The wonderful goddess Leslie Knope once proclaimed ‘why would anyone eat anything besides breakfast food?’ And I am inclined to agree. Savoury and sweet, breakfast and/or brunch offers up the best choices of dishes. And the other weekend I enjoyed an early Galentine’s brunch with some lovely Brum Bloggers at Boston Tea Party.
It was a grey and rainy Saturday, George and I got stuck in traffic on the way to brunch and the week had been long. But when we arrived at the wonderfully spacious Edgbaston branch of Boston Tea Party, I was immediately at ease. I was also hungry and hugely looking forward to brunch and my fill of breakfast food after running my second 30 min 5k at Parkrun!
Now as I’ve explained before I’m not really a coffee drinker, but I am open to trying things. Coffee at Boston Tea Party has just been shaken up and we were given the low down on the new offerings. There’s a new house blend, accompanied by a rotating guest coffee (I think it changes every month or so!) Extract Coffee created the house coffee, which has notes of cocoa, honeycomb and black cherries. I tried the house as a Mocha and really enjoyed it. The coffee complemented the chocolate. It made a really creamy mocha and I actually finished my drink! The current guest is Mexican Terruño Nayarita Espresso, which is marketed as a fruity coffee and tastes like yogurt when served with milk. I didn’t try this, but the girls who did were all in agreement with the tasting notes. I just stuck to tea after my mocha!
Boston Tea Party now serve brunch and breakfast all day, and they have a few new menu options to celebrate. Including a porridge (not really my bag) and some more savoury options (my kinda thing). Although I must admit, having not had it before, I went with an old favourite for my brunch. The Sweetcorn Hash with extra bacon (because bacon). Which was sweet from the tomato salsa, spicy from chilli flakes, salty from the halloumi and my eggs were perfectly poached. I honestly could have this every day and would recommend it to anyone!
The others all went for one of the new dishes, the Cheddar and Jalapeño Cornbread with some adding chorizo to the dish. The cornbread is topped with a fried egg, smashed avocado, spicy salsa, yogurt and maple syrup. It looked wonderful and I’m still a bit jealous, but my choice was awesome none the less. I think I’ll have to order this next time just to try!
To finish we were treated to a ludicrous selection of cake on a platter. At this point I was full to bursting. But I did eat a lot of the raspberry mallow bar, the freeze dried raspberry took some sweetness away from the mallow and I seriously enjoyed! Next time I will give the Swish Roll a go.
Overall I had a great time at Boston Tea Party. There’s nothing like a good old chinwag with lovely ladies. Breakfast food is also super wonderful! Thanks to Jack the manager for being so hospitable and looking after us. I loved that the staff really knew the menu and were able to talk to us at length about the dishes, the coffee and the ethos of Boston Tea Party.
Are you a fellow worshipper of breakfast food? Have you checked out Boston Tea Party? Let me know in the comments,
P.S. Our brunch at Boston Tea Party was complimentary in return for an honest review. As ever all words, photos and opinions are my own.
P.P.S. The Edgbaston branch of Boston Tea Party is located at 30 Harborne Rd, Birmingham B15 3AA.