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Cafés & Bakeries

I took this photo while I was visiting a friend in Birmingham.  We took the opportunity to visit the city during the day! Great coffee and great people. What else do you want?

Finding good coffee is easy in city centres such as Birmingham where cafes, coffee shops and artisan bakers such as Medicine Bakery thrive. In-house and takeaway menus reflect the city's multicultural soul through the day.

The cafe culture also thrives in towns and many villages such as Broadway and in-between at the area's many produce and deli Farm Shops in country settings, stocked with local produce.

Find cafes museum and art spaces such as Yorks Cafe Ikon Gallery, in antique centres, plant nurseries and at attractions. Most National Trust and English Heritage properties and gardens have cafes serving jacket potatoes, cakes, snacks and daily choice of hot dishes – good value at around or under the £10 mark, and handy when you need to rest and revive.

Meals & Prices at-a-glance

At-a-glance information has been provided for all eating options in this app. The subtitles of each entry are labelled using these codes:

b/l/d = breakfast/lunch/dinner

£/££/£££ = main dishes mostly under-£10/£10–20/£20+

Battlefield 1403

Deli, cafe, charcuterie (b,l; £-££)

Box Brownie

Coffee in Stratford (b,l; £)

Broadway Deli

All the good things (b,l; ££)


Bombay comfort food (b,l,d; ££)

Henley Ice Cream

Serving ice cream since 1930


Farm shop & cafe (b,l; ££)

Ludlow Farmshop

Local produce, gifts, cafe (b,l; £)

Medicine Bakery

Artisan bakery, cafe and gallery (b,l; £)

Rosa's Thai Cafe

Tasty Thai (b,l,d; ££)

Furnace Kitchen

Ironbridge eatery (b,l; ££)

Yorks Cafe

Four locations (b,l,d; ££)

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Laureen Missaire on Unsplash