Paul at No. 41 is an independent café on a busy high street in Harborne, it is located opposite M&S and closer to the Green Man. It is a quaint café and depending on how busy it is, the accessibility and space vary.
The café has flat access although the doorway was narrow, and the tables could be positioned close by the door. There are not any accessible toilets at Pauls at No 41 and there is a step up to the other toilets which is not great, I guess for a small cafe, it is okay. I can manoeuvre the tables and people to get to the counter, which was at a surprising, good height. But if it was busy, I would need tables and chairs moved aside to allow me access. Often, I can get my choice of table, being there regularly and could get close enough to the table. I couldn’t quite get underneath, so I have to strain or take a tray with me.
The menu provided various food and drink options, from teas, coffees, hot chocolate and soft drinks to alcoholic beverages. The food menu covered an extensive all-day breakfast menu, whilst also offering burgers, salads, sandwiches and more, including quite a few veggie options. I ordered a hot chocolate that was a perfect balance of chocolate, milk, cream and sprinkles; not too watery nor too sickly. I love the hot chocolates, especially with gingerbread. Despite the extensive options, I eventually decided on the beef burger to which I added cheese. It also came with chips and coleslaw. The portion was very generous and the burger itself was very tasty. I could tell it had been made with quality products and ingredients. This burger often is my usual although I have tried the sausages which are great.
My friend particularly enjoyed the vegetarian breakfast, saying it was the best she had ever had. Usually, places don’t put a lot of effort into veggie items, but she said this had been carefully made and everything had incredible taste.
I love the atmosphere at Pauls, relaxed, new, and bright with music playing in the background the chance to settle and use the WI-FI to go on my laptop. After going there regularly since it opened, I have quite enjoyed myself there and going for the scenery. The owner is very nice and provides great customer service which makes the experience personable.
Pleased with our experience and the overall service, I have returned and will return again soon. There is also several freshly made cakes which I like particularly the shortbread and cheesecake.