Published on 07/03/18

How To Get Free Coffee In Birmingham this Week

Birmingham city centre’s independent coffee scene is on the up, as Wayland’s Yard has launched on Bull Street this week. After enjoying huge success with its flagship coffee shop in Worcester, its second branch has opened in the Second City. Owner Sam Smith has set up shop between the bustling business district and the thriving shopping district, bringing quality coffee and wholesome food to this prime location. Better still, to celebrate the launch and show Brum some love, Wayland’s Yard will be giving out free coffee before 9am from Monday 12 to Friday 16 March … The catch? There isn’t one!

Situated a stone’s throw from the Bull Street tram stop, Wayland’s Yard is set to be the hottest spot for morning caffeine fixes, midday meetings, brunches-come-lunches, and cool coffee-shop vibes. What’s more, coffee lovers will be pleased to hear that Wayland’s Yard takes its beans very seriously: in fact, it prides itself on its specialty grade coffee, state-of-the-art equipment and highly-trained baristas, who really know their stuff when it boils down to brews. A continuous rotation of different types of espresso: a house blend, along with two single origins – on filter and espresso – allows for constant variety, even if Wayland’s Yard becomes your daily stop for the good stuff.

It’s not just coffee that gets Wayland’s Yard going though: its food menu is delicious, hearty, and very instagrammable. Alongside brunch staples, like eggs royale, fry-ups, and of course smashed avocado, this independent has a couple of aces up its sleeve… Fan favourites tried and tested in Worcester will be hitting Brum, with eggy crumpets, fluorescent pink hollandaise sauce (trust us on this one…), ‘Eggs Aussie’ (avocado, houmous, and chorizo), and even ‘unicorn tea’ (also known as blue raspberry tea…) all entering the mix.

So, why Birmingham? Following the success of Worcester’s branch, setting up in the city seemed like a no-brainer to Sam Smith. He said:

“Having lived and worked in Worcester for the last three years, I’ve been close enough to Birmingham to see the massive change the city has undergone. The redevelopments and continued investment have been hugely positive and Birmingham is a truly exciting place to be at the moment. You only have to look at the city centre to see that it gets better and better each day. It was a really easy choice for me to open up the next Wayland’s Yard in Birmingham, as I wanted to be even more involved in the city and join the already really strong and exciting independent food scene.”

The location will prove useful for both the office lunch run and resting your weary feet once you’ve shopped-til-you-drop; Wayland’s Yard will offer a wide range of ‘grab-and-go’ salads, soups, bagels and sandwiches, as well as an all-day brunch menu. The venue also has its sights set on being an ideal event space as well; talks are already in place for the team to impart its wisdom to keen aspiring baristas as part of their ‘coffee school’ initiative, training people on how to become HomeBrew experts themselves.

So, to claim your free coffee, drop in early and pay the team a visit: the offer is available from Wayland’s Yard every day from 7am-9am, Monday 12 March to Friday 16 March. The coffees available for free are all espresso-based drinks, such as cappuccinos, flat whites, lattes and others. The offer does not include tea or hot chocolate. For more information about Wayland’s Yard, visit the website