Wayland’s Yard revisited (a lot)


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Way back in March I attended a blogger event to mark the launch of Wayland’s Yard on Bull Street. It’s been six month since the second Wayland’s Yard opened up (the flagship branch is in Worcester) in the heart of the business district and it’s managed to wangle its way firmly into my heart. I […]

September 10, 2018

Sunday brunch @ Ju Ju’s Cafe, Canal Square


Cafes, Review

I love a hidden gem and Ju Ju’s Cafe, found just behind Brindleyplace, is most certainly that. It’s also 15 seconds walk from my apartment – bonus. A quirky mix of chintzy lampshades and a pearl adorned unicorn called Charlie ensure you’ll remember your visit to the cafe; the lavish brunches and canal side views […]

September 5, 2018

Coffee and breakfast @ Quarter Horse Coffee, Southside


Cafes, Review

I’d been meaning to revisit Quarter Horse Coffee for a while, having repeatedly come across its roasts at various cafes across Brum, including Kanteen. The cafe itself, located on Bristol Street, is a light and airy space with wooden furniture and white washed walls. Decoration is kept to a minimum but the place feels inviting […]

May 6, 2018

Tapas style dining @ Scott’s of Harborne, Harborne


Cafes, Review

While Scott’s of Harborne has been making a name for itself as a brunch hotspot, it’s the tapas and small plates that have been on my radar. Last month, on a soul-lifting sunny afternoon, I visited Scott’s of Harborne with some friends in search of a casual bite to eat. A beautiful little cafe on […]

May 1, 2018

Cafe 1368 opens next door to The Old Crown, Digbeth


Cafes, Ramblings

This week Cafe 1368 officially opened in Digbeth, as a revamped version of the cafe that was previously sat next door to The Old Crown. Offering up breakfast, brunch, lunch and all the other meals that occur before mid afternoon, this new incarnation of the cafe space is a lovely new addition to the Digbeth […]

April 27, 2018

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, Bull Street


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, Colmore Row


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