In case you didn’t notice, Autumn is pretty much in full swing now. With the weather getting colder, and the skies looking bleaker, what better way to warm up than with a hot coffee and a delicious cake. If you’re also looking for some delicious hot food and to save some money, then look no further than our three picks below…
Lunchi (10% discount with JQ card)
Located right in the heart of the Jewellery Quarter, Lunchi has 30 years of invaluable experience, and boasts home-made/locally sourced food, which gives it that personal feel and unquestionable quality. They serve Italian coffee, and their bread is freshly baked just down the road, so what better way to spend a chilly day if you’re having a relaxing Autumn stroll in the Jewellery Quarter. With the ever-changing menu you’ll never get bored on repeat visits, and just as a tip we recommend the handmade pork pies, frittata or chilli to warm you whilst you sip on your delicious coffee. There’s also the option to build your own lunch, by choosing what you want at the deli counter, and the friendly staff will add it to your lunch.
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Soda Bread Café (10% discount with JQ card)
Soda Bread is run by owner Elisabeth Kennedy, and there’s a real family feel when you sit in the quaint café which is located at St Paul’s Square. The menu comprises of hearty German and Irish dishes, which is a testament to Elisabeth’s family heritage. You can also grab a full English breakfast, and choose from the teas, coffees and wines on the menu. There’s also the option to have yourself a bespoke sandwich or baguette, Elisabeth and her lovely team will make you a lunch that is tailored specifically to your taste. If you’re looking to save money, then this is the place for you, as the prices are great, and that’s even before you get your discount for having a JQ card!
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Saint Kitchen/ Shots by Saint (10% discount at both with JQ card)
Also located at St Paul’s Square is Saint Kitchen which is an independent coffee shop. The food menu consists of a good range for people of all tastes, including European options, such as the Spanish butter eggs, more traditional British options like porridge, granola, pancakes and bagels, and modern touches such as the smashed avocado which is part of the brunch menu. In terms of hot drinks there is a great selection such as mochas, lattes and different types of filter coffees for the more hard-core coffee lovers.
Also, be sure not to miss their sister store, Shots by Saint, who specialise in espressos and take away coffee, ideal for grabbing a drink on the go if you’re too busy to sit around and admire the surroundings. They also serve breakfast, brunch and lunch, as well as delicious homemade cakes.
So there you have it, our pick for some great places to get your caffeine fix and to gaze out at the fallen leaves, at what is probably the loveliest time of year to sit in the comfortable setting of a coffee shop. If you are the proud owner of a JQ card (which can be purchased for just £9 for one card, or £15 for two), then you have the added bonus of getting a 10% discount at all of these fine establishments! Get your JQ card here