If there’s anywhere in Birmingham that’s good for the soul, it’s Ju Ju’s Cafe. Tucked on Canal Square with views across the water, Ju Ju’s is a smooth, tranquil spot that feels far removed from the hustle and bustle of the city; a space to unwind, forget about your to do list, and focus on reclaiming a positive mood.
Run Julia (or Auntie Ju Ju if you’re her young nephew) and her daughter Beatrice, Ju Ju’s is known for its menu of hearty home-cooked meals. It’s feel good food, made by hand in-house using quality produce from ethical sources, and meats from local butcher Russel's of Shenstone. All day, everyday, you’ll find a glorious choice of flawless dishes to pick from, including simple pleasures like their juicy Welsh lamb burger (a nod to the family’s Welsh heritage) and pan-seared pork chops, to rich and warming Irish fish chowders with fresh market fish and shellfish. They even have a fish and chip platter for two, because sharing is caring!
On Saturdays, the place packs out with people looking for a quality brunch. And they’ve come to the right place; Ju Ju’s are expects when it comes to breakfast and brunch plates. Expect mammoth meaty and vegetarian fry-ups with paprika dusted fried eggs and potato hash, alongside luxurious breakfast brioches. They also effortlessly turn out beautifully fluffy pancakes smothered in syrup and a variety of meat and fruit toppings.
Then there are Ju Ju’s famous seasonal roasts, served each and every Sunday. We can’t stop ordering the beautifully marbled roast beef when we stopped by; it’s always cooked to perfection with a melt-in-the-mouth texture. The chicken supreme more than hits the spot too! Each roast is served with a selection of vegetables, a pile of roast potatoes, and a huge yorkshire pudding.
Expect to leave Ju Ju’s with a big grin on your face and your hunger satisfied.