Trove Levenshulme has been going strong since 2011. The main draw is its fantastic bread, which forms the basis for its breakfast menu.
Alongside the usual benedicts and belly busters, you can find some less familiar fare, such as a Korean rice bowl with kimchi, tofu and kale, or a North African inspired plate with Merguez sausage, pickled turnip, labneh (yoghurt cheese) and zhoug – a hot chilli sauce.
The Levenshulme cafe has always centred around one large table to encourage making friends with others in the community over brunch or breakfast. A list of daily specials is inscribed on a roll of brown paper with a dish, salad, soup and jam of the day to be enjoyed with a glass of wine or local beer if you like.
Their bakery counter groans with characterful homemade sourdough, sweet and savoury pastries, tarts and cakes, to eat in or take away. There are other lovely things you can take home too, like their famous jams and preserves, granola, bags, and locally made crafty goodies.