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Yorks, food, brunch
Photograph: Sal Maxuda

Time Out says

5 out of 5 stars

Buzzy café that's in its element during its absurdly popular weekend brunch sessions

Anyone who claims that New Street Station is the busiest place in Birmingham hasn’t been to Yorks at the weekend. Here, hungry Brummies tuck into brunch in stripped-back, industrial-styled surroundings well into the afternoon.

Choose from a breakfast bar that includes homemade granola, bagels and as much freshly baked bread as you can get down you, and an extensive range of egg-based brekkies. Our pick is the measured heat of the shakshuka – baked eggs in sweet harissa peppers, tomatoes, coriander and lime yogurt. That said, it’s always a toss up between the Israeli staple and Yorks’ house beans, which come in their own well-worn tin and served with thick-cut sourdough bread and a perfect poached egg. 

Expect a smiley welcome, steamed-up windows and a buzzy crowd. And if you can’t immediately find a seat, walk to the back – behind a partial wall, there’s seating for about eight.


1-3 Newhall Street
B3 3NH
Opening hours:
Mon-Tue: 7.30am-8pm; Wed-Fri 7.30am-9pm; Sat 8.30am-9pm; Sun 9.30am-6pm
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