Cherry Reds Cafe and Bar

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 10 reviews )

90 John Bright Street (at city centre), Birmingham, England

Serves meat, vegan options available. British cafe with a couple locations. Serves cafe grub like sandwiches and burgers, chilli, snacks and drinks. Some veggie choices, a few vegan ones - try the cake. Open Mon-Wed 8:30am-11:00pm, Thu 8:30am-12:00am, Fri-Sat 8:30am-1:00am, Sun 10:00am-1:00am.

Categories: Lacto, Ovo, American, Western, Buffet, Beer/Wine, Take-out, British, Non-veg

10 Reviews

First Review by alia_801

Fantastic breakfast & falafels - Edit

I ordered the vegan breakfast which is the best I have ever experienced at a restaurant. My partner had falafels & salad. The falafels were huge and quite different to any falafel I had eaten before. Massive portions, friendly staff and very reasonably priced for a business in the city centre. I will definitely go again!

Pros: Massive portions, Friendly staff, Cheap

Cons: More seating

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Enjoyable - Edit

Quirky place that serves some Vegan food. I had the Hearty Vegan breakfast, green tea and Vegan carrot cake - total £11.75. The food was filling and very tasty! The staff were helpful and extremely healthy. The wifi was easy enough to log in to and fast. Definitely recommend it.

Pros: Nice atmosphere, Good food, Friendly staff

Cons: Not full on Vegan

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saved the day! - Edit

I needed a vegan birthday cake at an hours notice (after original suppliers let me down) and after doing a ring around stumbled across this cafe that had 3 vegan cakes. They were so lovely and accomodating. thank you

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Food porn alert! - Edit

OMG!! I was out on a hen do with a group of carnivorous friends...and in this scenario I am kinda used to poor to mediocre vegan choices......but ALLELUJAH!! Not only did I have choices......the broccoli and tofu hash was a brunch orgasm on a plate! The depth of flavour and different textures were a delight in my mouth. I really didn't need to add hash browns on the side as there was more than enough to satiate me......but I am bloody glad that I did as they were the best ones I've had - not greasy, crispy and light. if that wasn't enough....there was cake! Not just one cake....multiples of cake! It was mothers day so I felt I should treat myself to 3 of those choices to take home for my own private sweet orgy on the sofa......I was not disappointed. Thank you to the gorgeous pink haired goddess behind the till for the cinnamon bun were right! 24 hrs later and I am still feeling the glow. Would be 5 star if I was able!! Please check it out. The rest of the group really enjoyed their full english's too so everyone was happy........just not quite as happy as me...seriously it was almost indecent!

Pros: Great vegan choices, Gorgeous friendly staff, Cosy welcoming atmosphere

Cons: I can't live there, Is in Birmingham and not Brackley, Dangerously delicious

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Good vegan selection including breakfast - Edit

Nice little omni cafe in centre or Birmingham. A lot of vegan cakes and some clearly labelled vegan options including a traditional breakfast with vegan sausage, tofu, mushrooms, beans, hash brown and lots of toast! Shame it isn't fully vege or vegan but a good option nonetheless.

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Amazing vegan cake! - Edit

Had a lovely vegan chocolate cake which you'd never know was vegan. There were probably 4 or 5 vegan cakes. The rest of the menu looked good. The staff were extremely friendly and happy, and the place itself had a lovely atmosphere.

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Excellent vegan friendly venue - Edit

Cherry Reds is a cool alternative bar that do fantastic vegan breakfast, main courses and amazing vegan cakes. The staff are really nice and accomodating. It is a great venue right in the city centre just across the road from Birmingham New Street.

From Jan 2016 they have been hosting Birmingham Vegans monthly vegan drinks night on the second thursday of the month. This is highly recommended and is excellent for vegan networking.

Pros: Cakes, Location, Atmosphere

Cons: A little expensive but it is city centre

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Fabulous Cakes - Edit

1st time eating at a place near the Birmingham New Street Station. They have a great selection of Vegan cakes. There were 2 cakes and 2 cupcakes. Cakes were chocolate, coffee and walnut, cupcakes were strawberry and coconut. We had one of each. Only ate the coffee and walnut cake and had the rest as a take away. I loved that they use compostable package made from sugarcane.

Dessert menu is clearly labeled and is displayed above the cakes.

Food menu however needs an improvement. Vegan is not clearly labeled in the Menu. Though they do have a vegan option under most sections.

We were full on the cake and so couldn't try the meals menu. They have an allergy sheet to check which items are suitable. I feel they need to collate the info and update their menu.

They are a bar and so are open till 11pm. We don't drink but we're happy to find a place where food is served till 21:45.

There is more seating space on top.

Pros: Great Vegan cakes, Use compostable package , Open till late

Cons: Food menu not labeled as Vegan, Serves animal flesh and secretions

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Better Red than... - Edit

Dead good, this place. I was introduced to the delights of Cherry Reds by friends who have been seduced into making it their 'local'. Personally, I like the fact that vegans and veggies are catered for together with meat eaters; not much point preaching to the converted. The Hearty Vegan all day breakfast is great, using tofu as a substitute for scrambled egg; lesser appetites are accommodated too. I like the friendliness of the place, the food (of course), the beer, the tattoos... Good location, too.

Pros: Choice of food, Friendly staff, Good beer

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Try the apple crumble cake! - Edit

I visited Cherry Reds twice over a few days with different friends, and both were impressed. We found some comfy seats in the corner where we could chat, interrupted only by the coffee machine from time to time. The menu has lots of clearly marked vegan options, and one section allows you to choose salad, baked potato or sandwich versions of a number of fillings.

On my first visit I opted for apple crumble cake for elevenses - and then went back for seconds! The second time around, I had a falafel burger with added houmous. It came with some amazing chips - some of the best I've had in ages.

Ordering is at the bar. Staff are friendly (though sometimes you have to attract attention) and food comes fairly quickly. There's a big cabinet of sauces etc. and you help yourself to cutlery when ordering. Worth a visit if you're in the area - or worth a trip for the apple crumble cake alone!

Pros: Good choice of vegan food, Friendly staff

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