The grand in the name of this new coffee/cafe on Stephenson Street is from the view inside, looking out. Sitting in the window one early Saturday morning whilst waiting for our train to take us to Suffolk from New Street Station opposite, one could feel that this was another era. Another brief encounter.
The view is the reflection of the Macdonald Burlington Hotel in the new Grand Central station window, it’s lovely even in the grey early cool, not the misery at all of the roadworks on the street, but the promise of a new dawn, a new era, a new independent coffee shop with extras, yes breakfast, yes pizza, yes burgers, yes beer, yes good Vegetarian options.
The angled mirror cladding on the outside of the almost here Grand Central Station is the culprit for the reflection.
Grand Central Kitchen reminds me of one of those places you may go to in London for breakfasts, a stop over a refuelling in the early morning shut eye. I like it. It’s dark outside lends itself to a brighter interior, colourful, laid out well with clear menu boards behind a buffet bar and functional comfortable furniture.
As it was breakfast time, that is what Ruth and I ordered. The Vegetarian options are very good. On the advice of the friendly waiter I went for my own concoction from the breakfast hot buffet. A breakfast of tomato, rocket, and cheese omelette, in a brown seeded bap, it was delicious, the bap fresh, not claggy or stale, the cheesy omelette perfectly cheesy, well made and with my own hand chosen additions of tomato and rocket a satisfying and ‘grand’ breakfast.
Served with a good cappuccino and a top notch flat white.
The Flat White alone is worth stopping for. A good taste of coffee, great for the morning.
Grand Central Kitchen Also serve veggie pizzas, veggie burgers and Pannino, ciabatta, and sandwiches, with various veggie fillings. Plus, 2 veggie wraps, falafel and Humous and vegetable melt.
Grand Central Kitchen do takeaways too, which I’m sure will be very popular in months and weeks to come, with the station opposite. In fact a few people came into take away whilst we were there.
The service was excellent, offering me advice on the menu and the veggie choices, always friendly and relaxed.
Ruth loved her omelette, bacon sandwich. Which she’s talked about a lot since, so yes a winner.
All the food was cooked fresh to order, and as a cafe, it’s going to get busy as the station and the street with its Midland Metro link outside opens up.
Maybe try it before the deluge, for breakfast, lunch, dinner, get in there and spread the word on Grand Central Kitchens reflective air of relaxation and tempting vegetarian food.
Our seat at Grand Central Kitchen.
Grand Central Kitchen, 7 Stephenson Street, Birmingham, B2 4BL.
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Disclaimer: We paid for our own breakfasts and coffee, all opinions are my own, and honest as always.