Canalside Cafe | Birmingham, West Midlands
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Canalside Cafe
Currently with 4 ratings
Type: Restaurant

35 Worcester Bar, Gas St
Birmingham, West Midlands England B1 2JU [ print map ]
0121 643 317

Hours: 0900-2300 daily

Taps: 5 | Bottles: 12

Canalside Cafe

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4 reviews for Canalside Cafe
 Ambiance  75%
 Service  52%
 Selection  30%
 Food N/A 
 Value  62%
 Overall  58%
 Rating  62%

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 1/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
RichTheVillan  (67) , England | July 16, 2015
Grate location, selection terrible, very popular though ended up drinking a cider and not rating.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 3/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 8/20
BlackHaddock  (437) , England | November 5, 2013
This place is on my Brum Crawl list and I’ve been a number of times. Cramped and different, more cafe than pub but OK. Long and thin with odd toilets. Staff a bit stand-off-ish and surly, not sure why I bother going? Usually four cask ales available, not sure about bottles never seen or asked for any. I wouldn’t have added this to the RB database to be honest.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 12/20
Boudicca  (1035) London, England | July 21, 2013
A pleasant café by the side of the canal at Gas Street basin. As the name suggests, the Canalside Café is more of a café than a pub. Its mainstays seem to be breakfast, coffee and lunch but it does have five or six taps with real ales and ciders. It’s a tiny, whitewashed cottage right next to the Bar Lock footbridge going over to the moorings in the basin and the main seating is outside or in a garden room next to the very small and cluttered bar. As Dan says below, it’s a pleasant enough spot to watch the world go by. It must once have been a toll cottage as all boats making the connection between the Worcester and Birmingham canal and the Birmingham canal mainline have to pass through a narrow channel right in front of the patio. (Visited 7 July 2013).
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
DanielBrown  (295) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 14, 2010
An old lock-keepers cottage, by the side of the canal which runs from Brindley Place to the Mailbox. Small, quirky place, which feels like a vegetarian cafe, but serves 4 rotating cask ales and has a range of bottled local micros. Small, not all that friendly, but with a location to die for. Sitting outside in summer, watching the world go buy is lovely.

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