As a country of coﬀee lovers, we all claim to know where to get the best coﬀee in our towns or cities, but what happens when you find yourself in an unfamiliar place and suddenly get a craving for a cup of the good stuﬀ? If you’re lucky enough to find yourself in the wonderful city of Birmingham, then getting a wonderful flat white is as easy as 1 2 3, with a vast choice of independents and chains making up the city, the choice really is yours.
I’ve put together a list of what I feel are the best places to hit up, whether you want a quiet coﬀee or a quick game scrabble over a cup of Joe, we’ve got you.
One of the best places for a coﬀee and a sweet treat, the overflowing front counter instantly grabs your attention and the flat white is incredible. Take a seat in the window and take in the view of Saint Paul’s Square.
61a St Paul’s Square Birmingham
Chance & Counters
Smack bang in the middle of the famous Custard Factory in Digbeth is this little gem. A welcome addition to an already thriving independent scene, with over 500 board games to choose from, you’ll be spoiled for choice before you even get a look in at the finger food, milkshakes, wine and craft beer.
Courtyard Studio 8 Custard Factory B9 4AA
Potentially Birmingham’s favourite brunch spot, Medicine has gained a cult following for its fine selection of baked goods, sourdough sandwiches and its wide of choice of delicious treats. Stop by their bakery on New Street and take in the wonderful space.
69a New Street Birmingham B2 4DU
Under Pressure Espresso
This place is coﬀee through and through, the menu is super simple but crammed with quality, serving up a fantastic espresso using beans from London’s Workshop Coﬀee. Well worth a go if you’re a little bit outside of the city but fancy a serious hit of quality caﬀeine.
23a Birmingham Road Sutton Coldfield Birmingham
Written by Tom Loughran