Coffee & Cakes


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Coffee, without it we would be lost. It’s what keeps the world running and chaos at bay, whilst at the same time tasting delicious! Yet it is so hard nowadays to find a decent cup of coffee. With the same high street coffee chains sprouting up all over England, becoming the fast-food equivalent of the coffee world and creating ‘mono-streets’, it’s getting increasingly difficult to tell one cup of coffee from the next. Not only is this boring but it also means that it’s getting harder and harder for true coffee-fanatics to get their daily fix. “It’s time to fight back”, that’s what Huey said – and Urban Coffee Company is doing just that.

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Founded by coffee-lovers Amir and Simon and located on Church Street (just around the corner from Snow Hill Station), Urban Coffee Company is dedicated to bringing you great tasting coffee in a classic café environment – with its own unique twist. Serving a blend of Brazilian, Guatemalan and Rwandan beans in a variety of coffee forms to suit your individual preferences (be it cappuccino, latte, espresso, mocha, piccolo or flat white), Urban Coffee Company offers superb coffee rich in flavour and artistically presented. Whilst the wide selection of coffees available might seem daunting to those first-timers who are just getting into their coffee, the friendly and vibrant staff are more than willing to take the time to explain the different coffees to you and to recommend their personal favourites; with the great range of coffee available being perfect for those veterans of the coffee game who enjoy a change every now and then.

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However, if coffee isn’t really your thing and you just want somewhere to pass the time with your friends or have a bite to eat then fear not – Urban Coffee Company also offers a variety of alternatives to coffee and a great selection of bagels, sandwiches, croissants and delicious cakes to go with them. With the upstairs area playing host to a number of couches and bean-bags (strategically placed next to the windows for the people-watchers among you) and the downstairs representing a traditional café layout with its hardwood floors and intimate seating, Urban Coffee Company is the perfect place to catch up with friends or meet someone for the first time.

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Offering porridge and toast with a selection of spreads in the morning, and a variety of bottled beers and wines to enjoy in the evening, Urban Coffee Company is also ideal for those wanting a quick breakfast before work or a relaxing drink with colleagues at quitting-time. Hosting weekly popular events, including a book club and a movie night, and rewarding regular customers with a free coffee on their ninth visit via their loyalty card, it is plain to see how Urban Coffee Company has inspired such a loyal fan-base – one which is increasing on a daily basis.

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With an emporium located in the Jewellery Quarter and another in Harborne, Urban Coffee Company is proof that the franchises can be fought and is flying the flag for the independents. So if you are a true coffee fanatic then Urban Coffee Company is definitely for you!

Now offering Independent Birmingham Membership Card holders any Medium Hot Drink & Cake for £4.50 (Mon-Fri) [JQ & Church St], 20% off Brunch on Saturday and Sunday [Church St only], buy a Bloody Mary or Bucks Fizz for just £3.50 when purchasing any meal from the Brunch Menu (JQ & Church St) – you can check them out online at or on Twitter: @urbancoffeeco.


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