Lewis’s is the friendliest of neighbourhood cafes. Based in the heart of Moseley, it’s been serving the good people that live and call through the area since 2014, providing them with breakfast bites, lunchtime morsels and evening delights.
If you’re looking for a relaxed spot, then this is it. Decorated with kitsch furniture and well light with strings of festoon-style lighting, there’s something very homely about this hangout. By day, it’s all-day brunch menu and light lunch options are guaranteed to power you through the day. We’re talking breakfast plates (including an outstanding mushroom bruschetta), hearty salads (order the roast lemon and 7 spice cauliflower salad if it’s on), and superb sandwiches (you can’t beat a BLT sandwich with avocado). While you’re there, be sure to order a coffee too, made with beans sourced directly from Monmouth Coffee Co. in Bermondsey and organic milk.
The good times at Lewis’s also flow into the evening, with the menu transforming into a bountiful selection of mezze dishes. The menu is always changing to match the seasons and availability of ingredients, but you can expect to find plates like Baby Aubergine Salad with quinoa and tahini dressing, slow roasted crispy pork belly served with a red wine and ginger glaze, and (to wrap it all up) passion fruit meringue tarts. The wine list and cocktail choices are spot on too, with their own twist on a Bellini Prosecco a must try.
When it comes to their ingredients, Lewis’s don’t mess around. Their meat is free ranged, and comes from local supplies including Aubery Allen Butchers and Lashford Sausages. For seafood dishes, fresh deliveries are made to the cafe on a daily basis from M&J seafood (who are MSC certified). And finally, their eggs are free range, and come directly from Worcestershire.
They’re also striving to make efforts to reduce their impact on the environment, and have made plans to put a stop to any landfill waste produced by their actions as soon as possible. So far they already recycle all of their food waste, cardboard, plastics and glass, and only use takeaway cups and packaging that are compostable and biodegradable.
Time spent at Lewis’s is definitely well spent, and its creative approach to meditarrenean dishes and British staples keeps us coming back for more. Next time you’re in the neighbourhood, do yourself a favour and stop by.