I go to manchester so often that sometimes I don’t go any further than my mothers house and the Chinese restaurant that she loves to eat in. but now and again, I love to explore and if my friends are around they take me to new discoveries. its such a pleasure to see manchester become more inventive with independent shops and eateries. the norther quarter is far more interesting to walk around than the shopping streets of manchester and is a short walk from Picadilly train station.
Mackay market has just opened in that area and is housed in a splendid 1850’s listed building and is a wonderful new addition to manchester’s eateries – open from mid morning to late evening, it was pioneered but the same imaginative team that created Altrincham market. however they don’t do breakfast till 10am, but we got breakfast at Ezra & Gil, which was perfectly nice and offers the popular modern version of cornflakes – avocado on toast! describing itself as an “evolutionary concept in urban coffee, cafe culture and general provisions.” Ezra meaning ‘helper’ and Gil meaning ‘happiness’, Ezra & Gil’s ethos is all about creating a coffee experience with a relaxed mood and an array of smells, tastes, sights and sounds to feed the senses.
strange as I don’t think that I had tasted avocado before the age of 35 and now my kids see it as a normal everyday food as we did with an apple or orange. I.have a passion for teapots – beautiful everyday objects as well as being useful.