Brunch and lunch @ Wayland’s Yard

Cafes, Review

It’s gained quite a reputation in Worcester, so it makes me happy that the second Wayland’s Yard to open up is in sunny Birmingham. Promising ‘proper coffee and proper food’, Wayland’s Yard can be found on Bull Street, just off Colmore Row. Its focus is brunch and lunch making it a daytime destination, ideal for […]

March 10, 2018

Becoming a barista @ 200 Degrees

Cafes, Review

I spent last weekend locked in the basement of 200 Degrees with a group of women and a man called Alex. That sounds more ominous than it was really. I was actually taking part in a barista training class offered at 200 Degrees, rather than being held in some kind of Fred West style lock […]

March 6, 2018

Relaxed lunches @ Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston

Cafes, Review

I first visited Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston back in July, on a not-very-warm-at-all summer’s day. I was impressed by the high ceilings and changing aesthetics as you moved from room to room; the food wasn’t bad either. Fast forward 7 months and I found myself back at Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston (on the whispers of some […]

February 17, 2018

Coffee and crepes @ Madeleine

Cafes, Review

Last week, after a fairly eventful online transaction with Jessops, I finally got my hands on my new camera. On the advice of some friends I bought a Sony A5000 with the view that I could finally take some decent photos, most notably of edible things. Having set up my new piece of tech I […]

January 22, 2018

Vegan fast food @ Fressh

Cafes, Review

A new vegan cafe, Fressh, has popped up next to Tilt and it serves really good fast food. Nope, I didn’t think I’d be saying that anytime soon either, but here we are. Fressh offers plant-based food in the heart of the city centre, and joins the growing list of vegan-friendly venues (such as Natural Healthy […]

December 21, 2017

Weekend brunch at @ Natural Healthy Foods

Cafes, restaurants, Review

Have you tried the brunch menu at Natural Healthy Foods yet? Brunch is my third favourite word, after cheese and sleep. I like that it usually involves stupidly large portions and combines various ingredients that people would otherwise frown upon you eating before noon. Like most people I’ve got some favourite spots strewn across our […]

December 17, 2017

Brunching with friends @ Saint Kitchen

Cafes, Review

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 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, […]

December 7, 2017

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