Best brunches in Brum
Whether you're in the mood for healthy or hardcore, Birmingham will accommodate to your every need when it comes to brunches. Here's our top five choices...
Ju Ju’s Café
A casual canal-side restaurant offering a bit of everything – from all day breakfasts and brunches, to Sunday roasts and cocktails. Ju Ju’s café is known for its creative side, experimenting with unique, egg-based dishes. The café is located just a few minutes from the hustle and bustle of Convention Quarter and Broad Street, with substantial outdoor seating and a beautiful view of narrow boats sailing by - its guaranteed to make your brunch top notch. For us, it’s all about a Bloody Mary and Ju Ju’s hollandaise hash. A mix of sausage, bacon, onions and tomato, mixed with crushed hashed browns and topped with fried eggs - the ultimate brunch goal. If that sounds a bit too naughty, a lighter option would be the 'Eggs in Purgatory' – spinach on a toasted muffin with soft poached eggs and hot Mediterranean veggies.
The Cuban Embassy
The Cuban Embassy is an independent venue born out of a passion for Cuba, rum, live music and good food. An exotic bar to say the least, evoking the spirit of Havana and taking inspiration from the bars of La Habana. The Cuban Embassy serves its own great twist on brunch and offers a bottomless brunch on Sundays - take advantage of the deal and enjoy a mouth-watering breakfast (which could be customised with dishes from the main menu instead) complimented with unlimited prosecco or Cuba Libre cocktails for £25.
Gas Street Social
Gas Street Social is a restaurant and bar located canal side at The Mailbox in central Birmingham. The restaurant is all about sharing and socialising with large tables, intimate booth areas and a cosy ‘snug’ area. The communal seating arrangement definitely works with the social charm of the restaurant, alongside its sharing boards and tapas-style small plates. Brunch for five? No problem, Gas Street Social pride themselves on their bottomless boozy brunch which includes their renowned Social Breakfast (£39) a dish for up to five people to share.
Boston Tea Party
Boston Tea Party is a modern independent British café with a mission to serve good things in great spaces that nourish the body and warm the heart. Boston Tea Party is a popular café that’s part of a small, family-run chain which seems to be growing in popularity every day. Coffee, green tea, all-day breakfasts and alcohol are all on offer - whether you’re vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian, the café is celebrated for how they accommodate for all taste buds.
The Kitchen Garden Café
The Kitchen Garden Cafe is a peaceful retreat in the heart of King’s Heath. The café serves delicious home-cooked food, fair trade coffee and homemade cakes and pastries, catering for vegetarians, vegans and any other dietary requirements. The Kitchen Garden Café provides a beautiful, tranquil outdoor area with art on the walls and every shade of green you could think of. For the meaty-minded, the smoked dry cured bacon stands out and can be found in the full English or taken as part of a chunky breakfast sandwich. If energy is needed for the day, try the Kitchen Garden’s take on the classic Victorian breakfast staple, kedgeree. Expertly spiced and cooked in butter, flaky fish and rice, the dish is scandalously underrated and is well worth anyone’s attention.