|Inside Manchester Press|
The coffee is seriously good. It’s from 8 oz and made using a La Marzocco machine. My latté ($3.50) was creamy and mellow with a bit of a caramel finish. I liked the coffee art as well even if I wasn’t sure of exactly what it was depicting.
|Down the laneway you find the place with coffee art|
While the menu offer bagels and little else, Manchester Press does bagels well. There’s a choice of filled or open. Of the open bagels my favourite is the topping of smashed avocado, creamy goats cheese and just enough chilli to give it a little heat. Rocket is sprinkled over the top for a fresh take on a bagel with lots of zing.
|Avocado and fetta bagel|
Of the toasted bagels on offer the one to go for is the BLT ($9). It’s a classic combination but it’s hard to go wrong with salty bacon, tomato and lettuce with a slick of mayonnaise.
So get on board the bagel bandwagon and head to Manchester Press. At least you don’t have to suffer from menu indecision.
Details: Manchester Press, 8 Rankins Lane, Melbourne 3000 (Ph 03 9600 4054) Mon-Fri 7am-5pm,
Sat 9am-5pm, Sun closed