Summer menu tasting @ Marmalade The Rep


Events, restaurants, Review

Marmalade The Rep I like The REP for its on sight restaurant/bar, Marmalade The Rep which I’ve use for client meetings and also visited several times with friends for pre-theatre cocktails, so I was delighted to be invited to try the new menu. Meeting on a Monday evening in June, the blogger event was designed […]

June 19, 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

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

Brunching @ Urban Cafe, Church Street


Cafes, Review

Urban Cafe is my new favourite place. On Sunday I made the decision to get myself back to the gym after several weeks of boozing, eating junk food and generally being a bit of a scamp, and this also involved a trip to Urban Cafe. After a cardio session (and an hour in the spa) […]

May 16, 2017

Sign of the times: 200 Degrees


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

As some of my fellow bloggers who have listened to my woes will know, I work from home, and in order to avoid going cuckoo (more so anyway) I often take myself out to work remotely. I find getting out of the house is good for my soul, not least because it means I have […]

May 9, 2017

Coffee quaffing: Second Cup


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Hands up who likes coffee…? Hands up who likes coffee that doesn’t taste like watered down brown sludge…? ME TOO! Despite living in the UK’s second city, I have been guilty of neglecting the smaller cafes Brum has to offer from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, I would always pick a small or […]

May 1, 2017

Breakfast of champions @ Boston Tea Party


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I’m a fan of Boston Tea Party Just thinking about Boston Tea Party breakfast makes me want to tap the heart emoji until my finger falls off. As well as creating over the top photo opps with bowls of zoats at home, I also enjoy letting someone else make a mess of the kitchen from time […]

April 27, 2017

Sweet treats @ Centenary Lounge


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I pass through Birmingham Moor Street station at least 3 times a week, and have always been a fan of Centenary Lounge; the tiny cafe that takes pride of place in the main waiting area of the station. Offering a quiet slice of vintage respite in the always busy station, the Art Deco inspired cafe […]

March 20, 2017

Coffee and a blast from the past @ Yumm Cafe


Ramblings, Review

Before I worked from home, I worked in a city centre office. Well, I say city centre, I mean Digbeth, and like many creative folk who work in this part of the city centre, my office is situated within the custard factory hub. I always really enjoyed working in this creative space, despite the fact […]

February 14, 2017

A grand brunch @ Yorks Cafe


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

Set just 100m from Birmingham New Street round the corner from Victoria Square, Yorks Cafe is somewhat of an institution with Brummies, in particular those city centre dwellers that know the unbridalled joy that a good brunch can provide. There are serveral Yorks in Birmingham city centre now (the most recent addition being in the […]

February 8, 2017