• Damascena Coffee House - Temple Row

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Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Damascene inspired coffee house and delicatessen making fresh baked pastries. Open Mon-Thu 09:00-20:00, Fri-Sat 09:00-21:00, Sun 10:00-18:00.

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14 Reviews

First Review by chp


Points +402

30 Sep 2023

Really delicious!

There’s loads of vegan options available. The food is super fresh and delicious.



Points +438

21 Jun 2023

Great, fresh food

Nice food, I would recommend the falafel, hummus and damascene full as well as their cakes & coffees. Great place and come here often with my family.

*Not fully vegan*

Pros: Many options, Fresh food , Good decoration


Points +102

07 Jan 2023

Birmingham's finest Meze with plenty for vegans

Always great options for vegans. Hav3 eaten there loads of times but the Vegan Kibbeh was amazing #Veganuary

Pros: Great Meze, Wide range of veg options , Good understanding of allergies etc


Points +97

16 Sep 2022

Best Falafel ever!

Great little restaurant with lovely food in authentic surroundings. The Falafels are the best I've ever tasted!

Pros: Vegetarian options well marked, Loads to choose from, Best Falafel I've ever had

Cons: Quite small


Points +47

26 Jul 2022


I’m so glad we found this place on Happy Cow! Some of the best food we’ve eaten. The mixed meze was made vegan and still had options to choose from. We’re probably coming back tomorrow to order different things and try those too!


Points +142

22 Jul 2022

Beautiful little place

Vegan options clearly marked on menu and a nice selection, I had 2/3 smaller plates so I could try more food.
Staff also asked about allergies. I’ve gone none but took note of me being Vegan.

Pros: Clearly marked vegan options , Other meals could be made vegan, Knowledgeable staff in regards the menu


Points +132

22 May 2022

Authentic delicious food

Great restaurant! I recommend the appetiser meze, falafel's are fantastic and the fuul mahroos.

Pros: Website has useful vegan filter


Points +1088

03 Apr 2022

Gorgeous food, lovely surroundings

Had the appetiser mezze and the mixed mezze (had to ask for this one to be made vegan). Both were amazing! The raspberry ice tea was delicious. Fresh juices nice but a little small for the price. The restaurant is decorated beautifully and the service was great.


Points +574

09 May 2021

Arabic coffee

Beautiful Arabian style restaurant, I had the strong arabic coffee, they sure know how to make a coffee taste gorgeous, it had floral notes, trust me it works! I have always been attracted to the Arabic culture, so it was lovely this little gem, I will be back to try the vegan options available at the restaurant soon

Pros: True Arabic style coffee and dining, Beautiful culture , Delightful service


Points +1628

18 Feb 2020

Appetizer Meze

Went for the appetizer meze and it was fab. The setting is very cultural and it's like been in mini Lebanon. Would be great for coffee too in the entrance although I sat in the restaurant which was further back. Definitely recommend for the dining experience and the food.

Pros: Cultural wonderland , Impressive venue, Fast service


Points +24

28 Dec 2019

Gorgeous food and pretty surroundings!

The hummus is to die for! Gorgeous food, almost feels like a little holiday


Points +36

30 Aug 2019

Great vegan venue

Great city centre vegan venue. Beautiful food but be prepared for a wait.

Pros: Beautiful food and interior, Many vegan choices, Central location

Cons: Average 20min wait as everything is cooked fresh


Points +145

14 Aug 2019

Thought you were tired of falafel? Think again!

LOVE Damescena. All vegan options are clearly marked and there's such a big selection from all parts of the menu. Fresh falafel and meze is unbeatable but they also have many other savoury meals plus several vegan cakes and even vegan baklava! They also have 3 or 4 different plant milks for hot drinks. Recommend to anyone in the city centre, there are other branches too, elsewhere in the city.


Points +2865

24 Jun 2019

Awesome vegan food

I am a huge, huge fan of Damascena. Whenever I get into the city, I stop by even if for a small bowl of hummus and some flatbread. In no particular order, reasons why this place is amazing and you should visit:

- There is a huge selection for vegans and even more for veggies. It's varied, tasty, filling and all reasonably priced.
- Best hummus in Birmingham. Just putting that out there...
- The variety and the quality mean you don't get bored with it. I've been enjoying the mixed mezze for a couple of years now and its so nice to have hits of several different flavours all on one plate. You can mix this up in a few different combinations too depending on your dietary preference.
- All of this extends to the drinks menu too. They have a good half a dozen ice tea flavours you can try and all of them are delicious.

If I had one criticism - very occasionally they've served me non vegan food. I'm still baffled a bit by needing to tell them I want vegan hummus (what do they put in?!) but when there has been a mix up, they're fast to correct.

Damascena is one of the best places for vegans in Birmingham so give it a go, you won't be disappointed.

Pros: Amazing food, Lots of vegan options, Good prices

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