Opportunity to run a Cafe at The Warehouse, Digbeth, Birmingham

Birmingham Friends of the Earth is looking for a new operator for the long-renowned vegan/vegetarian cafe (The Warehouse Cafe) within our environmental community centre, The Warehouse, Digbeth, located just five minutes’ walk from Moor St Station and city centre bus routes.

The Cafe has always been a much valued part of our “little green community” of tenants, visitors and meeting room users, with more than 35 years history of pioneering vegetarian and vegan catering businesses trading from the premises.

Cafe space with colourful seating & chequerboard floor

In recent years the Cafe has hosted jazz nights, storytelling, book launches for Voce Books (who are located right next door), political discussions, vegan food events, sustainability fairs, Digbeth First Friday events and more.

The space consists of:

  • Well appointed Kitchen c550 sq ft
  • Store room c. 50 sq ft
  • Seating area for 60 covers c900 sq ft

To find out more, please read the Expression of Interest briefing here. A summary of respective compliance & maintenance responsibilities can be found here. If you would like to submit an Expression of Interest please complete this application form and send it to karen@birminghamfoe.org.uk, attaching CVs for yourself and any others involved. We’d also be very happy to show you round, chat with you about your ideas and answer any questions, so do get in touch with Karen Leach, as above or 0121 632 6909 (extension 2).

We look forward to discussing this with you!

NB – while we seek new operators the cafe is available for short term hire: vegan/vegetarian popups, events, fairs, celebrations etc. Please see here for more info.