• Evelyn's Cafe & Bar

Evelyn's Cafe & Bar

G18, Smithfield Building

Tib Street


M4 1NB

0161 834 3303


Byron Moses was shortlisted for Chef of the Year at the 2016 Manchester Food and Drink Festival thanks to the most interesting all-day menu in town if the former Superstore. In this quirky little Northern Quarter space big bold flavours rule, global influences paire with the searing heat of the Inka charcoal oven. Breakfast offers intriguing sounding dishes such as coconut chia pot with mango and pineapple; or shakshuka and baked eggs with harissa alongside pancakes with blueberries and the like.

Later look out for the chilli-fuelled crumble of harissa ricotta accompanying heirloom tomatoes and basil (£6.50) and the tangy pan-Asian cluster of calamari, papaya, lotus root with a sweet/salty/sour nuoc cham dip (£8)and the sweet, almost fruity curry heat of the masala sea bream and richly sauced chickpeas and apple (£15).

It excels on Sundays too with its roasts menu. Pick from mustard-rubbed beef sirloin (£16), leg of lamb, rosemary, garlic, anchovies, pine nuts and gravy (£15), free range chicken, chilli, garlic and gravy or fennel baked salmon fillet with hollandaise (both £13.50).