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

Smoking Bagels launches new Birmingham store 


Cafes, Events

Smoking Bagels has opened a permanent Birmingham store, and celebrated the launch with an all day event at the end of July. Starting life as a mobile food van, Smoking Bagels has been growing and evolving in recent months, resulting in the opening of a full time shop. Most recently you might have spotted the […]

July 30, 2017

Boston Tea Party opens a new cafe in Edgbaston 


Cafes, Events, Review

A new cafe has opened in Edgbaston as part of the popular Boston Tea Party chain; the 20th UK opening for the group. If you’re unfamiliar with BTP, the chain is famed for hearty brunches and a relaxed, cool environment. You’ll always find people having laid back meetings or tapping away at laptops with a […]

July 20, 2017

French toast & happy vibes @ Home Is Where


Cafes, Hotels, Review

I found Home Is Where by accident when I was recently visiting Hotel Du Vin. After my massage last week I clocked Home Is Where cafe in all its white vintagy glory as I left, and decided to diary a visit to the cute looking eatery. I managed to find an hour spare recently so […]

June 10, 2017