The Best Brunch Spots in Birmingham, England

With more canals than Venice, Birmingham ensures breakfast cab always be served by the water
With more canals than Venice, Birmingham ensures breakfast cab always be served by the water | © Images of Birmingham Premium / Alamy Stock Photo
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8 November 2016
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As one of the biggest cities in the UK, Birmingham has a lively culinary culture with a wide range of vibrant restaurants and cafes. Read our guide to find the perfect spot for both a quick breakfast during the week and an extended, lazy weekend brunch.

York's Bakery Café

Bakery, Cafe, Coffee Shop, Contemporary, $$$
Yorks Bakery Cafe in Stephenson Street in the centre of Birmingham
Yorks Bakery Cafe in Stephenson Street in the centre of Birmingham | © Nick Maslen / Alamy Stock Photo

York’s Bakery is a fantastic cafe, on Birmingham’s Newhall Street, with an outstanding breakfast and brunch menu that reflects the team’s dedication to craft as well as high-quality and sustainable ingredients. The highly-rated menu successfully combines creative new dishes, such as the outstanding Arabian buttered eggs or avocado and feta smash on sourdough; with breakfast classics, like the eggs benedict and the sausage sandwich that comes with award-winning Saxon sausages. York’s Bakery also offers a great selection of homemade cakes and fresh bread.

The Urban Coffee Company

Cafe, British, Contemporary, $$$
Urban Coffee Company, Birmingham, England
Urban Coffee Company, Birmingham | © Images of Birmingham Premium / Alamy Stock Photo
The Urban Coffee Company is all about creating a unique coffee experience with its fantastic selection of coffee sourced from international locations. Besides its usual coffee specialties, the Urban Coffee team also introduces a new outstanding coffee from remote locations all around the world every month. For example, Gaikundo from Kenya, an exceptional coffee blend with a warm and spicy aroma can be tasted here. The cafe also stands out, as it regularly features special events, such as live music or speed dating.

Leverton & Halls

Cafe, Deli, British, Vegetarian, $$$
Leverton & Halls is an independent deli, cafe and shop that is dedicated to locally sourced ingredients and organic produce. This dedication to sustainability comes from a personal belief and is reflected in Leverton & Hall’s outstanding menu. The breakfast and brunch menu offers everything, from a Spanish potato omelette and an elaborate vegetarian breakfast to a great variety of hot and cold sandwiches that come in all shapes and sizes. The attached deli is a great place to buy seasonal fruit and vegetables, as you can be sure they come straight from local farmers and small businesses.

The Kitchen Garden

Cafe, Deli, British, Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Coffee, Tea , $$$
Kitchen Garden cafe and garden shop in York Road in Kings Heath, Birmingham which has become closed to traffic and cars
Kitchen Garden cafe | © Nick Maslen / Alamy Stock Photo

The Kitchen Garden is relaxed cafe, deli, grocery shop and organic garden shop all in one. The cafe combines a great artsy interior with a laid-back garden area, topped with a fantastic breakfast menu that is served until midday every day. The Kitchen Garden’s menu exclusively uses seasonal, local and fair trade products that are all freshly prepared on the premises. The two most outstanding dishes are the Kitchen Garden’s famous hash potatoes with onions and kedgeree, an inventive variation of the classic Victorian breakfast dish.

Maison Mayci

Cafe, Bakery, French, $$$

Maison Mayci serves high-quality French patisserie and pastries combined with a rustic lunch menu that includes daily specials. The two French owners, David and Remi Faveau are dedicated to authentic French cuisine that is freshly prepared everyday with products of the best quality. Maison Mayci’s breakfast menu includes French classics, such as oeufs à la coque (boiled eggs), as well as a traditional English breakfast that comes with fantastic freshly baked bread. On the brunch side, Maison Mayci serves varied quiches and soups that change on a daily basis.

Hylton Café

Cafe, British, Vegetarian
Hylton Café is a charming little cafe in Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter that serves excellent breakfast. Hylton Café is very popular with locals, thanks to its great choice of breakfast dishes, high-quality ingredients and outstanding service, where everything is served with a smile. The cafe menu is varied, ranging from a classic full English breakfast, and sausage and onion sandwich, to sweet delights. Hylton Café is the perfect spot for shopping as brunch lovers can spend an afternoon shopping in the Jewellery Quarter afterwards.

Boston Tea Party

Cafe, Restaurant, British, Coffee, $$$

Boston Tea Party is an independent, family-owned small cafe chain that specializes in ethically sourced ingredients, turned into well-prepared and affordable dishes. Boston Tea Party is located in a beautiful old building right in the heart of Birmingham, where every dish is made on-site from scratch. The elaborate breakfast menu includes everything from West Country breakfast and egg variations to inventive brunch options. One example is the Boss, which is Hog’s pudding that comes with bacon, sausage, roasted potatoes, scrambled egg and baked beans, as well as a chorizo hash variation.

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