Melboune has their own individual character, charm and hidden surprises. Down Rankins Lane, we find street art and dumpsters. But, if you look carefully enough, you will discover that it is down this lane where you will find one of Melbourne's hottest brunch spots. Yes, I am talking about the bagel and coffee utopia, Manchester Press. Sweet bagels, savoury bagels, plain bagels, filled bagels, bagels for breakfast, bagels for brunch and bagels for lunch. 

Skinny Flat White

Manchester Press, like Loco Coffee uses 8oz Coffee Co, and I would have to say is one of my favourite. I'm not going to lie, both J and I really wanted some sort of full on, show off coffee art though. No biggie,  this cup of goodness still hit the sweet spot. 

12 Hours Roasted Pull Pork With lettuce, BBQ Sauce & Homemade Apple Slaw

Manchester Press' 12 Hours Roasted Pull Pork was juicy, melty and infused with juices. However, both J and I found the pork a little too sweet for our liking. The sesame bagel supported the tender pork well and the addition of lettuce, BBQ sauce and homemade apple slaw created beautiful textures and flavours. A side of fresh  garden salad completed the dish.

Fruit & Nut Bagel topped with Mixed Berry Mascarpone, Strawberries & Pistachio Dust

I'm not normally a big fan of sweets for brunch, however I did make an exception at Manchester Press. How could I not? The Fruit & Nut Bagel topped with Mixed Berry Mascarpone, Strawberries & Pistachio Dust was an absolute standout with the crowd. The mixed mascarpone was served atop two halves of toasted fruit and nut bagel extremely generously. The berry mascarpone was just right, not too heavy, but enough to know it was a treat. 

Although Manchester Press was swamped with brunchers, and the lines forming out front, the staff catered to all our needs and never once rushed us. A great spot if you're after a quality light meal, in a typical Melbourne laneway at very reasonable prices. From the graffiti murals, warehouse setting to the comforting food and coffee, Manchester Press is definitely an experience I would recommend for both local and international friends. 

Manchester Press
8 Rankins Lane 

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