When food looks as good as Caneat’s eggs Gochujang with bacon, you almost don’t want to spoil it by taking a bite. But we know how good it tastes.
A stone’s throw away from Bournville station, Caneat has hit Birmingham’s food scene head on with its vibrant brunches, straight-talking lunches, fierce cakes and soul warming coffee. It all started with a guy named Dominic and his passion for quality, inspirational and heart-warming eats (in particular, his nan’s cakes); with a dedicated team by his side, the Caneat crew are delivering this ethos with a bountiful menu of delights.
On the brunch menu, you’ll find a whole mix of plates (which vary depending on seasonality), including broccoli and scrambled eggs on thick-cut sourdough, and the aforementioned eggs Gochujang. Then there’s the lunch: on colder days, Caneat serve winter warmers such as Pork Chops with beans in a rich green sauce; when it’s hot, you can pick up dishes like hummus and roast courgette, with pickles & pumpkin Seeds. Everything is made from scratch by the team and uses local, seasonal produce (such as meat from Farmer Tom Jones, and beers from Birmingham Brewing Co.).
The Caneat team has a class baker on its side too (that's Jodie), who provides most of their sweet treats. Much like everything else on offer at Caneat, the cakes are a sight to behold: colourful and with a home-baked charm, each and every bite will remind your sweet tooth just how good life can get. All of the cakes we’ve sampled have been absolute belters, but the show-stopping tiramasu and chewy brownies are right up there with our favourites.
On the odd Friday and Saturday evening, Caneat also hosts some impeccable supper clubs and it’s well worth keeping an eye out on their social media channels to find out when the next one is (and to fill your feed with good looking food). One of the latest events saw a menu consisting of jerk pork belly with mango salsa, lamb faggots with gravy and dripping toast, and tenderstem broccoli in miso butter. They also sling some top notch cocktails, so negroni fans and Aperol spritz lovers can get their fix alongside quality eats.
An unforgettable gem in Birmingham’s food scene - a trip to Caneat is needed immediately.