One of my favourite meals of the day has always been breakfast or brunch on a weekend. Especially the lingering kind, with the papers, Sunday Morning listening to Cerys Matthews on BBC 6 Music, bliss. Or in a hotel, when it’s cooked for you, and always appears more exciting without the washing up. I can still remember being impressed at L’Enclume in Cartmel, Le Manoir, or Northcote’s delicious cheese soufflé or just simple a croissant in Paris or on garden terrace in Rome. Magnificent.
Both simple or extravagant, either eating too many pastries at Hotel Du Vin or just a good cooked vegetarian breakfast, eggs and veggie sausage, tomatoes, mushrooms, you get the picture. Good produce cooked well.
So it was on a Sunday brunch time the other week that Ruth and I wandered into The Loco Lounge in Kings Heath, well known for their brunch menu and sensitivity to veggies and vegans. The Loco Lounge is an all day cafe and bar that is community driven and always busy whatever time of day. It’s my favourite place in Kings Heath to work in on my blog, free wifi and friendly staff and large so easy to get a good comfy seat. On this day it again was busy, a weekend crowd, jolly, relaxed, happy.
The Loco Lounge do a substantial Vegetarian breakfast, and also it’s vegan equivalent.
Sweetcorn fritters, hash browns, grilled tomato, baked beans, mushrooms, spinach, roasted red peppers, fried egg, and toast for £6.95. Good value, but alas no Veggie Sausage. Why? How?. 😉
Please remedy that👍 and put some on the extras.
Though liked the veg aspect a lot and that’s so refreshing to see.
I enjoyed the Sweetcorn fritters, crispy, a nice texture, filling, I liked the addition of spinach and roasted red peppers, different, again adding a different texture, and flavour. Also the egg was runny, the hash browns nice, so all in all a good breakfast that was plentiful and filling, but no veggie sausage option. You can’t win them all. I enjoyed it.
Loco Lounge also serve a veggie kedgeree with Halloumi and of course the vegan breakfast with fried potatoes.
There is a list of extras so if you feel like more as we did with the toast then order away.
Kings Heath has a good choice of breakfast/brunch hang outs. Notably Cherry Reds, both vegan and veggie breakfasts, including sausage.
Also Cherry Reds in Birmingham City Centre.
Kitchen Garden cafe, veggie breakfast and potato hash, which is yummy.
Veg out Cafe, of course vegetarian breakfast,
Maison Mayci do a Sunday brunch.
As this is the first of an occasional blog post I’m sure to review all of these in the future. Also on my radar, Ju Ju’s in the city centre by the canal, Yumm cafe at the Custard Factory, Boston Tea party, Harborne and City centre and later this year Moseley Village. Yorks bakery in the city and The Plough in Harborne, who are introducing a new brunch menu including a divine sounding sweet potato and okra hash and Leverton and Halls in Bournville who have a vegetarian breakfast.
All offer vegetarian choices.
If anyone has any other recommendations or favourites. Then please let me know. 😊 via the comments below or Twitter @andydhare.
Thanks for reading.
We paid for our breakfasts at Loco Lounge. All opinions are honest and my own as always.
The Loco Lounge is part of The Lounges cafe bar chain who also have cafes in Harborne, Shirley, Wylde Green and elsewhere in Birmingham, see website for details, and soon the Cosy Club in Birmingham City Centre.
Loco Lounge, High Street, Kings Heath, Birmingham, B14
Open 9am-11pm every day.
Vegan menu see below.
Main menu see below.