Lebanese food @ Comptoir Libanais, Grand Central


Cafes, restaurants, Review

I heard rumblings of the Comptoir Libanais at Grand Central opening back in January; last month it finally opened its doors. Offering Middle Eastern style food, Comptoir Libanais at Grand Central specialises in Lebanese dishes, and has a small number of venues scattered across the country. Having a long-term love affair with pretty much everything […]

April 7, 2018

Brunch and lunch @ Wayland’s Yard


Cafes, Review

It’s gained quite a reputation in Worcester, so it makes me happy that the second Wayland’s Yard to open up is in sunny Birmingham. Promising ‘proper coffee and proper food’, Wayland’s Yard can be found on Bull Street, just off Colmore Row. Its focus is brunch and lunch making it a daytime destination, ideal for […]

March 10, 2018

Becoming a barista @ 200 Degrees


Cafes, Review

I spent last weekend locked in the basement of 200 Degrees with a group of women and a man called Alex. That sounds more ominous than it was really. I was actually taking part in a barista training class offered at 200 Degrees, rather than being held in some kind of Fred West style lock […]

March 6, 2018

Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party, Edgbaston


Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Coffee and crepes @ Madeleine, The Cube


Cafes, Review

Last week, after a fairly eventful online transaction with Jessops, I finally got my hands on my new camera. On the advice of some friends I bought a Sony A5000 with the view that I could finally take some decent photos, most notably of edible things. Having set up my new piece of tech I […]

January 22, 2018

Vegan fast food @ Fressh


Cafes, Review

A new vegan cafe, Fressh, has popped up next to Tilt and it serves really good fast food. Nope, I didn’t think I’d be saying that anytime soon either, but here we are. Fressh offers plant-based food in the heart of the city centre, and joins the growing list of vegan-friendly venues (such as Natural Healthy […]

December 21, 2017

Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods


Cafes, restaurants, Review

Have you tried the brunch menu at Natural Healthy Foods yet? Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I’ve got some favourite spots strewn across our […]

December 17, 2017