Afternoon tea @ Malmaison, Mailbox


Hotels, restaurants, Review

I first tried the afternoon tea available at Malmaison at a social media meet up back in March. I liked it so much I booked a return visit for a friend’s birthday, adding the fizz option to make it a bit more special for her. I’ve talked at length before about how much I enjoy […]

April 20, 2018

Brunch and lunch @ Wayland’s Yard, Bull Street


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

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

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

And with this pork pie, I thee wed


Ramblings

I’ve never been one for tradition, and my future wedding is far from the country retreat fresh out of the pages of a bridal magazine that most seem to choose. It’s not that I don’t appreciate the niceties of a ‘traditional’ wedding (I’ve been to many gorgeous churches, barns, stately homes and marquees and had […]

March 27, 2017

Sweet treats @ Centenary Lounge


Cafes, Ramblings, Review

I pass through Birmingham Moor Street station at least 3 times a week, and have always been a fan of Centenary Lounge; the tiny cafe that takes pride of place in the main waiting area of the station. Offering a quiet slice of vintage respite in the always busy station, the Art Deco inspired cafe […]

March 20, 2017

Coffee and a blast from the past @ Yumm Cafe


Ramblings, Review

Before I worked from home, I worked in a city centre office. Well, I say city centre, I mean Digbeth, and like many creative folk who work in this part of the city centre, my office is situated within the custard factory hub. I always really enjoyed working in this creative space, despite the fact […]

February 14, 2017