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Are there any cycle/cyclist friendly venues in and around Birmingham and Solihull you'd recommend?

Having taken up cycling in the last few months, I was hoping to combine it with another of my hobbies;Full to the Brum, a food and drink blog for the area.  I wanted to compile a list of cycle/cyclist friendly places that people could cycle out to for coffee and cake or lunch, but as I'm still getting the hang of cycling I tend to go to the same few places.  I wondered if any of you had any further recommendations other than these...

Gorilla Coffee Café, Kings Heath

Cranked Cycle Café, Digbeth

Windmill Cafe at Waseley Hills

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Manor House Tea Rooms, Earlswood Lakes Craft Centre Wood Lane 

happy to give you credit and link to a website/blog/twitter once the page on Full to the Brum is sorted. And I'll keep adding to it as my cycling adventures take me further!

Thanks
Laura

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Ok, scrub packington moor....hs2 has just landed on top of it :-(

Berry's Cafe (on Newlands Bishop Farm) out by Catherine De Barnes is nice, it's ran as a training facility for people with learning disabilities. There's the cafe and a farm with various livestock. Some nice country cycling around there too....

Website...  Berrys Cafe

I've just realised I have pictures ...

https://twitter.com/ShivajiShivaLaw/status/895964698075705344 

Shivaji Shiva said:

Heading South along the canal towpath towards Worcester, it is worth a stop in Stoke Prior for the Priory Cafe:  http://www.thepriorycafe.co.uk/

Have we had the Boston Tea Party in Corporation St?  Handy location, bike racks outside, great coffee and cake.

Seems to be becoming the venue for informal Big Birmingham Bikes meetings ;-)

Droitwich, in the shopping centre, several cafes but the cappuccino and the porridge are excellent at Coffee#1.


That would be this place ... m/ShivajiShivaLaw/status/916695602867720192
doug salmon said:

Droitwich, in the shopping centre, several cafes but the cappuccino and the porridge are excellent at Coffee#1.

After Saturday I'm saying that the Garden Room in Cannon Hill Park should be off the list of places worth a visit.  Group of hungry cyclists roll up, order simple food such as beans on toast, egg on toast, etc and then have to wait over an hour for it to come.  To add insult to injury two people's food had to be sent back as it was so bad!  It's not as though the place was heaving at the seems or anything!  And there was no warning about the wait when ordering.

I was there, and noted that you were struggling.  They are really good for cakes, coffee and ice cream. I don't think they have the staff to handle large numbers of hot food orders.

Yeah, I've lead rides from there in the past that have been delayed by the speed of hot food, though I attributed it to the proliferation of Parkrun types.

I think it is just the way they are.  I tend to go there rather than the MAC for snackage as I favour a sausage and egg sandwich over organic goat's cheese but beware if there are more than two orders.  They are fine for tea and buns

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