Medicine Bakery, based on New Street, is an artisan bakery and cafe. They also have a venue in Wolverhampton. Their space in Birmingham looks small from the outside, with a display of freshly baked bread. Once inside, it expands into a large bright gallery, which often hosts events such as art exhibits and vintage markets. It is a relaxing and serene space that is made even better by their selection of bakes, coffees and food.

Firstly, I would like to discuss the coffee. They have a great coffee machine and when we asked about it, the barista was more than happy to show us the machine up-close and discuss the advantages of their machine.

Their coffee was stunning – not bitter, which meant I didn’t even need to add sugar. The barista was hugely talented with latte art, too.

Next, I moved onto the vast breakfast and brunch menu. There were many items I wanted to try but I settled on the Halloumi and Bacon breakfast sandwich and the Smoked Haddock Benedict. The breakfast sandwich was stunning – it had halloumi, bacon, avocado, and chilli jam on a fresh brioche bun. The flavours were great – the chilli jam really complemented the other ingredients. There was plenty of fresh avocado and yummy grilled halloumi. I fell in love with this sandwich.

Then, the Smoked Haddock Benedict. What can I say? Wow. Lovely take on the classic benedict and I am all there for it.

After this lovely brunch and another coffee, I decided to try one of their famous cronuts. The cronut of the week was blackberry pavlova cronut. Everything about this cronut I loved – it almost made me overly emotional because it was so. damn. good. Loved it and would highly recommend their fresh bakes.

My first visit to Medicine Bakery was a success and I have fallen in love with the place. I love that this independent gem is amongst the otherwise commercial restaurants of New Street. A great find. I will definitely be back for more.

For now though, cheers to Medicine Bakery.

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