15 best places for brunch in Birmingham [2024]

Visiting Birmingham and looking for a great place to linger over a lazy brunch? Here are some of the best places for brunch in Birmingham.

Eggs Royale (Muffins topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and pea shoots) at the Ivy, Birmingham

I love a long, leisurely brunch or breakfast at the weekend. It makes such a fabulous contrast to the hectic weekday mornings, and, of course, breakfast is the most important meal of the day!

So when I visit a city for a few days, I try to make time for at least one long, relaxed brunch. They seem to get this right on the continent, but we’re doing pretty well in the UK these days.

Birmingham is my ‘home’ city, and I often go there for a day of shopping or just looking around the city centre or Jewellery Quarter. Delicious food is always a part of these laid-back days, and I have my favourite places for Brunch in Birmingham. 

But I haven’t tried every Birmingham restaurant yet, so I turned to some Brummie bloggers to recommend some great breakfast brunch spots in the UK’s second city. 

Whether you’re looking for a traditional full English breakfast, a vegetarian or vegan breakfast or something a little more exotic, they’ve got you covered. And they know where to find a friendly welcome and who makes good coffee!

So, if you’re visiting Birmingham, whether it’s for the first time or the 20th time, here are fifteen suggestions for the best brunch or breakfast in Birmingham.

Our Picks: The Best Brunch in Birmingham

  • Best Brunch in Birmingham: Ju Ju’s Café
  • Best Brunch in the Bull Ring: Bill’s Birmingham Restaurant
  • Best Luxury Brunch in Birmingham: The Ivy
  • Best Birmingham Brunch in a Hurry: Medicine Bakery, Selfridges
A pan of veggie hash topped with fried eggs and hollandaise sauce at Ju Ju's Cafe in Birmingham

Ju Ju’s Café

My personal recommendation for Brunch in Birmingham

If you’re looking for a place to enjoy good food near the Sea Life Centre or Ikon Gallery, Ju Ju’s Café is perfect. In fact, the food at this popular café is so good that it’s worth the 30-minute walk from New Street Station to try their brunch dishes. 

The menu includes all the traditional favourites, like their amazing Full English, along with more unusual options to tantalise your taste buds like The Lebanese – toasted bloomer topped with avocado, poached eggs, sumac and zatar. 

I really love their veggie hash – a comforting pile of fried potatoes and onions with plenty of cheese mixed in, topped with a perfectly fried egg and a drizzle of hollandaise. Meaty versions are also available, but I reckon this veggie hash is the perfect tasty brunch for the morning after! 

Ju Ju’s Café: The Details

Canal Square, 100 Browning St, Birmingham B16 8EH
0121 456 3384

Bill’s Birmingham Restaurant

Best for Brunch in the Bull Ring, Birmingham

I love going to Bill’s Birmingham Restaurant when I’m visiting Birmingham. It’s right in the middle of the Bullring shopping centre in the heart of Birmingham, which makes it very easy to reach by train or car, and the perfect spot for shopping afterwards.

They do a fantastic classic English Breakfast and a great veggie version as well. I sometimes confuse the staff by asking for the Veggie breakfast with a side order of streaky bacon… The buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup look amazing as well.

Unfortunately, I discovered that I don’t have a photo of their breakfast to use in this post. So I guess it’d be a good idea to go back for another visit!

Bill’s Birmingham Restaurant: The Details 

Bullring Shopping Centre, B5 4BE  
Tel: 0121 643 7125 

A chocolate Babka and mocha coffee at Medicine Bakery and Bar in Selfridges, Birmingham

Medicine Bakery

Best Birmingham Brunch in a Hurry

If you’re after a quick brunch before a full day of shopping, Medicine Bakery and Bar in Selfridges is a great spot. 

They offer a wide range of freshly baked brunch items, including croissants, cronuts, doughnuts and this gorgeous chocolate Babka. Or, if you want something more substantial, their main course options include Croque Monsieur and Reubens. Combine your chosen option with one of their speciality coffee options, a fresh juice or maybe decadent Espresso Martinis for a special occasion!

And because Medicine Baker is located on the ground floor of Selfridge’s, it’s in the perfect location for shopping in the Bull Ring or Grand Central. 

Medicine Bakery also has locations in New Street and The Mailbox.

Medicine Bakery: The Details

Floor 1, The Selfridges, Birmingham B5 4BU

Eggs Royale (Muffins topped with smoked salmon, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and pea shoots) at the Ivy, Birmingham

The Ivy Temple Row

Best Luxury Brunch in Birmingham

If you’re visiting Birmingham for a special occasion and want a luxurious breakfast or brunch to start your day, The Ivy Temple Row is the ideal brunch spot. You’ll find it within sight of St Phillip’s Cathedral, on the corner of Temple Row and Temple Street.

