Trove Cafe in Levenshulme has been going strong since 2011 and its younger sibling in Ancoats followed in 2018. The main draw is their fantastic bread, which forms the basis for their breakfast menu. Alongside the usual benedicts and belly busters, you can find some less familiar fare like the 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.
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.