Birmingham's best independent bakeries

What better way to support local businesses than by getting yourself a slice of something tasty? Have your cake and eat it too with our guide to the best independent bakeries in and around Birmingham.

1. Pause Coffee Shop and Bakery

Home of the Cinnabuffin (pictured below), Pause is a café at Unit 2 King's Court in King's Heathoffering a whole host of cakes, brownies, blondies and sweet treats. Pop by to slow down, pause, and enjoy a sugar fix.

2.The Milkcake Man

In the heart of Kings Heath, The MilkCake Man offers relief for those that suffer with a seriously sweet-tooth. Think unusual flavours of soft serve (anyone for Piña Colada, charcoal coconut, matcha, or bubblegum?) and a menu of milk cakes (as the name suggests) topped and filled with anything your heart desires.

3. Medicine Bakery

Fancy a cronut and a coffee? Then Medicine Bakery is the perfect place to go. With two locations, on New St and in The Mailbox, this place is only a stone's throw from our City Centre Campus and offers plenty of artisan bakes to cater to every need.

5. The Early Bird Bakery

Boasting coffee, cake and brunch for eat-in or takeaway service, Early Bird (located on Kings Heath high street), offers pastries, cakes and savouries which are baked daily in-house using locally sourced ingredients wherever possible.

6. Bread Collection 

Bread Collection is a bakery and café based in the beautiful setting of the Great Western Arcade. The cakes and pastries are so tasty!

7. Caneat

Their strapline says it all - 'We serve good food. We serve good drinks. We sell nice things'. Alongside an impressive brunch and lunch menu, Caneat serve up a host of bakes. Some notable favourites include Miso Caramel Sponge & Apple Custard and Courgette & Chocolate.

8. Cherry Reds

Not quite a bakery, but somewhere with great bakes, Cherry Reds is an independent bar on John Bright Street, near New Street Station. Pop in, and grab a cupcake with your pint.

So whether you're looking for a traditional cake or something more unusual, Birmingham's independent bakeries are sure to have all your needs covered.

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