Canalside Cafe

  • Ray W.
    "staff,Canal feel about the pub."(6 Tips)
    "barmaids with faces like slapped arses"(2 Tips)
    Tugba Y.
    "Atmosphere is cosy when fireplace in action:)"(2 Tips)
    Sharon M.
    "Mulled cider, mulled wine, and a fireplace sums it up."(2 Tips)
35 Tips and reviews
  • canal
  • fireplaces
  • cake
  • cider
  • cozy
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  • Colm L.
    Colm LinehanAugust 17
    Lovely place on the canal, with good beers and cider and ATROCIOUS food. Come for drinks. Do not eat.
  • Ray W.
    Ray WilkesJuly 30
    Dogs allowed,good food & red wine,friendly staff,Canal feel about the pub. Lovely will go back again
  • Emma S.
    Emma S.July 11
    They have a big vegetarian menu and dishes like the cream of cauliflower w/ cheese
  • Andrea H.
    This must have changed hands since some of the previous comments. Helpful barman. Nice curries under a fiver only 2 beers on tonight & 2 ciders but busy. Don't take credit cards though unfortunately
  • Carl G.
    Carl GriffinNovember 23, 2015
    Lovely canalside cafe. Love the slow pace of life here.
  • Cesia F.
    Cesia FloresMay 30, 2015
    Cozy cafe just by the canal where you can have a nice cup of tea or coffee with organic and vegan-friendly cakes!
  • Antonio
    AntonioNovember 26, 2014
    Come here for the view and for a pint, food is ok/below average. If you're in groups larger than 2, good luck with finding a table / seats.
  • Jess
    JessNovember 2, 2014
    Newly renovated with updated, veggie friendly menu
  • Jasleen R.
    Jasleen RajuMarch 20, 2014
    Ok ok okokok
  • Carlos G.
    Carlos GarcíaFebruary 11, 2014
    Great location and service. Food is ok although its elaboration is not that great.
  • Iván F.
    Iván FaríasDecember 22, 2013
    Credit cards accepted, but only for amounts over £10
  • Sharon M.
    Sharon MahJune 22, 2013
    Small, cozy, and a bit ramshackle-y, but it's quiet, along the canal, and away from the crowds. Mulled cider, mulled wine, and a fireplace sums it up.
  • Lucie B.
    Lucie BeauvaisApril 18, 2013
    Too expensive for what it is. Just go somewhere else, will always be cheaper, and the waitress will be nicer!
  • Clive 'Swampy' D.
    Clive 'Swampy' DaveyApril 14, 2013
    Good selection of real ales I'm trying to work my way through.
  • Jon I.
    Jon IzzardApril 9, 2013
    Toilets from out of the ark, if looking, just follow your nose. A
  • Jon I.
    Jon IzzardApril 9, 2013
    Staffed by Germans which is reflected in the very slow service where everything is too much trouble, and a smile would cause untold damage. If you are prepared to wait however, the beer is excellent.
  • Tugba Y.
    Tugba YilmazFebruary 23, 2013
    Homemade cakes are delicious. Atmosphere is cosy when fireplace in action:)
  • Fursty F.
    Fursty FerretAugust 11, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    4 real ales on in here bar staff have always been alright 2 me only problem is getting a seat outside in the sun
  • Frumps
    FrumpsDecember 28, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Nice place to drink in the summer but food is overpriced and disappointing, and staff are moody.
  • Laura C.
    Laura CrowDecember 13, 2011
    awful service, awful food. scones store bought (not fresh) and overall a massive disappointment. give it a miss.
  • Annie H.
    Annie HallOctober 24, 2011
    Quaint and cosy cafe with small bar for drink and food service. I'd stick with alcoholic drinks though - tea & coffee both watery and not the best I've ever tasted.
  • Nigel L.
    Nigel LuptonOctober 24, 2011
    Great position and nice enough inside but smells a bit of the deep fat fryer
  • Barney
    BarneyAugust 5, 2011
    Quite pleasant sitting outside by the canal, but barmaids with faces like slapped arses and pungent toilets don't help the ambience.
  • James W.
    James WJuly 12, 2011
    Different and chilled out
  • Lee E.
    Lee EdmundsApril 30, 2011
    Staff surly, toilets filthy
  • Mike C.
    Mike CaineMarch 28, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Nice location, decent food and beer, but fairly charmless and surly foreign staff. A smile would go a long way but have never seen one in several visits.
  • Fausta
    FaustaFebruary 18, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Try a snake bite!
  • Ade B.
    Ade BradshawNovember 5, 2010
    Lots of great veggie food and very good ales
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LefevreSeptember 7, 2010
    I enjoyed having a drink here. Very cosy inside but small
  • brian c.
    brian cargillAugust 23, 2010
    This is one of Birmingham's hide gems
  • Alexandre R.
    Alexandre RotenbergAugust 6, 2010
    Watch out for the cider - strong!
  • Lee C.
    Lee CottonAugust 4, 2010
    Nice beer. Try jumping the canal. It's calling you!
  • Orsi S.
    One of the nicest cafes in Birmingham, just order a drink and chil at the canalside.. Try their nachos! YUM!!!
  • Dan D.
    Dan DaviesApril 25, 2010
    Really cosy place to visit around Christmas. Mulled wine and mince pie fun.
  • Stuart D.
    Stuart DavisApril 24, 2010
    Check out the arsey barmaids, service without a smile, or any sort of manners!
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