A slice of Syrian cake, please.

the halal plug

Birmingham, for all of its quirks and charming little coffee shops scattered around Temple Row/Colmore Row/St Paul’s Square, had been missing something with a little more depth, a little more character, and (most importantly for me), a decent halal sandwich. Whilst some of the more seasoned Birmingham readers may argue that those *more Muslim friendly* places can be found in the areas of Sparkhill and Small Heath, I’d really rather not have a large side order of male-dominated environment and greasy tables with my sweetly brewed tea, thank you very much.

This is where Damascena stepped in, and more than filled its space. In fact, it’s gained so much popularity, not only did it win “Moseley In Bloom Most Captivating Cafe 2014”, it is also opening its second branch in the city centre (yay for those who cannot be bothered to drive/take the bus to Moseley) in early 2017. I…

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