Manchester Press is one of those small hipster cafes located in a small laneway in Melbourne. Being a Sydney-sider and not familiar with the streets of Melbourne at all, I was glad to be taken around by a Melbournian to this place.
Even on a weekday, the cafe was relatively packed and our group of four only just managed to grab an end of a larger table. The specialty here appears to be bagels with a variety of open and closed, sweet and savoury bagels.
Chorizo open bagel - $15 the bagel is sliced in half and topped with grilled chorizo, capsicum, corn, goats cheese and salsa verde. The bagel is fresh and dense, going well with the heavy toppings without it crumbling or soaking through. The flavours are strong and so there is also a pickle on the side which provides a bit of acidity to cut through some of that.
There's also a side of salted pretzels in most of the bagel dishes which was a bit random but we managed to finish all of them whilst we were there.
Machester Press, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne Reviewed by kogepanman on 9:01 AM Rating: