Start your day with some home-made goodness
Altrincham is quite the destination for food lovers and Blanchflower Bakery and Kitchen has quickly established itself as the area's main spot for weekend brunch. If you’re heading into the much improved Stamford Quarter to the market to pick up some upcycled vintage pieces or some gorgeous crafts, make time to treat yourself with some brunch at Blanchflower Bakery and Kitchen first.
An unctuous meaty update on the traditional eggs benny
Like Ancoats based Pollen, Blanchflower has an in-house bakery, but its craft production goes way beyond sourdough, pastry, cakes and a foccacia muffin reserved solely for brunch services. If you appreciate bespoke sausages, house-cured bacon and even home-made sriracha, then Blanchflower is for you. It’s the care and attention that goes into every element. You may think a fry-up is just a fry-up, but at Blanchflower, every element is considered and refined.
Whether you are having brunch or breakfast may depend on how rushed you are, but either way it is the most important meal of the day which is why it’s served all through the week at Blanchflower – everything from classics like ham and eggs to healthy bowls of strained yoghurt, roasted fruit and toasted seeds.
However, it’s Saturdays and Sundays where brunch at Blanchflower really comes into its own with a whole host of extra weekend specials that are well worth getting out of your dressing gown for.
Saturdays are made for waffles (served with their own ice cream) or a slow-cooked ox cheek benedict – an unctuous meaty update on the traditional eggs benny which is also available for brunch purists (and also delicious.)
Even if you just pop in for coffee and a croissant (that take four days to produce, by the way), you’ll be glad you did. And you can be pretty sure you’ll be planning a return visit too.
With potato rosti like Blanchflower’s, no wonder they’ve been nominated for Best Newcomer in the Manchester Food and Drink Awards.