When Urban rocketed into Birmingham’s scene back in 2009, it brought with it a whole new coffee experience. Pioneers of “the third wave of coffee”, Urban dedicate their craft to seriously good espresso blends and single estate coffees by using the latest equipment, high-quality beans and experienced baristas.
As with all coffee, it begins with the beans. Urban have forged a brilliant partnership with Origin, a small batch roaster based in Cornwall. Powered by the perfect blend of passion, precision, curiosity and caffeine, the Origin Roastery unite their knowledge and instinct to roasting next level coffee. They’re good eggs too, and buy directly from farmers, paying 50% over Fairtrade prices without exception. This means that your coffee is fully traceable (from farm to cup), and promotes a positive culture and workflow. The result: a beautiful cup of coffee that tastes good and does good.
But it’s not all about coffee; Urban also nail their food menu. With their doors open daily for breakfast and brunch, you can swing by for granola, smashed avocado and even American-style pancakes. For lunch, the team serve up a bountiful selection of freshly prepared, seasonal eats including a range of bagels and sandwiches (order the Moroccan spiced lamb pulled lamb focaccia) alongside generously sized salads. There’s plenty of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options too, so it’s the perfect joint for everyone to hangout.
And on Saturdays and Sundays, they’ve got an extra special treat in-store: the Urban Bottomless Brunch. Tuck in to one of their brunch mains, and indulge in unlimited pastries, endless rounds of toasts, and ceaseless teas and coffees. But the crème de la crème of the Urban Bottomless Brunch is the limitless number of Bloody Marys, Bucks Fizz, Espresso Martinis, Prosecco or Peach Bellinis you can get your mitts on. If there’s a better way to start the weekend, we’ve never heard of it.
Urban are in the know when it comes to serving premium coffee and flawless feeds.