The Cafe Hop: Ezra & Gil

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I don’t have must spare time at the moment to really focus on my blog so I’ve decided that on my odd days off during the week I’m going to venture out into Manchester, find a new coffee shop with wifi and just write.

Being new to the city I thought it would make sense to write about some of the places I visit as well. Mainly to help other people find new places but also because it makes for some nice content as well.

This week I headed into Manchester’s famous Northern Quarter for the first time. Sadly I didn’t have hours to spare so I picked a coffee shop and went with it. This so happened to be Ezra and Gil which also so happens to have a lot of great recommendations from locals, so my expectations were high.

Ezra and Gil did not disappoint!

It was busy inside which is always a good sign. I found myself a quite little spot by the window. Set my stuff down and went to order.

As I joined the queue I noticed the cute little pop-up farm shop they had going on which is right up my street. You could buy everything from fruit, veg bread and even goose eggs! It added a community vibe to the cafe and made it a lot more unique.

I order myself the French Toast without berries (because I’m fussy) and a vanilla latte. The coffee took a couple of minutes to be made, but it was busy so that’s understandable. My food however was very quick and actually arrived at my table as I was walking over with my coffee.

Both the food and coffee were divine and I could have ordered more straight after. You definitely get your money’s worth and it was also presented nicely which you don’t always get in cafes.

I spent a good hour in Ezra and Gil writing some blog posts – the wifi was super fast and just made things that much sweeter. What was also great was that they offered complementary flavoured water to help wash down your lunch.

All in all I can see why this cute little cafe is always busy and gets so many raving reviews. It’s somewhere that you are comfortable to relax in but also gives you the space to bust out your laptop and do some work.

A big shout out to the staff who were friendly and welcoming. They really added a homey feel to the place.

Ezra and Gil will definitely be going on my list of go to places when I need an afternoon to myself or to just get away from the house and blog.

Let me know if you’ve ben to Ezra and Gil and what you think of it. Also if you have ant recommendations please leave them in the comments because my Manchester explorations have only just begun.

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  1. August 12, 2017 / 8:56 am

    I haven’t been to Ezra & Gil but I do like the northern quarter. Recently I went to solita for some food before the going to black dog ballroom for drink and shoot some pool. There are some great places in NQ, look forward to another post from you about my great city Manchester.

    • August 12, 2017 / 8:58 am

      I’ve been to Solita in Preston and the food was amazing!

      • August 12, 2017 / 9:00 am

        I was impressed with the Catalan burger, very nice. Washed down with a cold beer, even better. 🙂

  2. September 10, 2017 / 6:22 am

    This cafe sounds awesome and the food looks delish! Lately I’ve been going to some cafes solo as well and I always try and find a little quiet nook for me to sit in. Actually the last time I went I forgot my phone and didn’t have a book or anything with me so I just sort of ended up awkwardly looking around while I ate my food :p

    Julia // The Sunday Mode

    • September 10, 2017 / 9:23 am

      It’s such a good cafe for doing work because it’s quiet enough to concentrate but not too quiet you feel awkward tapping away on a laptop

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