Review

Brunching with friends @ Saint Kitchen

One of the things I like about working from home is that I can take my laptop and work remotely. I often meet up with fellow food blogger (and content writer) Fay to swap ideas and co-work, and last week we managed to drag along George too. Meeting at Saint Kitchen in St Paul’s Square one frosty Friday, we grabbed a quick lunch and put the world to rights; we do the latter a lot so it may as well involve smashed avocado.

Nestled in the very heart of St Paul’s Square, Saint Kitchen is a casual breakfast, brunch and lunch spot serving up rustic-looking sweet and savoury bites in a relaxed atmosphere. The menu is largely brunch based although there are daily lunch specials, and they’re part of the Independent Birmingham family so you can get a cheeky discount if you’re an IB card holder.

Waiting for the girls to arrive I enjoyed a very nice and – for once – decent sized Cappuccino (£2.90). I don’t know why so many places insist on giving you a thimble of coffee now but I was glad to see a big foamy goblet arrive. The Loose Leaf Mint Tea (£2.25) I had later on was also lovely.

The Huevos Ranchos (£8.50) arrived looking like some sort of sexy pimped up toast goddess. A thick slice of toasted Hockley Sour supported a mound of just spicy enough beef brisket chilli, two perfectly fried eggs and some mashed avocado.

The bread was thankfully crisped to leave it sturdy enough to take the full clout of the tender brisket mix, and had the beautifully distinctive sourdough flavour to make this dish a hearty and tasty mishmash of tastes. And it comes with melted cheese – so you know it’s going to be bloody brilliant.

George had the same as me while Fay (a vegetarian; loves this place because of the great veggie options available) opted for Veggie Breakfast (£9) that was a packed platter of smashed avo toast, baked beans, halloumi, roasted potatoes and tomatoes and baked mushrooms.

I like Saint Kitchen. If you can grab a seat in the window you have a lovely view of St Paul’s and the food was tasty and well executed.

Saint Kitchen, 61 Saint Paul’s Square, Birmingham, B3 1QS

*Disclosure: I paid in full and didn’t tell anyone I was a food blogger. All opinions, photos and thankfulness for good friends are mine*

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