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

Hotel Chocolat opens Birmingham cafe bar 


Cafes, Events

Hotel Chocolat fans – I have something for you! Have you heard a new cafe bar has opened in the city centre promising plenty of the sweet stuff as well as cocoa infused booze? Yes, really.  The drinks Hotel Chocolat has opened a luxury chocolate bar on New Street with an in-house cafe serving up […]

November 29, 2017

Meat free Monday options in Birmingham


Cafes, Ramblings, restaurants

If you’re interested in trying ‘Meat Free Mondays’ in Birmingham I have some great ideas for you. Let’s get one thing straight from the get go: it’s absolutely no secret that I have a deep love affair with burgers and bacon. Meat is something I would not forgo indefinitely without a fight, but sometimes it’s […]

November 27, 2017

Chilled tapas and great wine @ Pinchos


Bars & Pubs, Cafes, Review

Pinchos tapas bar opens in Birmingham, and it’s a love letter to Spain. The winding streets of Barcelona are a joy for food lovers, with rustic cafes and bars offering Spanish snacks nestled in every nook and cranny. I truly love that city, having been many times both as a solo traveller and with friends. […]

November 14, 2017

Press for Champagne @ Edwardian Tea Rooms


Cafes, Events

“Hey Laura, would you like to come to Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery and quaff champagne?” ERRRRM YES PLEASE. This week I was delighted to attend an event at the beautiful Edwardian Tea Rooms, nestled at the back of BMAG. Promising an evening of fizz and fun, the gathering offered guests the opportunity to find […]

November 3, 2017

Kanteen opens in the Custard Factory


Cafes, Ramblings

Attention lovers of brunch: there is a new cafe in Digbeth offering healthy but delicious food! Set in the Custard Factory, Kanteen is a new start up and it’s bloody brilliant. It launched officially yesterday (22nd Sept) and I popped along on the opening day to check out what was on offer. And I’ll say […]

September 23, 2017

Healthy lunch @ Coffee Tales Jewellery Quarter


Cafes, Review

I’ve loved the Jewellery Quarter since my days in marketing when I first left university and moved to this wonderful city. There’s quite a vibrant food and drink scene now compared to when I worked in The Big Peg many moons ago, and I’ve recently decided to make more effort to venture over this side […]

August 18, 2017