Medicine Bakery - Birmingham

4.5
136 reviews
£25 and under
Breakfast
Medicine was born out of a discovery of abandoned space, of new possibilities and an inquisitive quality for creating something vital and diverse. An artisan bakery and kitchen, café and gallery, which is rooted in its heritage in both Birmingham and Wolverhampton, Medicine represents a new format of social space. It finds its niche through a carefully curated menu of ethical products, whilst offering a daily fix of cultural inspiration in an environment which promotes a debate about art and culture.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 136 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.2
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NatashaM
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall1food1service5ambience5

There was no bread at all.. what kind of a valet doesn’t have bread at 3PM?

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JudeC
Worcestershire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, so very tasty. Definitely recommend

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Sandy
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience3

The food was great, but the service wasn’t. When we had finished, we tried to get the bill from our waiter several times. He seemed to be rushing around a lot, and had a lot to deal with, so I don’t think it’s all his fault.

We went to medicine mainly for their famous cruffins and cronuts. We had booked a table, so when we went in we saw they had a few at the front, and planned to get them after we had our brunch. However, when we went to choose, their weren’t any left! We knew then we should have bought them at the start, but didn’t realise they only made that amount and that was it. Considering it was only 1pm, it was a bit disappointing.

Overall the food was of a great standard, but we wish their were more staff, so we wouldn’t get ignored, and we wish they made more of their special cakes, so we could have tried them before lockdown! 😔

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Natt59
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Really nice cafe with great sourdough bread and comfortable ambience. Price is reasonable and affordable, can't wait to visit again!

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JoannaF
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food with a lovely setting. Lovely atmosphere, been twice now and will be back for more.

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Hungrystudent
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perrfect, as always! The food is delicious and such good value. So nice to support local businesses of really high quality. Feels like an oasis in the city and cakes are lovely too

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Lauren
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience4

I normally love coming to the Medicine Bakery but when we went yesterday the food took over an hour to come (it had been standing for a while so it was cold), it took ages to be seated as people pushed infront of us and the service wasn't as good as usual. It is reasonably expensive and usually I do not mind this as it is a good experience, but this time was not worth it.

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JaneM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food is fantastic, great flavours and a little different to most cafe style establishments.
A lot busier than the last time I was there, just a little too busy in the current circumstances. And the service has suffered a little as a result .
But always worth a visit

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SteveN
China
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great venue. The menu is so good it's hard to pick what to eat! And the cakes - absolutely amazing! My girlfriend and I visited at lunchtime on a Saturday and the service was a little slow at times but it was nothing to put off and we're already planning our next visit!

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MelissaH
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Service here is always slow, got our breakfast before our drinks. Takes awhile to get seated and then order taken.

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AsmaA
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely brilliant .
The food was delicious. The service excellent from all members and special shout out to Luke, he was lovely & kind.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience2

Nice food but you’d think the staff would be more attentive.

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FerayG
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the Cronuts great food definitely recommend the staff were lovely...

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RichardW
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Entrance and the staircase could be more inviting. Once you are upstairs the room is lovely and great ambiance.

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ChehrazadC
London
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was greet ! Booking was smooth. Table provided immediately! Staff are always great and friendly. Food was delicious and served fairly quickly. Overall really good. Amazing bakery.

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Gaynor
London
5 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Love this place. Food excellent. My only criticism was the service was slow, and that’s not down to the staff, they were rushed off their feet. Medicine needs to employ more staff.

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elizabethg
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great brunch menu, food was lovely! The cakes literally go like hot cakes!

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Stephani
London
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, nice and airy dining room. Coffee was lovely!

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NicoleH
Austin
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible as per usual and staff are always attentive.

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RebeccaM
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Lovely find and well worth a visit.
The food was fresh and delicious.
The cakes are huge and amazing!
Service slightly slow, however considering all the restrictions everyone is following I would say it was worth the wait!
We will be visiting again!

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Brummie
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Slow service. The Covid restrictions make it unpleasant due to wearing a mask while having to queue to order cakes at the counter. Should be table service.

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RoxiiK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not a foodie but I really enjoyed the choice the had on the menu even for Vegans! Also loved seeing the photography work on the walls but black female photographers who are based in the UK. There needs to be more places like this!

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OpenTable Diner
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was great!! Service in the restaurant was good. Food was a bit slow coming out, but it was busy so not a problem. Good value and a nice vibe. Worth a visit.

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Japwba
London
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very friendly staff and good quality food as always

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kezwelshsxrwzx
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!!!! Why haven’t I visited before?!? Food was so good and the bakery items looked delicious but I was too full to try them!

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LaurenM
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great service, this was my first visit but definitely won’t be my last!!

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jodie
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing food I had the banana bread and mum had the brioche french toast with maple bacon ! No faults it was perfect ! Coffee was also lovely

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vipMRSun
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great breakfast options but too loud to have business meetings

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Victoria80
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch - the masala eggs were amazing. Different options to your standard breakfast/brunch. Lovely building with a nice buzzy atmosphere

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CarolineN
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quirky and fun, with yummy food. Everyone left happy and full.

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suzannep
London
3 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious! Great menu, everything is home made and lovely! Would definitely recommend

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Lucy
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience1

Amazing food but has a total different vibe to the Codsall one. The staff aren’t as attentive which doesn’t when you can’t leave the table during these times.
Waited 10 mins for drinks 30 mins for food. No sugar offered or brought with tea and then drinks were completely finished by the time breakfast was brought out which isn’t great. Staff are willing to help once you call them over but you feel like you’re annoying them doing that. Noise level is weird, tables are so close together (during the pandemic too?!) that you can hear everything the person next to you is talking about. I had been raving about it for ages so brought my bf here for bf and we left both saying it was average: we’ll stick to the Codsall one.

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SohailK
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Brunch. High recommend food and drinks and take away bakery afterwards!

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DaisyD
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great menu options (including vegetarian and gluten free), and really delicious food in a open, bright and alternative environment.

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MelD
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

I met a friend here for brunch after a recommendation. I had the masala eggs and the biggest americano you've ever seen! Both perfect. The staff were great and the ambience with the high ceilings was quite relaxing. We went at a quiet time so can imagine it can get quite noisy when full.
We both purchased some sweet treats on the well placed bakery counter as we left......also amazing! I'll happily return.

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EdwinaC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall2food4service2ambience3

A shame. The food was lovely but to order the food and to receive the food was very slow and we were forgotten about on more than one occasion even to pay the bill

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WilliamR
1 review
Dined on 11 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

proper nice proper bargain aswell, the scran was heavy so will be back next weekend. Merch coffee.

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BrummieCakeEater1234
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Booked a table but had to wait 20 minutes for said booked table.
Had to wait to order then around 30 minutes for the order to arrive, which was coffees the coffees were cold.
The coffees were removed from the bill which was acceptable, had to wait another 30 minutes for the bill & that was only because we chose to leave & pay at the door in the end.
The cakes were perfect, just shame about the service & cold coffee.

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AishaK
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience1

We had booked in advance and were seated in a row on a large table with another group sitting opposite us. Because we were a group of three, this was a little awkward.
Food was a little pricey for what we got. Three of us ordered the veggie breakfast with drinks and we felt as though we can find better value elsewhere.

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Timmydoo
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 4 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Nice food, busy and loud on a weekend. Missing it's usual art atm. Nice cakes to take home but pricey!!

FAQs

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 643 1188.

Medicine Bakery - Birmingham is rated 4.5 stars by 136 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.