This year promises to be one of our busiest Easters yet as we’ve got all sorts kicking off over the weekend!
You may already be aware that we are massive fans of the app that allows you to pay with your mobile, Droplet. So, this Easter we’re trying to get more of you to love it as much as we do and the lovely folks at Droplet are offering a FREE £5 top up on your account when you download Droplet for the first time. Just come into either our Church St or Harborne emporiums to download the app and receive your voucher! What’s more, if you use that £5 to spend with us during the Easter weekend, you will receive a BOGOF voucher for any of our Drinks for Grown Ups! You lucky things you!
Our friends over at Urban Cycles will also be doing a weekend-long Easter Egg Hunt. Go for a cycle, get photos with the hidden eggs, post to Facebook, show your Urbanista and you’ll get a free americano (for the grown-ups) or an Easter egg (for the kids!) For more info, check out their blog.
As well as all that, we’ve also decided that Sunday no longer exists. Sunday shall now be forever known as Cake Day! If you buy a coffee & cake from any of our emporiums Monday-Saturday, you will receive a BOGOF voucher for any slice of cake that can be used any Sunday!
Harborne’s Music Quiz
As Easter Monday is still a Monday, we shall also be hosting our weekly Music Quiz at Harborne, 7pm-9pm. Our lovely Lydia will put your music knowledge to the test and if you’re not that knowledgable, it’s ok as you can always have a cocktail or two to drown your sorrows!!
So here’s to a great Easter Bank Holiday Weekend! See you at ours :)
We are so excited about summer (generally) AND when we got the email from the guys at Hilarious Comedy offering us the chance to host the fantastic comics Tom Stade(Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week andMcIntyre’s Comedy Road Show) and Lucy Porter(Mock the Week, Have I Got News For You, Never Mind The Buzzcocks) in their Edinburgh Festival Preview Shows we couldn’t control our excitement!!
So, on Sunday 20th July, we are really going all out for this one! We are going to be having festival inspired eats like pulled chicken burgers & chargrilled corn on the cob as well as a fully licensed bar and pre-show DJ. This is a great chance to see some great comics in an intimate show!
Compered by the hilarious Ryan Gough, the gig starts at 8pm, with drinks, eats and music from 4pm. Tickets are £15 and even includes your first drink – good lord you’re being spoiled!
Much to the staff’s dismay (yeah right…!) Hannah, the M.D. had almost a month off to go travelling-it’s a hard life, eh?! However, she did manage to take some time reviewing some amazing coffee shops whilst she was away, so here’s what she discovered!
Han’s first stop was in Melbourne and she had high expectations for this city as its reputation for being big on coffee and brunch had preceded her visit. Luckily, it more than lived up to its hype as Han ploughed her way through many brunches and incredible cups of coffee! Her favourite was in South Yarra, called ‘Picnic’, with a laid back vibe (as you would expect from the Aussies!) and an avocado smash with smoked salmon and pesto brunch to die for. Watch this space as you may be seeing a few more avocado based dishes on our menu at the #JQ this summer!
Perth was next for Han which proved to be another great city of coffee. Fremantle, just outside of Perth was a fantastic old town with beautiful architecture and more great cafe’s dotted about. However, the best cup of coffee was to be had in the city centre itself, in a small shopping arcade by a company called ‘Llama Espresso’. Great service, no fuss, just a fantastic tasting espresso with a very cute take away cup logo!
The surprise for Han whilst she was away turned out to be Chiang Mai. Having read that Chiang Mai was great for coffee, she was aware there was a coffee scene there, but just how good it would be she had very much underestimated. The coffee plantation in Chiang Mai is just 2 hours outside of the city, however no tuk tuk or taxi driver was willing to take her up there due to the roads being too treacherous-now that’s saying something considering some of the roads they deem to be safe! Luckily though, there were plenty of coffee shops around the city that served both their home grown coffee as well as more adventurous ones. The best that Han came across was Ristr8to, where Australian and Thailand Latte Art Competition winners reside. Their signature blend of Ethiopian, PNG and Brazilian beans had an amazing strong body with a good hit of sweetness that Han loves. She’s even brought a bag back with her and potentially may share it with some of the Urbanistas, but only if they’re very very good ;)
We source our coffee beans from locations all over the world. With a clear focus on quality and service, you can sample our wonderful drinks in one of our café emporiums, purchase our fresh-ground coffee beans in our online store.
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