Have a break from Christmas shopping. Visit the top coffee shops in the city

We’ve all been guilty of leaving our Christmas shopping until the last minute. If you’re one of those people, don’t panic – we’ve compiled a list of our favourite coffee shops to keep your energy levels up while you make that final dash!


Bullring – Muffin Break (Upper Level)

Muffin Break

Sandwiches, cakes, cookies and pastries! There are a variety of treats to enjoy at Muffin Break. If you’re stopping for a quick drink, try the ice cold frappés or milkshakes, or the Christmas specials which include salted caramel latte and gingerbread latte. We recommend trying one of Muffin Break’s Christmas sandwiches if you’re feeling peckish.


Caffé Concerto – Grand Central

Caffe Concerto

Take a break and relax at this upmarket Italian patisserie. Located on the first floor of Grand Central, choose from a range of hot beverages and treat yourself to one of the delicious Italian-style gateaux, pastries or ice creams all freshly made in store. Caffé Concerto also serves a range of sandwiches, quiches and savoury snacks to enjoy.


Six Eight Kafé – Temple Row


Voted one of the top 50 coffee shops in the UK by the Independent, Six Eight Kafé is one of the largest independent artisan coffee shops in the Midlands. Serving an acclaimed range of coffee, speciality teas and artisan food,Six Eight Kafé is the place to unwind if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city.


Faculty Coffee – Piccadilly Arcade


Described as ‘a lab for coffee making’ by Time Out, Faculty Coffee is the ideal place for all coffee lovers to explore a variety of espressos including popular blends, Sweet Shop and Red Brick. Just a stone’s throw from Grand Central, Faculty Coffee also provides a selection of loose teas and homemade treats, not forgetting the delicious Madagascan hot chocolate!


Café Costes – Newhall Street

Cafe Costes

Featuring a great selection of hot beverages and deli style food, Café Costes is an independent café in the heart of Birmingham. So enjoy a mean cappuccino, and don’t forget to visit the contemporary art gallery on your way out.


Coffee Lounge – Navigation Street


Get in to the Christmas spirit with Coffee Lounge’s winter warming drinks and lunch time specials, including the turkey, cranberry and stuffing ciabatta. If you’ve still got room, we recommend trying the homemade mince pies!


Yorks Espresso Bar – Great Western Arcade


If you fancy something a little different, visit Yorks Espresso Bar. It’s the first coffee shop in the UK to serve cold coffee. Yes you heard right, the owners of the new espresso bar have built a beer-style keg system. The kegerator serves coffee from a tap which has been brewed for 14 hours! They also serve a range of green juices and freshly made sandwiches.


There are a range of coffee shops to visit in the city. Find more here: www.shoppinginbirmingham.com/directory

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