Having a fabulous bank holiday weekend? I hope so! It’s only Sunday evening and I’m already exhausted, luckily I have another day to relax.
What have I been up to so far? Well this weekend in the Midlands we have Birmingham Pride which is one of my all time favourite events of the year. The city is alight with rainbow flags aplenty and an amazingly upbeat atmosphere, I usually go along for the whole weekend worth of events and loads of partying but due to being a bit poor at the moment I opted for just going along to watch the parade and a bit of a boogie in the street. It was suffice for this year but next year I promise to be right back on it!
After loads of street dancing I’d built up a good ol’ appetite so fancied a good bit of breakfast. I was racking my brains for where to go and then I remembered that I’d had Cherry Red’s on John Bright Street recommended to me a few times by friends and was still yet to give it a try so we decided to take a wander over to see if they could fulfill our breakfast desperation (even though it was well after midday!).
Result!! It turned out they do an All Day Breakfast menu and let me just say, it’s an absolute belly buster! If you’re looking for dainty, posh weekend nosh, this place ain’t for you; however if you’re after a good feeding after a night of partying or just something to keep you fueled for a weekend of fun times then I insist that you give this place a visit.
From a good old full English Brekkie, a number of vegan options to American pancake stacks dripping in goey, sickly sweet maple syrup there’s something for everybody to kick off their weekend with a full tum.
I opted for the ‘Big Red Bagel’ stuffed with vegetarian sausages and halloumi with an order of ‘American Style Pancakes’ topped with whipped cream, strawberries and banana to finish me off for afters whilst my friend ordered an absolutely gut smashing English breakfast with a round of pancakes thrown in the middle (it doesn’t seem to be on the online menu but it’s definitely on their menu at the cafe).
Believe it or not, my eyes were indeed bigger than my belly and I had to surrender towards the end of my pancake stack.
After a 10 minute chill out to let our food go down we built up the motivation to waddle off, suitably stuffed and of course fully prepped to spend the rest of the day in a food coma!
If you’re popping along to Birmingham and you’re in the mood for a good breakfast or a lovely lunch I urge you to check out Cherry Red’s! You won’t be disappointed.