The Times has listed the places chefs like to eat brunch and two Manchester cafes have been recommended.

Adam Reid, chef-patron of Adam Reid at The French in Manchester recommends Pollen, describing it as his “favourite brunch and breakfast place in Manchester”.

He added: “It is unashamedly focused on the quality of its product and delivers it in a very calm and confident way.

“The breakfast buns, made with their own potato brioche buns, are delicious.

“Washed down with great quality coffee, it’s the perfect place to watch the wet Manchester world go by.

“I go to the Kampus site for midweek work meets and the Ancoats branch for a Sunday morning with the kids. Lovely.”

Pollen Bakery has a rating of 4/5 on Tripadvisor from 45 reviews.

One visitor said: “Visit upon visit never disappointed. High quality food and coffee every time. I would highly recommend for brunch or beautiful patisserie. Very busy so expect a wait if you’re wanting to sit in at peak times.”

Another customer said: “Fantastic food and coffee! Love the sourdough bread and pastries. This our favourite cafe in Manchester, always vibing!”

Meriel Armitage, the founder of Club Mexicana in London, loves to visit Trove in Ancoats, Manchester.

She said: “When visiting Manchester I always enjoy a trip to Trove in Ancoats.”

Meriel added: “They serve great coffee and beautiful Scandi-inspired dishes.

“They bake their own bread and pastries and the full vegan on their brunch menu, which includes smoked aubergine, panisse, cannellini beans, mushrooms, cavolo nero and tahini, is much more interesting than most places.”

You can see the full list of chef recommendations via The Times website.

Trove Foods has impressed its visitors, earning a 4.6 rating on Google Reviews.

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One reviewer said: “Blown away by the excellent Scandinavian-inspired food and coffee. I had the French Toast and it was arguably the best French Toast I’ve ever had. The staff were very warm and attentive throughout and the cafe is beautifully organised - a great place to read or relax with coffee. Couldn’t recommend enough!”

Another wrote: “What a fabulous place for breakfast. I first went by myself and had the peanut butter on bagel which was out of this world. I then went back with my husband and I had the porridge which was just beyond anything I’ve ever eaten. Then my husband had the sausage and bacon sandwich which I had a cheeky taste of.

“They source locally which you can tell in the quality. The food is a clear 10/10 the atmosphere is relaxed and warm and then the staff are so lovely it’s just tops the whole thing off. A must try for sure.”