The breakfast menu offers traditional Full English breakfasts, buttermilk pancakes, omelettes, and healthy options like a toasted crumpet with cream cheese and smoked salmon. Brunch is served until later at the weekends, with an extended menu featuring options like steak tartare with sourdough toast or half-sweet-half-savoury waffles. 

I love their Eggs Royale – pillowy soft muffin topped with The Ivy cure smoked salmon, perfectly poached eggs and a rich hollandaise sauce. Perfection!

The service here is exceptional, and it’s the ideal Birmingham brunch spot for a special weekend in the city. 

The Ivy Temple Row: The Details

67-71 Temple Row, Birmingham B2 5LS

A Mezze brunch at Damascena in Birmingham
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Damascena

Natasha says…

I would highly advise anyone visiting Birmingham to visit Damascena for a relaxed breakfast/brunch. It’s within a 15-minute walk of the Bullring, opposite St Phillip’s Cathedral and brings a Middle Eastern feast to Birmingham City Centre.

They have several options on their brunch menu that would suit anyone from a meat-eater to someone with dietary requirements. I love their vegan options, especially the Hot Breakfast Meze and Mixed Meze. Their hot drinks are also tasty; I like their mint tea.

The best thing about this eatery is that it’s unique and that their price points are pretty damn reasonable. The best choice for someone wanting a unique breakfast/brunch option!

Damascena: The Details

Portman Building, 5-7 Temple Row West, B2 5NY 
Tel: 0121 233 1803

Gas Street Social

Erica O’Brien says…

Gas Street Social is one of my favourite spots for a weekend brunch in Birmingham. It’s located in the Mailbox, just a 10-minute walk from Birmingham New Street and the centre of town.

The restaurant is easy on the eyes with its charming rustic interior. And the patio overlooking the canals is perfect for those rare sunny days.

If you are like me and prefer a bit more variety than a full English, Gas Street Social has got you covered. There’s American pancakes with bacon, avocado toast, Huevos Rancheros and my personal favourite – Eggs Benedict. 

Or, if you fancy a boozy brunch, how about one of their bottomless brunches, including 90 minutes of bottomless Bloody Mary, Bellinis and Mimosas! 

It’s the way to spend a lazy weekend morning in Brum.

Gas Street Social: The Details

166-168 Wharfside Street, The Mailbox, B1 1RL 
Tel: 0121 643 0362 

Poached Eggs and Avocado on Rye at Boston Tea Party
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Boston Tea Party

Melissa says…

I had been to Boston Tea Party in Worcester and Harborne but wasn’t aware that they had a city centre on Corporation Street. The restaurant has a laid-back atmosphere and industrial decor. As it’s not smack bang in the city centre (a 10-minute walk from New Street Station), it’s quiet enough to escape, maybe to do a little work or catch up with friends.

When I go out for breakfast, I usually go for Eggs Benedict, but I decided to go for a slightly lighter option this time: Smashed Avocado on Organic Pumpernickel Rye with poached eggs. 

I usually go for a hot drink, but the barista convinced me to try an iced mocha. It was SO chocolatey, and although it contained avocado, you couldn’t taste it – I loved it!

Boston Tea Party: The Details

190 Corporation Street, B4 6QD 
Tel: 0121 236 2972 

The Edwardian Tearooms, BMAG

Bethan says…

My favourite place to head to for breakfast and brunch in Birmingham is, by far, the Edwardian Tearooms (Currently closed for renovations).

The Tearooms are a beautiful venue within the wonderful Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, one of the best museums in Birmingham, and just a 10-minute walk from New Street Station. 

The Edwardian Tearooms in Birmingham
© Bethan in Brum

On recent visits, I have enjoyed Smoked Salmon, Scrambled Eggs and Toasted Brioche, which was a lovely light choice, and Porridge with Honey. Other options on their menu include Free Range Omelettes and a range of Vegetarian options.

 With big, cosy chairs and warm colours, the tearoom is incredibly welcoming. It is the perfect place to enjoy a delicious breakfast and brunch while exploring the museum and learning about the city’s heritage. You can explore the museum before or after visiting the tearooms, making it more of an experience than just a bite to eat.

Editor’s note: The Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery is partially closed, and the Tearooms are due to re-open later in the year.

The Edwardian Tearooms, BMAG: The Details

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Chamberlain Square, B3 3DH 

Tel: 0121 348 8000

Chorizo Gravy and Biscuits at Can Eat in Stirchley
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Caneat, Stirchley

Emma @ Emma Victoria Stokes says…

If you have chance, why not venture out of the city centre? It’s so wonderful to see independent coffee shops and bakeries pop up around the area. When Caneat café opened in Stirchley, it was a breath of fresh air.

It has a great coffee shop vibe, and the breakfast and lunch menu is small and versatile, ranging from Wildfarmed Toast with butter and homemade jam to House Beans, fried eggs and Hash Browns with Giardiniera & Chilli Relish and Toast. The menu changes frequently, and the café likes to welcome families and people of all ages.

