Trove is an independent, husband/wife-run bakery and cafe in Levenshulme, situated opposite the antiques village on Stockport Road.
The decor is one of white walls and light-wooden surfaces and there’s a large table that encourages social seating.
Will wasn’t in when I first visited Trove, so I phoned him and he told me to go see Shaun or James at Heart & Graft roastery – or, if that was closed – Nico, at Lupo Caffè.
Some weeks later, I returned to Trove meet Will in person and he wrote out on my picture frame the instructions he’d previously given me over the phone. He then provided the assemblage with a small wooden chutney spoon and a plastic label that advertises the “millionaires shortbread” that Will recommends.
Before I left, I tried Trove’s eggs Benedict.
Here’s a photograph of it, with caper studded sauce, properly runny eggs, thickly-cut bacon and slices of toasted sourdough bread, freshly baked in-store.