West Midlands

Brewsmiths, Birmingham

30 June 2013

Full of cold and short on time, I stumbled into Brewsmiths, a place that came highly recommended and which had been on my ‘hit list’ for some time.

Brewsmiths, Birmingham Brewsmiths, Birmingham

It’s on the edge of Birmingham’s enigmatic Jewellery Quarter, where I used to buy my guitar strings as a student.

Snuggled beneath a railway arch, it’s a genuinely cosy place, with cushions, books, games, cuddly toys and comfy chairs. The staff are brilliant too. All in all, very relaxed and friendly.

Brewsmiths, Birmingham Brewsmiths, Birmingham

It’s also a place for top notch coffee. Co-owner Dave Conroy is a proper coffee geek, in the nicest possible way. He served me up a smashing V60 drip brew – in an interesting mug, I might add.

Dave rotates roasteries. The beans in my cup had made their way from Artisan Roast in Edinburgh.

Brewsmiths, Birmingham Brewsmiths, Birmingham

The combo of artisan coffee and dog-eared scrabble sets is a rare and heady thing.

The world needs more of this kind of place.

Brewsmiths, Birmingham Brewsmiths, Birmingham

I wasn’t entirely compos mentis, and my photos don’t do Brewsmiths justice.

However, I can tell you that Brewsmiths is utterly unpretentious, totally quirky, and easily one of my favourite spots in Birmingham.

Brewsmiths, Birmingham Brewsmiths, Birmingham

Tom


Address
214 Livery St
Birmingham
West Midlands
B3 1EU
Twitter: @Brewsmiths_JQ
Facebook: brewsmiths

We visited on 16 April 2013.

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