After moving to Manchester and starting the stressful student life, I slowly slipped into the love for coffee. Not only to get me through the sleepless nights, but I’ve grown to really love the taste of them! Especially since I work as a barista outside of university.

The vibes

The first time I went to Ezra&Gil I immediately fell in love with the vibe of the place. The atmosphere is very welcoming and the wooden furniture fits in perfectly with the Northern Quarter feeling. The decorations on the tables and on the walls are simply perfect. I want my own flat to look like this! Another little extra that I loved is that dogs are allowed in the cafe. There’s some free dog treats and water bowls. Besides it being dog-friendly, it’s also laptop friendly. There’s enough plugs in the cafe and with the amazing range of food they serve, you can easily spend hours there.

The menu

Ezra & Gil have a pretty wide variety of dishes and drinks. It’s a brunch-like menu with both sweet and savory options. I haven’t tried all the dishes out myself, but I’ve seen some amazing looking meals pass me while I was enjoying my own. There’s lots of vegetarian/vegan options too, which I think is great! There’s something for everyone to enjoy.

The coffee

There’s nothing bad to say about their coffees either. Ezra&Gil have good variety of coffees, including soy/almond milk option. My favourite is their almond milk cappuccino. If you’re not a coffee person, there’s also a wide variety of loose leaf teas available.

Ezra&Gil is pretty far up my list of favourite places in Manchester to grab a cup of coffee and either read or get on with some work. The staff is incredibly friendly and I always leave in a happy mood. I’d definitely recommend visiting this beautiful cafe if you’re in Manchester.

Ever want to check out this beautiful cafe?
20 Hilton St, Manchester M1 1FR
Open 7:30AM-8PM on weekdays
8AM-8PM on weekends