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Windowbox Cafe

418 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1YJ, England
+44 121 377 7772
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Cafe, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
418 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1YJ, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago

\a short walk up the Birmingham Road away from the town centre. Parking is rather restricted. An interior maybe best said to be vernacular... and every space in use, including a small rear open air courtyard. Food choices equally diverse, a good choice of salads...More

Thank Nightowl0808
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your detailed feedback - we appreciate you awarding us 4 ‘bubbles’. Our vision for Windowbox Cafe is to offer something a little more than a town centre coffee shop but without the formal setting of a restaurant. Somewhere between the two -...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little place on the Birmingham road for a good cup of coffee and some food, they have a few really healthy options to choose from too. Drinks, food and service are always great. Their homemade cakes make your mouth water. Would highly recommend this...More

Thank Mr_Kadi
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

How nice of you today so, thank you! 👍 couldn’t be happier with your comments. 😁 Our aim is to offer a casual, friendly high street cafe - somewhere locals can pop in for good tea & coffee and simple freshly cooked food, with lighter...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really can not rate this cafe enough. Staff are always helpful and friendly. They can not accommodate us enough. We have 3 children between us meaning 2 Pushchairs which take up a lot of room but it is not a problem for them. They are...More

Thank Vasoulla S
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Your feedback is so very much appreciated, especially as you and your friends are such regular visitors to our cafe! 😊 Couldn’t be happier with your comments and so pleased you like Windowbox Cafe! See you again soon! 👍☕️☕️☕️

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ordered 2 Ham & Cheese Toasties and 2 teas then sat down to view the interior which is a "Shabby Chic" type look but very much a relaxed atmosphere, barely a minute later our teas arrived in the pour from the bottom "teapots" followed...More

Thank RobertFB549
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Great to receive your comments Robert - we’re really happy you enjoyed your visit to our cafe, the food, interior and service. Our menu is simple and food cooked fresh and to order - it’s usually quickly prepared though there can be a slightly longer...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today for the first time. Rustic decor, nice surroundings. Had a lovely pot of green tea and a huge toasted teacake. My grandson's children's meal was very good - chicken skewers hummus flat bread and salad. My daughter enjoyed a piece of millionaires shortbread....More

Thank Car0le8
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your comments - so pleased you enjoyed your visit to our cafe! 👍 hope you’ll be able to return again - we’ll try for 5 stars next time! ☕️☕️

Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

We have been coming here quite a lot when we visit Birmingham relatives but we have started to cut down the frequency as it is getting a little expensive The food is fantastic and the service is also first class but it was costing us...More

Thank Mark P
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Glad you like our cafe, food and service but obviously disappointed that you found us expensive - not sure what you ordered but we feel £10 per person for a nice breakfast including drinks (I’m guessing) is reasonable and in keeping with other eateries. Lovely...More

Reviewed 15 April 2018

The menu is very limited if you like eggs it one but if you visi to often it very much same old but the decore is reaMore

1  Thank maria p p
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2018

Hello Maria pp. Hoping your last sentence should read ‘the decor is really nice’?! As a cafe, we do not have a huge menu and our aim is to offer simple, freshly cooked wholesome food and serve quality teas and coffee. We are busiest for...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018

Have visited the Windowbox Cafe twice now with friends for breakfast and have loved it both times. Service has always been friendly and the food is just so delicious. On my first visit I had the toasted banana bread - so good and would highly...More

Thank Emma P
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

Great to hear your lovely comments EmmaP - thanks so much for your positive feedback! 😊 Really happy you’ve enjoyed both of your visits to our cafe and hope there will be plenty more! 👍☕️☕️

Reviewed 6 April 2018

What a wonderful cafe- the food is delicious, and the staff are very friendly and helpful. I can thoroughly recommend The Windowbox, and it totally deserves the excellent rating. Such a hidden gem in Sutton Coldfield, just wish there were more places like this around!

Thank Lynny19
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2018

Lovely of you to say so Lynny- thanks so much! 😊 glad you found us, liked us ... and we hope to see you again! ☕️☕️

Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

Really nice cafe, with lots of seating available. The food choices are really lovely, and I can definitely recommend the toasted banana bread with Greek yoghurt, blueberries and walnuts, it was amazing. Didn't have my children with me but the kids menu looks perfect for...More

Thank Paulette O
Bobbie K, Owner at Windowbox Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2018

Thank you so much for your positive feedback Paulette! Great to hear you enjoyed your visit to our cafe and liked what we have to offer. Will look forward to welcoming you back! 👍☕️

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Questions & Answers
Zoe M
15 May 2018|
Response from Bobbie K | Property representative |
Hi Zoe, we don’t have calories on our menu as food is cooked freshly so difficult to be exact. However, our menu has many healthy options and we are very popular with people who are ‘on a diet’ - lots of grilled food... More
Bronte C
6 April 2018|
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Response from Bobbie K | Property representative |
Hello! We have coconut, almond, soy and regular milk. There doesn’t seem to be much demand for oat but we’re always reviewing so will look into it! 👍
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 Birmingham Road, Sutton Coldfield B72 1YJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Sutton Coldfield
  • Phone Number: +44 121 377 7772
  • E-mail
Local high street cafe serving freshly ground coffee, loose leaf teas, cakes, breakfast, brunch and lunch. Simple menu of freshly cooked foods focusing on offering healthy options. Relaxed l, friendly and casual ambience.
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