This was our second visit in a month. We enjoyed it so much the first time that we went back with a large group of friends and family only to enjoy it even more the second time. Although not all the group were vegetarian, everyone loved the food, the relaxed atmosphere and the most exceptionally friendly service.
You feel like you have had an adventure just finding the restaurant! Although only a short walk from the Bull Ring or The Custard Factory, Digbeth is one of the more run down parts of the city but don't let this put you off. The Warehouse Cafe sits above The Friends of the Earth offices and is run as a not for profit, community interest business.
We had virtually everything on the menu, including the specials, and all the food was excellent. We effectively had four courses starting with bowls of plump green olives and mixed bread with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Most of the group then chose the falafels or corn fritters although we also tried the tapenade. All were nicely presented, generous portions with little taste surprises that I will not spoil. Most popular main courses where the hearty burgers of various varieties, halloumi in chip shop style batter and the Curry. We are a family of sharers and tasters and everyone must have tasted everything and agreed that all the dishes were outstanding. We finished with rich chocolate brownies served with berries and ice cream, deconstructed trifle and a rather odd "love it or hate it" chocolate pudding that was the only thing to split opinions within the group. The staff were very careful to highlight the rather eccentric nature of the Kreissler's Pudding.
The Restaurant is not licensed so they are happy if you take your own beer or wine, but there is a great choice of non alcoholic drinks including some wonderful cordials. Rhubarb and Vanilla was our favourite.
The atmosphere is relaxed, informal and friendly. The service is attentive and full of warmth. The restaurant was full, so booking in recommended. There was a mix of couples, small groups and larger family groups.
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