Bournville has a wonderful new coffee shop serving tasty breakfasts and brunches with a Mediterranean flavour and it’s just a 2-minute walk from Cadbury World if you are in the mood to make a day out of it. Kafenion is now amongst the cute row of shops that lines Sycamore Road close to Selly Manor Museum.
Kafenion opened last December and has been quietly refining its menu to represent the wide range of people it hopes to attract. The name Kafenio means Greek cafe and in Greece, they are family-run businesses that serve as social centres in the villages. It is this focal point of the community that is at the heart of Kafenion’s mission to provide a space for people to meet, hold events and get together to socialise in a relaxed and welcoming environment.
The interior is gorgeous and was designed by the owners in conjunction with Greta-Mae Interiors who did an amazing job of converting this old Post Office and cafe into a modern, welcoming cafe with a relaxed atmosphere.
The all-day breakfast and brunch menu is full of fresh, high-quality ingredients and rich flavours that will put a smile on your face. The sourdough bread is provided by Jam vs Custard who make the best doughnuts I have ever tasted whilst the fresh salad is topnotch.
The Kafenion Grill is a breakfast of kings and a true treat. I really enjoyed the avocado on toast with lime, mint and feta cheese.
There is also an incredible range of heavenly cakes on offer with this fantastic pair of treats provided by local artisan bakery Elidor who specialise in French and Italian desserts.
There is high-quality coffee on offer and the best range of teas that I have ever come across including ‘Tea of the Tsars’ Kusmi Tea who do teas such as orange blossom and hibiscus whilst Jeeves and Jericho have flavours from all over the world. The family behind Kafenion have plans for evening events such as poetry evenings, music and even pop-up restaurants. Children are very welcome and the menu has lots of options that are dairy-free and gluten-free.
I would highly recommend Kafenion as a lovely relaxing place to catch up with friends or catch up on some work on your laptop with the free wifi.