Friday, 21 November 2014

The Melbourne Café Collection: Manchester Press

{Smashed avo bagel}

After hearing lots of rave reviews from fellow foodies, the next place to tick off our list was the cool and quirky Manchester Press. Situated down one of Melbourne’s classic city laneways, Rankins Lane, and nestled away from the busy streets of the CBD, Manchester Press is a small, yet groovy place to grab a bite to eat. 

Being only limited in size, tables and chairs are somewhat crowded, exaggerated by the rush of hungry office workers at lunch. Low hanging lights and old school furniture (hello, 80s-style cow hide chairs!) created a moody and industrialised atmosphere, complimented by the use of simple artwork and funky decorator items.

The menu isn’t extensive, with only a handful of unique bagels on offer. From fruit and nut, and maple and bacon, to pulled pork, and smashed avocado, the toppings are thoughtfully and creatively assembled. We opted for two of the ‘open’ bagels (‘closed’ bagels are also available), which were accompanied by a generous dressed garden salad. The coffee was pretty damn good, and arrived at our table within minutes of ordering.

With its trendy feel and urban vibe, Manchester Press is ‘very’ Melbourne indeed; the ultimate brunch spot for any bagel fan or coffee lover!


Words: Chloe (Honey & Lulu)
Photos: Bec (Daisy and the Fox)

{Skinny cappucino}

{Chorizo + capsicum bagel}

{Extra hot soy latte}