Maison Mayci in Kings Heath is the relaxed, informal and quaint cafe that the French do so well. Here in the south of Birmingham Ruth and I have enjoyed a fair few cakes, coffees and lunches at this fine neighbourhood find.
Located on Poplar Road just off the High Street, it’s a lovely space that offers food rewards in abundance the more you explore the menu.
It’s continental in its approach providing patisserie, rustic fresh breads, pastries, and coffee and cake to suit all tastes and appetites. It caters from brunch through to afternoon, lunches are varied, and delicious with anything from homemade soup, sandwiches, mixed platters, veggie and non, pasta specials and quiches.
It has good veggie options and the mixed veggie platter and quiches are excellent.
Sandwiches are made using their mighty fine freshly made bread and all cakes and pastries are freshly made and well worth a taste.
If you want to immerse yourself in a french flavoured atmosphere and a stylish neighbourhood environment then Maison Mayci is for you. Whether with friends or solo, it’s your call.
It’s also good for families meet ups, or just with a small child as their is a small play area and toys and the menu is child friendly.
Last week I decided to wander in being local for a coffee and cake. It’s. Good spot to read and to work so knowing that it would be quieter in the afternoon after lunch decided to waste no time and double up with a review.
The cafe in Kings Heath is big on atmosphere. It’s rustic, and has a soft warm charm with its wooden tables and chairs and tempting (well in good weather) outdoor courtyard.
The subtle gentle lighting lends itself to calm and the soft chatter of customers is non intrusive though often busy and popular.
On the day of my visit I ordered a cappuccino and cherry and almond tart.
The cappuccino was well made, creamy, with a good coffee balance. A lovely warming drink.
The Cherry and Almond Tart was very well presented, and had was deliciously flavoured with the almond subtle and the pastry firm but not overworked. A fine tart.
Both together formed a delightful package and with my book the ideal way to spend time on a cold winters afternoon.
All bakes can be taken home and also pre ordered. The tarts and cakes are great when entertaining guests at home and the bread is yummy for brunch on a Sunday at home. Ruth and I are big fans of the bread at Maison Mayci and buy it regularly. The sourdough in particular is beautiful.
What made Maison Mayci a lovely coffee time spot though is the charming service and friendly charm of a cafe that is right on the money for local neighbourhood friendliness and top food options. It ticked many boxes. You can see why it’s popular, it has a touch of France in South Birmingham an escape from the hustle and bustle outside and the coffee is tres Bon. A place to return to again and again.
Un bel endroit (a beautiful place)
Maison Mayci also have a cafe in Moseley village which serves afternoon tea also.
8 Poplar road
Birmingham B14 7AG
0121 444 8167
I purchased my own coffee and cake and all opinions expressed are my own and honest.
Have you been to Maison Mayci in Kings Heath or Moseley? What did you think?