Six Eight Kafe and Two Cats Roaming Kitchen at Millennium point


As anyone who follows my blog will know I’m a keen coffee drinker and from time to time put up up #coffeetime reviews.

Though I have been to Six Eight Kafe on Temple Row in Birmingham City Centre (near the entrance of The Great Western Arcade) I’ve not yet reviewed it for my blog.

It is one of the best independent coffee shops in Birmingham (voted one of the top 50 in the UK by the Independent Newspaper) and though small is a bustling place with fine artisan coffee and beautiful cakes.

So the news that Six Eight Kafe are now this month January are opening up a new outlet in Millennium Point is quite exciting.

Six Eight Kafe have been running a trial pop up coffee shop there for a few months, and with its success have announced a new shop. It’s expected to be one of the largest Artisan independent coffee shops in the Midlands and will have a fully operational kitchen and will be licensed.

This will allow them to serve hot food and be open for longer hours I presume. The launch date has yet to be confirmed, but should be soon. Keep an eye on this blog for updates,

As a way of launching the fully operational kitchen Six Eight Kafe will be hosting Two Cats Roaming Kitchen roaming February pop up on the 17,18,19 February 2015.

Already they have hosted previous pop up kitchens on Temple Row so this will be a larger affair and the first with vegetarian options (on request)

Two Cats Roaming Kitchen is a pop up taking a modernist culinary approach to North Eastern European cuisine and making fine dining accessible and informal. Food is served on one shared communal table and with limited tickets for sale is a ticket only event.

Chef Nick Astley formally of The Church Inn in the Jewellery Quarter has now taken Two Cats full time after leaving The Church. Inspired by his partner Diana’s Latvian food, the Birmingham Post describes his food as ‘imaginative and ambitious’ and fellow local food blogger Full To The Brum have raved about previous pop ups taken place last summer.

As I’ve said this is the first time veggie options are available at every course so expect a modern imaginative approach to the dishes and a creative leaning to foraging and seasonal produce. It’s an exciting prospect for veggie foodies and at £31.00 for many courses, is great value.

The menu hasn’t as yet been confirmed for those dates but you may see veggie dishes such as:

Sweet and sour Jerusalem artichoke, milk ice, cream, Apple and dill.

Beetroot Tartare

Celeriac, truffle, hazelnut, and rose

Sorrel in February

And inventive puddings.

As well as a full non veggie menu.

Tickets are available via facebook.


There are three dates so you will need to select the best for you.

Remember if you are vegetarian then you will have to let them know in advance via Twitter or Facebook on booking.

Look out for updates on the menu on this blog, and more updates on Six Eight Kafe.

Six Eight Kafe
Millennium point
Curzon street
B4 7XG

Six Eight Kafe
Temple Row
B2 5HG
0121 448 8099



Birmingham independent food fair 13 September 2014 millennium Point

Birmingham independent food fair is to be held at Millennium Point on September 13th.

Organised by Dine Birmingham and with the organisers of #future foodies.

The rise of independents in Birmingham is well noted and through organisations such as Independent Birmingham and Yelp Brum publicity and encouragement has developed cafe’s, bars and restaurants and has assisted them in thriving in a city that was better known for its chains.

Birmingham’s food scene ranges from gourmet restaurants to coffee shops to cocktail bars to street food. Continental delis and specialist food producers also now thrive.

The independent food fair will bring a number of those producers and traders together in one place.

For a full list if traders see their website

Some of the standout ones for veggies include

Don Diego bar de tapas
Le Truc Cafe
Aalto @Hotel La Tour
Epi Restaurant
All Greek deli
Pips Hot Sauce
Squisito Italian street food
Blue bones pizza
Urban coffee
Six eight Kafe
Langleys gin
Bitter n twisted: bodega, Jekyl and Hyde and Island bar.
Hibiscus Grove- curry
Kneals Chocolates.
Purity beer

The one sadness is that I’m not sure if Any purely vegetarian or vegan trader is involved. I may be wrong.

Standard tickets are £7.50
Party of four: £24.50
Child under 10: £4.50

The Birmingham independent food fair is where traders and visitors come together. Showing what the city has too offer. The pick of localism, the best of Birmingham.

Millennium point is the venue.

September 13th the date.