Best Brunch Places in Birmingham
It’s a staple of living it up as a student. It’s something to do in the middle of the day when your lectures don’t start until 5 or a great way to spend a Saturday with friends. Birthday celebrations, graduations or just a day out in town, brunch has you covered! Brunch is the perfect meal – breakfast foods with Prosecco – so we want to share with you our top 7 places to get brunch in Birmingham.
Address: Middle Hall East, The Bullring, B5 4BE
Bill’s comes to most peoples’ minds when they say ‘brunch in Birmingham’. With a large branch in the Bullring, they serve a varied menu of everyone’s favourite brunch food – eggs benedict, bacon, toast and potato fritters. As well as their delicious food, Bill’s offer a range of fresh juices, smoothies or, if you’re celebrating, mimosas or prosecco.
As a chain restaurant, their menu can be a bit larger than some other places, and they are very careful about dietary requirements, so this is a great place for people with dietary needs.
Reasonably priced and chilled, Bill’s is one of my favourite places for brunch!
2. York’s Cafe
Address: 29/30 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH
York’s Cafe is your quintessential brunch place, with fashionably worn decor and menus printed on distressed paper. In this relaxed, stylish environment, you can enjoy a range of traditional brunch foods from their special brunch menu. But what I love about this place are their other options. They go beyond brunch staples of eggs, bacon, and avocados to Turkish eggs, Marrakech avocado toast and Arabian buttered eggs.
Right next to New St station, it’s perfect for a day out in town or just for a quick lunch!
Address: 25 Frederick St, Jewellery Quarter, B1 3HH
Are there any better two words than ‘bottomless brunch’? Well, if you love bottomless brunch, The Button Factory is for you. Their brunch menu includes a ‘three courses and bottomless bellinis for £39’ option, with a varied menu with vegan and veggie options. It’s not the cheapest on our list, so best save this one for a celebration – perfect for birthdays, graduations or even to celebrate the end of term.
They also have a beautiful bar and beer gardens to sit out and enjoy the sun. It’s a great place for a whole day out with friends or just a couple of hours in the historic Jewellery Quarter.
4. Urban Cafe
Address: 30 Church Street, Birmingham, B3 2NP
If bottomless brunch is your thing but you want something a bit less pricey, then Urban Cafe is for you. Although their menu is not quite as extensive as The Button Factory, they still offer delicious bottomless brunch for £26 a head, with a choice of Bloody Marys or Buck’s Fizz, or up to £36 for additional bottomless pastries, toast and coffee. In a trendy and relaxed environment, Urban Cafe is the ideal Birmingham brunch spot for a big get-together.
They are also committed to reducing their environmental impact, with a website section dedicated to their initiatives. All in all, a must for any brunch-lover!
5. Cherry Red’s
If you’re looking for something simple and traditional with a fun twist, this is absolutely the place for you. My favourite thing about Cherry Red’s is that they serve, among other things, a build-your-own-breakfast where for a minimum of £5 you can have precisely the breakfast you want, including fresh toast, sausages, bacon, eggs, hash browns, even vanilla ice cream.
Their menu caters for veggies, vegans and gluten-free folks, with a range of pancakes, breakfast staples and sandwiches. Located in central Birmingham, there is plenty to do around Cherry Red’s, making it great for a late breakfast during a busy day.
Address: 166-168 Wharfside, The Mailbox, B1 1RL
I am very excited about this place. Gas Street Social is all about the social aspect of eating, so guests can sit at a variety of table types, including large shared tables (think Wagamama’s-style) and a social area where you can enjoy bottomless brunch. Their bottomless brunch comes in at £20 a head, when bought ‘in addition to any brunch item’.
Their menu is varied and there is something for every taste – from classic breakfast foods like bacon and sausages to deli-style sandwiches and eggs served any number of ways. With two hours booking slots, Gas Street Social is great for a long lunch out with friends or as a break from a day out in the Mailbox.
7. Lewis’ Deli
Address: 4 St Mary’s Row, Moseley, B13 8JG
If you’re looking for something a bit further out of the city centre, Lewis’ Deli is perfect for you. They have a small menu of classic brunch meals and all of their meat is locally sourced. If you like to brunch often, then Lewis’ is reasonably priced and offers a great range of coffees (including a turmeric latte!) and fresh juices. Although their menu is more compact than other places on our list, they serve delicious, timeless food made with love and expertise.
This place is great for anyone looking for a quieter area to spend the day. Moseley has plenty of beautiful spaces to hang out in and if you’re looking to explore some new parts of Birmingham, then this is the place for you.
So, that’s our list of our favourite brunch places in Birmingham. If you want to know more about the bottomless options, we have written about that too. Brunch is a lovely thing to do with friends, family or to go it alone, and Birmingham has some of the best places for it. Whether you want traditional or experimental and whatever your budget, there’s something out there for you. Why not try somewhere new?