Rufus is slowly turning into a city loving pooch. At the back end of last year, we started braving the train into trips into Birmingham to try and suss out all the dog friendly places we can. After a few trips into Birmingham, last week decided to check out dog friendly Boston Tea Party in Edgbaston.
Boston Tea Party kindly invited us to check out it’s Pinterest dream cafe. Located just at the top of Broad Street, it was around 15 minute walk from New Street station [perfect to tire out little dogs]. Easy to find, we were greeted by the very welcoming staff who happily showed us to our table.
The decor of Boston Tea Party is a dream; it’s extremely light and airy with splashes of green. It is very contemporary; imagine whites, pinks, blues and greens with wooden floors. It’s a dream for any dog owner, not having to worry too much about muddy paws. Spanning across 3 rooms, there’s plenty of places to hide yourself, whether you’re having a sociable or working lunch. Dogs are welcome through out the cafe and there is no place they cannot go. We chose to tuck ourselves away in the conservatory area with Rufus laying happily under the table.
What is a lazy Sunday without a great cup of coffee? Being the caffeine addicted millenials we are, Boston Tea Party did a great latte complete with fancy latte art. We also tried out their chocolate milkshakes going for a dark and white chocolate one. Mixed with avocado to give the milkshake the thickness, it was wonderfully moreish, with the dark chocolate being both of our favourites.
After a late night of wedding admin, we both wanted something wonderfully carby and happy. I went from the Croque Monsieur, which was 2 of my favourite things: cheese and bread. The french dish was covered in a flavoursome bechamel sauce, with thick pieces of ham and full of gorgeous cheddar cheese. Very filling with a side of their super thin french fries. Ant went for the Cuban sandwich, served on a cripsy panini full of all the meats possible; roast pork, ham and smothered in cheese, dijon mustard.
You can’t go to Boston Tea Party without trying one of their cakes. The cakes are baked fresh on site and they have a big variety from chocolate brownies to carrot cake. We tried out a brownie and their forrero roche like cake, the ambassador. The Ambassador was a firm favourite between us – especially after a huge lunch. If you can’t fit cake in, you can take them home for afterwards!
We spent the rest of our afternoon catching up and being thankful of escaping a day of crazy wedding planning. With Rufus snuggled up on the hair besides us, he was happily people watching and trying to catch people’s attention for fuss. He happily received a lot of attention too; people smiling at him as they passed.
Thank you so much for Boston Tea Party for inviting us down – we had a fabulous time and a really lovely Sunday together, and it was made even better by not having to leave Rufus behind!