Greetings from Birmingham…UK, that is! And introducing York’s Bakery Cafe!

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I’ve been in the UK for basically a week now and am loving it! The people, the food, the experience has just been fantastic! One of my favorite experiences so far occurred this past Thursday when my friend Jo and I went into the Birmingham City Centre (she lives in an area called Erdington) for massages at the University College of Birmingham’s Spa. Fully relaxed, we headed to a place called Yorks Bakery Cafe, located on 1 Newhall Street in Birmingham this cafe is fresh and eclectic. The atmosphere is one of relaxation and sociability. It’s unique industrial look makes you feel as though you were in an old abandoned flour mill turned swanky cafe.

The staff are the friendliest (we met Richard, Liz and Simon) and very efficient and prompt in their service. A bit of a mixed clientele makes for interesting scenes throughout.

One of the things that impressed me most was the lighting. Mostly large hanging bulbs, they hang from chains giving that industrial atmosphere its finishing touches. If you are from Birmingham and have not been by yet you must stop in! If you’re travelling to England you’d do well to stop over in Birmingham and sit down to a nice latte with a peanut butter and white chocolate blondie, you’ll not regret it. If you can’t stop in, just peruse my photos and at least imagine that you’re there with the locals having a drink and a good time!

Enjoy!

From the back of the hall...

From the back of the hall…

A writer's dream...

A writer’s dream…

A popular and open space for gathering with friends.

A popular and open space for gathering with friends.

Ahhh...coffee! Creativity juice!

Ahhh…coffee! Creativity juice!

Follow the queue!

Follow the queue!

Industrial meets fabulous!

Industrial meets fabulous!

Even the hardware looks fantastic!

Even the hardware looks fantastic!

At the counter...Barista: Richard

At the counter…
Barista: Richard

Goodies!!!

Goodies!!!

My favorites, the Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Blondie.

My favorites, the Peanut Butter & White Chocolate Blondie.

Yum!!! So many goodies!

Yum!!! So many goodies!

All hail the espresso machine!

All hail the espresso machine!

It's all in the flour.

It’s all in the flour.

I wish I'd been able to sample them all but there were just so many!

I wish I’d been able to sample them all but there were just so many!

A table of goodies and crafty delights.

A table of goodies and crafty delights.

Latte art...

Latte art…

Tea!

Tea!

A very satisfied customer! My friend Jo.

A very satisfied customer! My friend Jo.

Ladies.

Ladies.

Gents.

Gents.

Bulbs of perfection, #1.

Bulbs of perfection, #1.

Bulbs of perfection, #2.

Bulbs of perfection, #2.

Bulbs of perfection, #3.

Bulbs of perfection, #3.

Comfy and cozy--the two best qualities of a perfect armchair.

Comfy and cozy–the two best qualities of a perfect armchair.

Letter writing at the coziest spot in the joint!

Letter writing at the coziest spot in the joint!

And just in case you get bored...

And just in case you get bored…

Lastly, c'est moi! Your guide to the best spot in town.

Lastly, c’est moi! Your guide to the best spot in town.

Yorks Bakery Cafe is open:

Monday -Friday 7:30am -8:00pm (20:00)
Saturday 8:30am-6:30pm (18:30)
Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm (17:30)

Website: http://yorksbakerycafe.co.uk/

Phone #: 0121 236 8090

4 thoughts on “Greetings from Birmingham…UK, that is! And introducing York’s Bakery Cafe!

  1. how wonderful to get a taste of this cosy cafe and enjoy a feeling of almost being there thanks to the great shots and vivid descriptions…pity only the posts didnt come with a sample of the delicious looking desserts😛

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