|Veged Out cafe, Fletchers Walk|
My first foray into ethical ventures in Birmingham, then, led me to VEGed Out Community Cafe in Birmingham City Centre. The cafe is hidden away in Fletchers Walk and is less than 5 minutes from Central Library, which is handy as I love to take Arwyn to the children's section there. The cafe closes at 3pm on weekdays, but if you get there before 2pm you can have a hearty, home-cooked, tasty meal for the fantabulous price of only £4. The cakes and drinks are £1 each, and there is always a good range of vegan desserts and beverages available. I have frequented Veged Out cafe several times now since discovering it, so you really can take my word for it. The food is also sourced locally and fairtrade where possible.
As the cafe is run as a co-op, the volunteers are always happy to help, and the service and food is always exceptional. In my experience, they really listen to what you have to say. I have changed Arwyn's nappy, sat her in the sturdy highchair, and breastfed her in the cafe at least 6 times now, and each time it has been a breeze. My husband and I have even nattered over steaming mugs of chai as volunteers have amused baby. The baby changing space out the back often has boxes and things stacked onto it, due to the small size of the cafe, but these have always been removed swiftly and without a fuss by the staff, when I have approached them about nappy changing. The changing mat is always clean and of good quality.
|Breastfeeding symbol sticker already on display|
And to top it all, Veged Out already sports an international breastfeeding symbol sticker in its front window. So I can't say anything other than 5 stars for this gem of a cafe -- and I advise that you get yourself down there, and VEG OUT!
|Peace Out! at Veged Out Community Cafe|