10 OF THE FINEST PLACES FOR COFFEE IN BIRMINGHAM
- Coffee is not any longer something of an afterthought at the conclusion of a meal – it is an art that verges on an obsession.
- It’s always a good time for a coffee, whether you’re hiding from bad weather and watching the planet go by, or sitting out at a pavement cafe into the sunshine.
- Below are a few of the greatest to test all year round in Birmingham.
Yorks Espresso Bar
This trendy and unique space in Birmingham’s business district is a coffee lover’s paradise. The staff here are welcoming and knowledgeable. There are stools in the window for people watching, or a mezzanine level upstairs to get more of a soothing lounge. They even have cold coffee on tap via a beer style keg – ideal for all rare blisteringly hot summer days.
Quarter Horse Coffee
This independent coffee shop in Birmingham’s Southside roasts their own beans in-house and guarantees the freshest coffee around. Savour the aroma of freshly ground coffeee whilst you sip away, and indulge in several of their delicious cakes. Even better – for the Quarter Horse hit in the home you can easily by their beans to take away too. You won’t even need to get from the pyjamas.
Boo Boo Coffee
Boo Boo Coffee just outside of the city centre in Harborne is the perfect little coffee shop – perfect to blow a few hours reading a novel or tapping away on your own laptop. As well as top notch coffee, they are doing a light lunch menu and baked treats and even have a tiny deli area so that you can browse and pick up some great produce to get hold of.
In leafy St Paul’s Square in the heart of Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter is when there are the appropriately named and truly heavenly Saint Kitchen. Along with a significant flat white and also to die for hot chocolates, they do brunch, soups and sandwiches worthy of sampling all by themselves.
Home Is Where
Home Is Where in fact is a property from home. This laid back cafe and deli has funky tunes in the background while the heady aroma of bread baking and coffee roasting lingers floating around. Their decor of miss matched tables and chairs and shabby chic all subscribe to the relaxed vibe.
Faculty is tucked away in Piccadilly arcade and is one of the head to independent coffee shops in the city. It’s small and intimate but you’re guaranteed a good cup of lovingly-prepared coffee. And also as if that is not enough, more recently they usually have opened up their own bakery – Sixteen Bakery right across the street.
Originally found in the suburb of Moseley back in 2004, Java Lounge has more recently opened up a second and much-anticipated site within the city centre. The location couldn’t be much better compared to the grade one listed building in the commercial district along with a stylish interior this can be an excellent spot to linger in your lunch time break.
Under Pressure Espresso
If you’re willing to venture a little beyond your city centre, this independent when you look at the suburb of Sutton Coldfield will really hit the spot. Under Pressure Espresso source their coffee from a few of the most amazing farms and co-ops all around the world and it’s roasted to perfection.
Cafe Opus at IKON
Situated in bustling Brindley Place this smart cafe next to the Ikon Gallery is a cool, sophisticated destination to grab a coffee. With seating opening out onto the square it’s just perfect in the summertime time, and when you’re into the mood for many culture read the exhibitions into the Ikon before you leave.
Jake’s Coffee Box
Finally, if you’re in search of something just a little bit different – pop along to Jake’s Coffee Box. In 2015 Jake started serving fresh coffee from a converted iconic red phone box. Coffee on the run has never been any more cool, convenient or unique.
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