We love a hidden gem on this page, but more importantly we love a local business driven by community and helping others – including the planet.
Located in Jewellery Quarter, Hive Cafe is part of a community hub that offers organic, ethically sourced brunches and lunches at decent prices, all from a friendly space with The Hive.
The new menu includes delicious treats like these smoked cheddar and sweetcorn fritters served with salad (grown right here at the cafe) and pico de gallo. Great value at around £7.
Previously voted the UK’s most ‘ethical’ café, much of the fresh produce used in the dishes is grown by students from Ardent College next door on the roof garden (food waste is also turned into compost for it) and they operate a zero plastic policy.
The organic only café is within a gorgeous grade II listed building that also houses craft workshops, local exhibitions and event space. It’s a wonderful project and something we should be really proud of having in the heart of our city.
The lunch menu isn’t huge but it’s wholesome and well priced made by people who really do care what’s in the food they sell. They also make and sell all their own bread, pastries etc plus you can also enjoy breakfast or a coffee there, too.
To me, these are the types of local places we should be supporting and shouting about as we say goodbye to the pandemic. Sustainable, charitable and helping the next generation get the skills they need.
A proper Brum gem – best of luck to Dom and co. The next menu change should could late September so keep an eye out for some autumnal joy.
Take a look at the pictures of some of the exhibition spaces available of this ethical cafe. You can also hire space for private events.
Hive Cafe, The Hive, 43-47 Vittoria Street, Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham, B1 3PE
Disclosure: I’ve always paid in full here and all words and pictures are mine.