Ok, okay so I’ve blogged before on Birmingham’s ‘Loaf”. I’ve written on the fantastic bakery, cookery school and the great work that Tom & team are undertaking to “To promote real food and healthy living in Birmingham, and build community through food”. However Loaf has never featured as one of my ‘Little Food Finds’ so on my recent trip to Birmingham’s neighborhood of Stirchley, I decided to put that right. The main reason for the review now, is that alongside the Real Bread bakery, ‘Loaf’ are now offering (Tuesday-Friday); lunches, teas, coffees and if you get there in time, cakes in the afternoon.
Not exactly a full blown cafe, but more than a grab and go, Loaf offers a lunch special and a place to perch. The menu changes daily with fresh dishes made from scratch in the Loaf kitchens. There is a heavy focus on bread with delicious accompaniments like daal or soup but also specials like savoury flans or pizzas.
On the day I visited Loaf, I arrived at afternoon tea time parched! So was overjoyed to find that tea at Loaf means loose leaf! Brewed in an ‘ingenuiTEA’ and accompanied by a freshly baked cinnamon bun (all soft and sticky with a caramelized bottom) I was one weary traveller made very happy.
If you are based in Birmingham, or like me sidetracked to Stirchley, definitely take time to stop at ‘Loaf’ for… well a loaf of Birmingham’s best bread, lunch or a great cuppa.
1421 Pershore Road