Vegetarian and Vegan ChangeKitchen now serving at refurbished Stirchley Baths, Stirchley, Birmingham. 


   
 

ChangeKitchen CIC cafe at Stirchley Baths is open Tuesday Wednesday Thursday AND Friday 10-3. 

Serving hot drinks & cake, full lunches or snacks . The food is ethical, locally sourced and organic. It is fully vegetarian and vegan (with gluten free options available) 

They do cappuccino & latte (made with organic fairtrade coffee grown by women’s cooperatives) , lots of herbal infusions – and proper tea. 

Their food is home made and fresh, and includes Homity pie, (potato pie with caramelised onions and cheese), mushroom and spinach lasagne, and includes Vegan versions. 

  Photo taken by myself at Vegan Beer Festival last year. 

Run by Birgit Kehrer and her team ChangeKitchen is an award winning event caterer and thriving social enterprise. 

They’ve catered for corporate events, weddings, community gatherings and have run hugely popular pop up cafes since 2010. They have participated at The Vegan Beer festival last year at Two Towers Brewery and at Vegan fairs. As well as the Kings Heath Food Assembly. 

ChangeKitchen Offer innovative vegetarian and vegan menus, all carefully put together using the finest local, organic and seasonal ingredients. 
The ChangeKitchen food philosophy is a simple one. They create and serve delicious, nutritious and ethical dishes that can be shared and enjoyed by all. ”

At Stirchley Baths there is free In-house WIFI too. 

The building at Stirchley Baths has recently been renovated, and is lovely to browse around and look at the beauty the new/old Stirchley Baths is/has become. 

It has taken many months to convert the old baths into the new community centre. They’ve managed to pair modern facilities with the heritage of the building to preserve memories but in a space that enables them and you to also create new ones. 

These baths are a grade ii listed building. Open initially in 1911 (Edwardian) the site has been derelict for three decades and cost £4 million to restore. 

  

   
 There are regular clubs, activities and rooms to hire (see website for details) with plans to develop a community cinema over the next few months. 

On the 20th February Stirchley Baths will be the site for the first Stirchley Vegan Fair. 

And ChangeKitchen will be selling its tasty ware in the cafe and the hall alongside tasty other vegan food. 

  
http://www.changekitchen.co.uk/

https://m.facebook.com/ChangeKitchen/

http://stirchleybaths.org/

https://twitter.com/stirchleybaths?lang=en-gb

http://stirchleybaths.org/heritage-culture-and-arts/heritage-2/the-project/

You can find Stirchley Baths at 

2-4 Bournville Lane, Birmingham B30 2JT. 

0121-464 9072.

  
   
 

Photos courtesy of ChangeKitchen and Stirchley Baths. 

Thanks for reading, 

Andy 😊

#Tastymorsels: recent Independent cafe openings.


Three cafe’s/coffee shops have recently opened.

1. Health County: Is an independent cafe based in Star City, Kiosk 3, 32 Watson Road, Birmingham.

Health County is a new cafe/bar that sells a range of healthy food and drink options. Aiming at people who are on the go, and want a healthy option, but don’t have the time to wait around.

They sell a wide range of healthy meals, drinks, including smoothies, juices, paninis and wraps. They make their own juices and smoothies on the premises, and flavours such as Berry Blast Smoothies, Basil Banana Smooothie and Banana Stawberry smoothie are sold in their cafe.

Health County provide the benefits of fresh, simple and tasty food including many veggie options, such as salads, paninis, wraps and pastas.

They have out door seating, so for those not in a rush, can relax over their healthy fair trade, options. All recipies are below 400 calories, and Health County only use bio-degradable materials which are environmentally friendly.

A good place for veggies:)

Fresh, Healthy, Tasty, Crazy.

For menus see website.

http://www.Healthcounty.net
@healthcountymag
0121 328 0300

2. Under Pressure Espresso is a new independent coffee shop in Sutton Coldfield. It strives to serve up some of the best coffee in the country, promoting knowledge of every stage of the coffee making cycle. In a town of chain coffee shops Under Pressure Espresso is unique that it provides a difference in style and coffee taste.

It has a simple menu of brewed coffee drinks that are made in either pour over style or aero press.

It sound a tremendous place to visit.

23a Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield, B72 1QA

http://www.underpressureespresso.c.uk
facebook.com underpressurebar
@UPespressobar

3. Cafe Viola is an independent coffee shop in Knowle, Solihull that has recently opened.

It sells organic coffee, pastries, cakes, deserts, and has some hot and cold food on its menu.

It also has free wi fi, always a bonus. 🙂

It stocks special herbal teas, and has a mediterranean breakfast which is a mixture of Greek and Turkish foods on its menu.

For lunch it sells paninis, ciabattas, wraps, and salads.

For the area of Knowle it is a must visit, and all independent coffees shops should be supported for the vigour and boost they give to the local community.

It is good to see the rise of the independents.

Cafe Viola
Knowle High Street,
Solihull,
B93 0LT
@cafe_viola
http://www.cafeviola.co.uk

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Cafe Viola

#Coffeetime: Faculty in Piccadilly Arcade Birmingham city centre


Faculty is a small, charming and hip place in picturesque Piccadilly Arcade in Birmingham City Centre off New Street and near to New Street Station.

Faculty is a focused coffee and tea shop serving brewed drinks to have in or to take away, fresh home made cakes, coffee beans and equipment.

It has a simple and quirky decor and signage which allows the quality of the ingredients to shine. They have a small hot drinks menu.

I recommend the coffee. On the two occasions I have been I have had a Cappuccino and on this occasion a Flat White, both excellent.

The Flat White, was superb, smooth, with a good back kick of coffee, with the roasted beans giving it a quality finish.

The cups that it was served in was pretty with a delightfully decorative spoon. Lovely:)

I had it with the Monte Carlo cake, (see picture) which was a kind of viennese whirl with a shortbread topping, which was extremely good.

I’ve also enjoyed a superb chocolate brownie. The cakes are all home made and fresh and change often, the quality of care and the ingredients shine through in the same way as the coffee.

The room is made up of old school desks and seating and has a quirky character that is endearing and makes Faculty different to other coffee shops in the city. It’s that quirkyness that gives it a unique identity and reminds me of some London coffee bars, that are very hip and happening places to be.

The staff and owners Geoff and Lucy are very friendly, welcoming and passionate about their product and are happy to chat to the customer. It is this welcoming attitude which is valuable in attracting repeat customers and making for the unique atmosphere of Faculty.

They also serve tea, though I didn’t try any on this occasion I could see that they encourage you to let the leaves brew correctly, using a timer that they give with the sparkling pots.

For me what makes Faculty one of Birmingham’s best Indie coffee shops is that they really care about the product, how it is made, what kind of beans they use, their suppliers, their cakes and how they look and taste and the welcome.

The space is small, but big on ideas and exceptional in every way.

Suppliers: Square Mile Coffee roasters
Waterloo Tea.

Faculty
Coffee and tea shop
Piccadilly Arcade
Birmingham
B2 4HD

open 8am-6pm Monday-friday
10-5 Saturday
11-4 Sunday

@facultycoffee

@PiccadillyBrum

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Disclaimer: I paid for the coffee and cake myself. The views expressed are my own and are honest.

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