A quick post for you today about Yorks at Ikon – a place I’ve been frequenting a fair bit lately.
Set on the same site as the Ikon Gallery, this former school building is ideal if you’re looking for brunch or lunch in a unique space. The exposed brick walls of the cafe are littered with local artwork, and there’s a large terrace if you fancy sitting outside now the weather is getting warmer.
I often take my laptop to work in this space with a latte (the WiFi is excellent) but being the glutton I am this usually involves something to eat. There’s two menus, one for brunch and another for lunch and beyond, and while it’s not the cheapest spot the quality is pretty good and there’s usually some specials available.
Below you’ll find some of my favourite menu items available at Yorks Cafe at Ikon.
Flavoured with Arabic spices, this hearty skillet of baked eggs is one of my favourites. Two eggs are cooked within a chunky sauce of tomatoes and peppers that’s got a decent kick of heat without being overwhelming. It’s served with a flatbread so you can scoop up the leftovers and mop up the last of the spicy sauce.
Lebanese chicken rice bowl (£7)
As well as flatbreads topped with this tasty shawarma-like chicken there’s rice bowls too. Brown rice is topped with plenty of the thigh meat, spiced with the likes of cinnamon, turmeric, and ginger. The slaw it comes with is better just described as red cabbage, but collectively it all works and makes a healthy light lunch.
Falafel Flatbread (£7.50)
There’s three flatbreads on the menu – I like the one with homemade falafel. The bread itself is super light and a little bit crisp, with big balls of fried chickpeas and harissa drizzle. Ideal for a spring lunch.
Don’t forget, if you like cake and sweet treats there’s some lovely baked goods to eat in or take away. The mojito cake is downright gorgeous.
Food is served until 5pm, including weekends. It’s worth noting the menu at the flagship branch of Yorks, located on Stephenson Street, is slightly different. I’ve written about that venue (many moons ago) before if you’re interested to see more – click here.
Yorks Cafe at Ikon, Ikon Gallery, 1 Oozells Square, Brindleyplace, Birmingham, B1 2HS
Disclosure: I’ve always paid in full at both this York’s (and the one on Stephenson Street for that matter) and all words, pics etc are mine.