Baked In Brick is one of our favourite pizzerias in Birmingham. The Digbeth restaurant’s weird and wonderful creations are always jaw-dropping. From Asian-inspired pizzas like char siu pork belly with hoisin sauce to limited edition gold leaf creations. They know how to balance flavour with intrigue. Their Ampione calzone was even voted ‘the best street food dish’ at the British & European Street Food Awards earlier this year.
Our mouth was then drooling when Baked In Brick announced it would be opening a new three-floor bakery in Sutton Coldfield. Housed in a former ironmongers shop, the three-floor Bakehouse also functions as a cafe and eatery. The main bakery is on the ground floor, while the first floor offers a relaxed space with more comfortable sofas. The top floor is an exclusive, private-hire space.
A selection of freshly baked goods including cakes, breads and pastries are available to eat-in or take out. So expect traditional French pastries like pain au chocolats and pain au raisins. While there are also British classics like Bakewell tarts and millionaire’s shortbread. But this wouldn’t be a Baked In Brick joint without a few surprises. The Oreo and Twix brownies have caught our eye.
As well as the bakery, you can also grab a spot of brunch/lunch, with dishes such as eggs on sourdough toast, Spanish chorizo hash and croissant French toast. The menu will add toasties and sandwiches soon. From Thursday to Sunday, Bakehouse also offers evening food with a focus on street food-inspired options including steak & chips and chilli & nachos. Bakehouse will also be serving beers from local brewery Purity, alongside a selection of wines and a cocktail menu.
This is owner Lee DeSanges’ third premises after success with Baked In Brick in the Custard Factory and his Erdington bakery. But Lee chose to return to his roots by opening Bakehouse in Sutton Coldfield. He is a former Wylde Green resident, so knows the area well. “As a local, I know that the area hasn’t had a bakery selling fresh bread and cakes before, so it’s great to know that we are a welcome addition,” said Lee
Bakehouse is currently open on Wednesday and Sunday from 9am – 4pm and Friday and Saturday from 9am – 10pm. To find out more about the Bakehouse, head here.