Caneat: The Details

1397 Pershore Road, B30 2JR 

Yorks Café

Laura Creaven @ Full to the Brum says…

Where can you legitimately get fried chicken for breakfast and not get pitying looks from people who assume you’re severely hungover? Yorks Café on Stephenson Street is where!

And it’s just a short walk from New Street, so easy to get to.

On a mission to find something indulgent for breakfast and still get to work on time, I discovered York’s Café and Coffee Roasters serve fried chicken, bacon, sweet waffles and syrup for breakfast. Sure, it won’t win any #fitspo awards anytime soon, but it’s delicious.

More standard options are on offer, too: think bacon sandwiches, eggs benedict or porridge. But if you’re not in the mood for fried chicken or brunch burgers, my second recommendation would be the Turkish Eggs, which is proper comfort food your Mom probably never made you.

Editor’s note: York’s Café also have a location inside Ikon Gallery, perfect for a quick bite after you’ve browsed the exhibits!

York’s Café and Coffee Roasters: The Details

29/30 Stephenson Street, B2 4BH 
Tel: 0121 643 4331

Brunch at Cherry Red's in Birmingham
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Cherry Red’s

Charlotte Louise says…

My favourite place for brunch in Birmingham is Cherry Red’s. In fact, I have travelled from Leicester just for their pancakes before!

Their all-day breakfast menu has something for everyone, vegetarians and vegans included. When I go with my husband, we tend to go for a Full English breakfast each and then have a side order of pancakes to share!

It’s only a stone’s throw from New Street Station and perfectly sets you up for a day of exploring the city. 

Cherry Reds: The Details 

88-92 John Bright Street, B1 1BN 

Tel: 0121 643 5716 (no table bookings taken)

The Button Factory

Looking for a place to hang out over a leisurely brunch in the Jewellery Quarter? This area of Birmingham is dotted with cafés, pubs and coffee shops, but the Button Factory is a great option if you want a change from the usual Full English, French toast or Eggs Benny.

The imaginative brunch menu features options like crispy fish tacos, aubergine Kyiv and ricotta pancakes, or you can choose from a range of small plates for sharing.

They also offer a bottomless brunch option. During your two-hour sitting, you can enjoy two or three courses from a set menu, along with unlimited prosecco or bellinis. 

The pub has live music performances and a rooftop terrace ideal for summertime drinks or brunching.

The Button Factory: The Details

25 Frederick St, Birmingham B1 3HH
121 236 4653

The Alchemist Colmore Row

Located in the stunning Grand Hotel, the Alchemist Colmore offers a seriously decadent twist on Brunch in Birmingham.

First, choose a brunch dish from a select menu with tempting options like Chicken and Waffles, pancake stacks or a Breakfast Burrito stuffed with eggs, smoked bacon, cheese and mini hash browns. 

Then select three cocktails from a range that includes Aperol Spritz alongside imaginative options like Dead Red Zombie or The Colour Changing One. Prosecco and IPA are also on the menu, and you can upgrade to unlimited drinks for a small additional charge.

Definitely a Birmingham brunch to remember!

The Alchemist Colmore Row: The Details

The Grand, Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2BS

Grand Central Kitchen

Grand Central Kitchen is hard to beat for great food at a reasonable price within a short walk of New Street Station. It’s located directly opposite the station on Stephenson Street, and the menu features breakfast staples like full English breakfast, omelettes, breakfast sandwiches and beans on toast. Diners rave about the friendly service, great food and laid-back atmosphere.

This small restaurant is always busy, so it gets full quickly, but you shouldn’t have to wait long for a table.

Grand Central Kitchen: The Details

7 Stephenson St, Birmingham B2 4BL

Dishoom

Dishoom Birmingham is a beautiful restaurant that evokes the style of Irani cafés in 20th-century Bombay. It’s located on Chamberlain Square, which makes it easy to reach from New Street, the Symphony Hall and the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery.

Brunch at Dishoom is famous for its bacon naans – a freshly baked naan smeared with cream cheese and tomato-chilli jam and then topped with smoked bacon and fresh coriander leaves. 

But there’s much more to breakfast at this popular chain restaurant, which also includes Kejriwal (chilli cheese toast topped with fried egg), Akrui (spiced scrambled eggs served with fresh homemade buns) and the Big Bombay, their spin on a full English breakfast.

Dishoom Birmingham: The Details

One Chamberlain Square, Birmingham B3 3AX

Those are our recommendations for the best place for brunch in Birmingham. Which is your favourite?

One thought on “15 best places for brunch in Birmingham [2024]

  1. Sarah Cull says:

    Great list – got a few new places to try out now! I love Damascena too and the Steam Room in Harborne is great too if you ever find yourself in the area!

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