On a Sunday morning, ever so slightly hungover from the night before, we were craving protein, salt and caffeine (the only way to cure these things, right?!) so we made our way cautiously from our hotel to Yorks Bakery Cafe. It was about 1030am and it was pretty busy, I immediately loved the feel of the place, rustic and informal, causal chairs and tables with a few comfy sofas round the back, piles of newspapers for you to browse, clipboard menus (love these-slight obsession) and above all, a humdrum of happy voices, chatting and laughing.
We sat down and had a look at the menu, with lots of lovely breakfasty brunch type things on offer. We went for an Eggs Benedict, which came with lovely thick back bacon, and Eggs Royale, a variant on the classic with smoked salmon replacing the bacon/ham. I always like to try out one of these dishes for brunch if they’re on offer, think you can tell a lot about a place by the quality of their poached eggs and hollandaise sauce…..
Both our dishes were a success; the eggs were well cooked with perfectly runny middles, the protein in each seemed good quality and the hollandaise tasted pretty good and wasn’t split (a basic you’d think, but you’d be surprised how many people serve a split hollandaise and think people won’t notice!)
There was also a brilliant selection of loose leaf teas and speciality coffees, and the milk for my tea was served in an adorable little mini milk bottle. Those little touches really do matter and make a difference.
Overall a great cafe and a great brunch. Wish it was only around the corner from home! Try it out if your ever in Brum City Centre, it’s just off Colmore Row.
Yorks Bakery Cafe
1-3 Newhall Street
Disclosure: We paid for our own meal, and all opinions expressed are honest and our own