Simple Italian dining @ Del Villaggio


restaurants, Review

Recently we took a trip to Del Villaggio on Broad Street. I’ve never been the biggest fan of Broad Street, and until my boyfriend and I became Unlimited members of Cineworld (at the Five Ways end of the street) a few years ago I’d not spent much time in that area of the city. In […]

September 26, 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

Photos from Colmore Row Food Festival


Events, Pop ups

This weekend saw the welcome return of Colmore Row Food Festival; celebrating and showcasing the best restaurants, bars, cafes and bistros this fab part of Brum has to offer. The two-day event – which annually takes over Victoria Square – took place over the 30th June and 1st July, and featured stalls from some of the most popular […]

July 3, 2017

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