Trend-setting coffee bar for discerning Joe-drinkers, which serves booze in the evening and sandwiches, pastry and cakes throughout the day
Opened in 2009, Urban’s Church Street emporium set the blueprint for Birmingham coffee culture, bringing the values of London's independent scene to the city and a standard that many indies have followed.
Testament to its popularity, Urban opens seven days a week, and is used by everyone from office types having a morning meeting to on-the-hoof freelancers quietly working away, to folks just wanting a glorious coffee and a slice of cake. Its two floors are a thriving hive of community; a snapshot of Brummie diversity.
Coffee is served with friendly attentiveness by knowledgable baristas, and comes from Origin Roasters in Cornwall. There's also a brew bar rotating single origins on v60 and aeropress. There's also booze, including bottled beers, wine and cocktails, plus Bloody Marys and Bucks Fizz throughout the week.
Food offerings include sourdough toast from the local Thirteen Bakery, porridge, a full 'Urban Brekkie' and a a 'bottomless brunch' at weekends.