Manchester Press is a good place to grab a coffee and bagel. They serve good quality coffee and have an exciting bagel menu. The bagels are made fresh and the quality produce and clever food pairing is what makes these bagels stand out from the rest.
You can find this little gem off little Bourke St, down Rankins Lane.
It’s a really cool venue with an arty industrial feel. There’s stuff and things around the place, which give it a lot of character eg. there was a random gigantic bowling pin in the corner behind us.
They do an awesome coffee. I almost drank it all before I stopped to take a photo.
The BMAT is a similar idea to a BLT only one hundred times better. It’s bacon, mozzarella, avocado & tomato on a toasted bagel with apple & tomato chutney. It was one mother of a bagel impaled by a steak knife. The seeded bagel was layered with a thick slice of bacon, fresh tomato, chutney, half an avocado and melted mozzarella. It had a steak knife vertically stabbed through the middle which kept it all together. It looked impressive and the flavours lived up to my expectations. The apple & tomato chutney elevated the flavours, it was sweet, added a moistness and brought all the flavours together. I really enjoyed it.
The bagels are freshly made and are deliciously dense and quite filling too. Sometimes even just the classic plain white bagel with cream cheese is a winner.
Then there was the fruit & nut bagel with a mixed berry mascarpone. Oh my holy goodness. This was absolutely delicious. The combination of the spiced nutty bagel (which sort of reminded me of gingerbread) in combination with the creamy mascarpone with fresh berries was incredible. Through the mascarpone there were fresh blueberries, blackberries and raspberries, which added a sweet tartness and there was finely ground pistachios on top (like a pistachio crumb). The flavours and textures all together was like heaven on earth. I loved it so much. It was delicious.
Manchester Press is the perfect place to visit for a coffee and bagel. What sets it apart from other bagel places is the amazing coffee, the enticing menu and the awesome atmosphere. The flavour pairings are stand out and take their bagels to another level. Great coffee, fresh bagels and friendly service.
I heart Manchester Press!
Address: 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne (off Lt. Bourke st)
Phone: 03 9600 4054
Trading Hours: Mon-Fri: 7am-5pm, Sat-Sun: 9am-5pm