Pancake Day 2020 is fast approaching and if covering your kitchen in eggs and flour isn’t your thing (we’re with you!) why not have some of our favourite pancake places to make them for you?
Here’s our list, all accessible by bus…
Cherry Red’s - A lovely independent cafe tucked behind Grand Central, Cherry Red’s is our go-to for pancakes in the city. With warm, friendly staff and plenty of options for your sumptuous stack, it’s hard not to love this cute little spot.
Image courtesy of Instagram - @ilovecherryreds
Bill’s - Bill’s is the perfect place to stop for Pancake Day while shopping in the Bullring. Choose from the fruity banana, strawberry and blueberry stack or embrace a sweet and salty combo with streaky bacon and syrup. How else are you going to have enough fuel for the shops?
Boston Tea Party - Also available at locations in Harborne, Edgbaston and Corporation Street, Boston Tea Party have etched their way into our hearts with their American style pancakes. We also like their lack of single-use coffee cups (saving over 20,000 cups from landfill so far!) So don’t forget to bring your own cup to go with your pancakes!
Image courtesy of Facebook - @BTPCafes
Icestone Gelato - A recent addition to the infamous delights of Ladypool Road, Icestone is clearly known for its ice cream. However, everyone knows ice cream and pancakes go together like buses and roads (sorry), making this a really unique Pancake Day experience.
Image courtesy of Facebook - @IceStoneGelato
Gluttons for Nourishment - The perfect all-rounder if you’re with some fussier folk on Pancake Day. Gluttons features a beautiful brunch menu with specialty hot drinks and some incredible looking cakes too! Of course, if you are still after pancakes, Gluttons sticks to the classics with amazing results!
Image courtesy of Facebook - @gluttons.tettenhall
Don’t forget, our group mTicket is one of our cheapest ways to travel! Take up to five people (or two adults and four children) to travel all day for just £6! Find out more here.
Has David Attenborough got you feeling inspired? Looking for something to do to entertain your animal obsessed cheeky monkeys? Look no further than our top picks for animal days out in the West Midlands are just a bus ride away.
Dudley Zoo is home to over 1300 animals, has its very own vintage stair lift and one very very slow moving animal - Reggie the two toed sloth! Reggie can be seen hanging out upside down with his cohabitees Francisco and Santiago, the Goeldi monkeys.
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Birmingham Wildlife Conservation Park
Birmingham Wildlife Park is home to a unique collection of animals from across the world including Douroucoulis Monkeys also known as Night Monkeys! These super cute monkeys can be found monkey-ing around in the nocturnal house watching you with their super sized eyes!
Image courtesy of @bhamwildlifeconservationpark
Sea Life Centre
Two endangered rescued Alaskan sea otters will become residents at the National Sea Life Centre, in their state of the art rescue facility. More information regarding their release will be published over the next few weeks - keep your eyes peeled for further information!
Image courtesy of @sealifebirmingham
Looking for an instagram worthy activity? Sandwell Valley have recently announced that they will be offering Alpaca walks with afternoon tea, which will be the first for the Black Country region. Available from March, this activity is definitely something that should be on your to do list!
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Woodgate Valley Urban Farm is home to the Hole Farm Trekking Centre, where children and adults can go pony trekking and learn to ride. Riders can ride through the valley, as well as having the opportunity to meet, touch and ride one of it’s several ponies!
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Don’t forget, our group mTicket is one of our cheapest ways to travel! Take up to five people (or two adults and four children) to travel all day for just £6! Find out more.
Known for its creative vibe, fascinating history, unique architecture, street art and possibly one of the best food scenes - Digbeth is one of our favourite locations by bus.
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With constantly changing graffiti, Digbeth is a creative hub for artists and art lovers. Walk Run Cycle Birmingham have created an app which provides a 3 mile walk for graffiti lovers.
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Food overload! Digbeth Dining Club - Where the Midlands comes to eat. DDC has become a street food go-to showcasing some of the regions most creative street food dishes, events and DJs. With a rotating menu of traders, each week is never the same!
Love a filthy burger? Original Patty Men is one of Digbeth’s stand out restaurants. Originally trading at Digbeth Dining Club, their food is so good that they decided to take up permanent residence in Digbeth!
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Vegetarian and Vegan paradise! One of Birmingham's oldest vegetarian and vegan cafes lives in Digbeth. The Warehouse Cafe has amazing food and late opening hours for workshops and events. This cafe definitely caters for everyone.
Love retro? NQ64 is a den filled with retro arcade games and classic consoles. Relive your childhood whilst indulging on themed cocktails, sodas and craft beers. What’s not to love?
Chance and Counters is another bar hidden within Digbeth, which has a range of old board games which can be played when visiting.
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There are loads of routes that can take you in and around Digbeth, we've made it easy peasy by listing some of them below. Don’t forget, you can always use our journey planner for a little extra help too!
50 - Birmimgham (Moor Street) - Druids Heath
Second or third stop from the City Centre will drop you within walking distance of the main Digbeth hub.
97 - Birmingham - Chelmsley Wood
The 97 is a mini tour of Digbeth! There's a few stops from the start of the journey that will drop you in and around Digbeth.
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