Moose Coffee is one of my favourite brunch places in Manchester. It’s nestled prominently in the corner of Fountain Street and York Street, perfect for a quick brunch while out shopping in the city centre or for a hangover cure after a night out, which is what brought me to Moose Coffee last Saturday.
Moose Coffee is a Liverpool based cafe that has been serving authentic American Canadian breakfast to Liverpudlians since 2006. It’s growing popularity has seen it open branches in Manchester and Cheadle Hulme. I am definitely not complaining. Neither were Emma, Dan and Seb on Saturday as we binged on the massive portions which slowly brought us back to life after a very messy Friday night.
The entrance to Moose Coffee is very American – its big and you can’t miss it as you walk down York Street. This coffee shop wouldn’t be out of place in on of the busy streets of New York. Moose Coffee is quite popular and we had to wait for 15 minutes before we got a table inside. We didn’t mind as it was nice sunny day and we sat outside soaking up some of the sun. This would be perfect for a lazy afternoon brunch in the summer.
Was it worth the wait? Well read on and find out. 🙂
The interiors are inspired by the moose ofcourse – this is quite obvious with the moose antler chandeliers and moose paintings scattered around the cafe. It is a tiny space with hardly 15 tables but thats exactly what makes Moose Coffee so very American/Canadian. It’s definitely got more character than your Starbucks down the road! Moose Astronaut anyone?
The menu is quite extensive with over two pages dedicated to breakfast alone. I really struggle ordering with just 3 options on a menu and 30+ options was a bit too much for my hungover brain to handle. It does make sense thought as Moose Coffee is a breakfast and brunch place and is only open during the day.
We started off with a round of Moose shakes which is made with fresh milk, diary ice cream and your choice of indulgence. Options include Cookie Dough, Dime Bar and my personal favourite Chocolate and Peanut Butter! And at £3, its definitely worth every slurp.
I went for the Coney Island which at £9 is one of the most expensive breakfast options on the menu. It was definitely what the doctor ordered. Coney Island consists of s beef dog served in a fresh bread roll covered in melted cheddar and BBQ pulled pork drizzled with diced jalopenos and Cajun ketchup. This is all served with a rather large side of potato hash as well.
American? Yes. Filling? Yes. Delicious? Yes. Enough said.
I had some serious food envy when Dan’s breakfast was served. The New Orleans Moose ( £7.50), a classic twist on the Eggs Benedict is served with two poached eggs sitting on slow cooked pulled pork covered in ‘homemade’ hollandaise all served on a toasted New York style bagel. The poached eggs were perfectly done with a runny centre and the hollandaise sauce was just right.
Seb went for the ‘Manolita’ which is aptly named to pay homage to the TV series The High Chaparal. See the recurring American theme here? The Manolita consists of two warm tortillas covered with homemade refried beans, two free range Moose style over easy eggs, salsa, grated cheddar cheese and fresh sour cream.
Yes this still classifies as breakfast at Moose Coffee before you ask. Be warned though, it s massive portion and Seb definitely couldn’t finish it. And at £7, it’s definitely a bargain!
As you can tell, all the massive portions of amazing food at Moose Coffee did leave slightly more ready to face the outside world.
At just over £10 per person for all that amazing food we left with a smile on our faces. I love Moose Coffee, its good comfort food done really well. The service is efficient and the staff are really friendly. The coffee isn’t too bad either but go for the food, it definitely why makes this place special.
I spotted the Red Velvet Cake as I was leaving and was tempted to sit back down for a slice. I now have as reason to go back to Moose Coffee soon.
Have you been to Moose Coffee? Leave a comment and let me know what you think.