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

A healthy feast @ Cherry Reds


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a big fan of Cherry Reds on John Bright Street, it has to be said. Cherry Reds on John Bright Street is a gem in Birmingham city centre. Many moons ago, when I worked next to the Mailbox, I used the (then largely derelict) area as a short cut from New Street to the […]

June 8, 2017

Lovely lattes @ Java Lounge, Colmore Row


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Getting a caffeine fix at Java Lounge Heading towards Victoria Square recently I was reminded of Java Lounge; a popular cafe and always filled with fellow laptop zombies. Having a quick peek in through to window I noticed the place looked a little different so I decided to pop in and have a mooch – […]

June 7, 2017

Breakfast meetings and Urban Cafe revisited 


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Urban Cafe revisited It’s been a funny old week, with absolutely loads going on at work and a busy week socially but I managed to sneak in a visit to Urban Cafe. During the last seven days I’ve had various meetings and on many occasions haven’t had time to grab myself breakfast (woe is me) […]

June 3, 2017

Sunshine and salads @ Fazeley Social


Cafes, Review

Why I love Fazeley Social in Digbeth Located about 5 minutes walk from the Custard Factory and 10 minutes from Moor St Station, Fazeley Social is part of the Fazeley Studios creative hub. The small Floodgate Street entrance could be easy to miss but once inside the food smells hit you and you realise you’ve […]

May 24, 2017