Honestly? There aren't many places I like to go in Birmingham. I don't drink, so the night scene doesn't appeal to me...it's rubbish anyway. The shopping is Ok, but once you've been to the Bullring once, you've been a thousand times. The only thing we really offer in the Midlands, is a set of decent places to eat. Dale introduced me to the Boston Tea Party the day I passed my theory test, he found it on Trip Advisor and a new love was born. It's tucked away by the law courts, close to Aston University and it offers breakfast all day. Do I really have to say much more? You can get pancakes and bacon at any time of day guys! It reminds me of something you would find in America or London, it has a hint of Bills crossed with an independent American coffee diner.
I always opt for 'Sourdough Eggy Bread', because it has everything I love; Bacon, avocado, tomatoes and heat from Tabasco. I could eat it at any point of day and with it being a breakfast option, I can. Dey had a burger, they offer great options like Pulled Pork, Jerk Chicken and other combinations. Prices are reasonable, although I feel the juices are a tad overpriced.
The service is Ok, we felt that table service should be stepped up a little. Mainly with the drinks side of things. If you order tea and coffee, you have to wait at the end of the till like Starbucks and really I feel if you are ordering a whole tray of drinks, they should maybe bring them over to you. All in all the vibe is laid back and staff are polite but not friendly. They don't really make a lot of effort to talk to you, I guess because I work in retail I notice that more than anyone. Food is lovely though, toilets are clean and the interiors are amongst some of my favourites. It's a lovely place to visit if you're in town and after something different to eat, they have booths and lovely wooden tables to sip your coffee at.
Best part? They offer a Boston cup of tea...sorry I just had to (sorry if you don't get that un-Midland folk.)