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. We are flexible to a range of options around shared use of the space, with corresponding rent reduction, so please get in touch if you have ideas.

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. Despite being closed to the public now, it’s very much alive for events.

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. Many would wish to continue under a new operation.

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 Cafe Expressions of Interest briefing here. For an initial chat, a look round the space and answers to any questions, please get in touch with Karen Leach, karen@birminghamfoe.org.uk or 0121 632 6909 (extension 2). If you’re thinking of submitting an Expression of Interest, have a read of this application form which gives you an idea of what we’re interested in knowing about your proposals.

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, gigs, events, fairs, celebrations etc. Please see here for more info.