CG’s Cafe‏

Open: Monday to Friday 08:00-16:00, Saturdays 09:00-14:00
Where: 101 Bradford Court, Bradford Street, Digbeth, B12 0NS

I recently met Sharon, the new proprietor of CG’s Café on Bradford Street. Here’s her tale:

My parents ran away to the UK from Dublin 1965; my dad was a well-known musician who even did a few gigs at the Birmingham Irish Centre! Irish music played a massive part in my growing up, and I was his roadie and Guinness provider while on tour.

After a 20-year career in accountancy software sales, I took redundancy and followed my dream of opening an Irish-style café. I saw this place for sale, and made my dream a reality.

I love explaining the difference between a full English and a full Irish, and a few of the hipsters from the flats are coming back for the bit of white pudding!

Sharon serves home-made soups, freshly-baked cakes, and full Irish breakfasts. I sampled a full Irish fry on Saturday: it was a tasty weekend treat, and I definitely felt the Irish hospitality when I struggled to finish my plate!

The Brew-o-meter at CG's Cafe

I also had a proper cup of tea, using Sharon’s innovative brew-o-meter to pick my level of brew from weak southern tea to full-strength Irish.

For more information or telephone orders, call Sharon on 0121 753 5823 or email You can also find out more about specials at CG’s by following @cgscafebrum on Twitter, or on Facebook.

Pamela Pinski

Digbeth and Proud

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