Let’s do brunch

brunch tea & coffee - www.justemmi.comSince moving to Manchester I have had a craving for brunch and who can blame me with all the amazing cafes this city has to offer.

Brunch is definitely my new favourite time of day. It’s just perfect for so many reason.

If you haven’t gathered from my blog post about being a morning person – I am not for that 7am get up and go lifestyle. Instead I prefer a good steady 10:30am, crawl out of bed and onto the sofa lifestyle. Sure I might have missed the reasonable time to have breakfast, but that’s ok because instead I have brunch.

Brunch is full of the best food options from sweet and savoury treats, to fruits and vegetables, meat and fish. The options are endless! Personally I go for cream cheese and smoked salmon bagels or French toast and maple syrup. Brunch is a good way of making a normal meal feel that extra bit special. I mean come on, who doesn’t feel fancy AF when they say they are going for brunch!?

Unlike breakfast and lunch, brunch also encourages us to go out. Whether it be a little cafe or maybe a restaurant the serves afternoon tea. It’s far better than sitting on the sofa with a bowl of weatabix or having a sandwich at your desk.

As a blogger that works full-time during the week I find it really hard to fit everything in when I’m having a busy week, so going out for these brunches gives me that extra little push. It’s really motivated me to get out of the house, and with most of the cafes having free wifi I’ve been able to work on blog posts whilst waiting for my food. – Feeling very Hannah Gale-esque (If you watch her weekly vlogs you’ll know what I mean)

Brunch can sound so pretentious and I feel that it’s overrated for a lot of people. But really it’s bloody awesome and we should all have one day a week where we can just roll out of bed a bit later, order something a little less cereal-ly and find time to be creative!

The chances are if you live in a big city there will be somewhere that does a bottomless brunch/prosseco afternoon, which I’d highly recommend – unless you need to be productive, in that case forget the prosseco.

Let me know what your favourite brunch choice is and if you prefer it to normal breakfast and lunch. If you live in Manchester and want to see where I brunch then check out my Manchester life section.

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  1. August 27, 2017 / 1:11 am

    Breakfast is one of my favourite meals anyway but I do love pancakes or french toast for brunch! Yum 😍

      • August 27, 2017 / 11:37 am

        Try it with raspberries, cream and maple syrup. It’s amazing!

  2. September 11, 2017 / 8:35 am

    Breakfast food at any time of the day is fantastic and should be embraced! Manchester is an absolute dream for brunch too, so many places to choose from. Another Heart to Feed on Chapel Street is becoming a new favourite spot – check it out if you haven’t already!

    • September 11, 2017 / 11:47 am

      I haven’t been there yet! I’ll have to check it out

    • October 1, 2017 / 10:34 am

      It just makes the day feel more special

    • November 2, 2017 / 9:41 pm

      Brunch is such a better option haha

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