Today it’s brunch in Birmingham! Just a few minutes’ walk from New Street Station, Boston Tea Party transforms the interior of a beautiful old building into a fresh and vibrant brunch spot. Now I’m not trying to impress you or anything, but they serve breakfast all day. Just saying.
First up, let’s get one thing straight: I cannot stand coffee shops and restaurants where it feels like both the staff and the customers are judging you because you don’t fit in with their independent artisan coffee artist aesthetic. Do you know what I mean? You totally know what I mean.
One of the things I love about BTP is that this is never the case. There’s always such a range of people there – students, families, retired couples, young professionals – so there’s never any pressure to look or act a certain way (or drink your coffee a certain way, for that matter).
BTP’s interior is very well thought out – it’s very spacious, practical and informal, but with immaculate attention to detail. The wonderful thing about BTP is that it’s as informal as you make it.
The menu has the perfect balance between plenty of choice but not too much choice. Everything is made fresh to order and you can taste it – from the smoothies to the full English.
My favourite drinks at BTP are the green raw veg smoothie (spinach, cucumber, banana, chia seeds, apple juice and lime) and their take on the iced latte (they add avocado for creaminess – it’s actually delicious, trust me).
This time I went for the ‘sweetcorn hash’, which (as you can see) is served with halloumi, poached eggs, avocado, salsa, coriander and a sweet, delicious dressing.
The Boston Tea Party is the perfect place whether you’re out in town and need a snack, only in Birmingham for a couple of hours and want a coffee and some cake, catching up with friends over brunch, or grabbing something fresh and filling on your lunch break.