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Summer in the Square menu launches at Ju Ju’s Café
Via Laura for Ju Ju’s Cafe
July 2022: Ju Ju’s Café at Canal Square in central Birmingham has launched a new menu inspired by the upcoming Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.
Owners Julia Pallister and Bea Douzjian (mother and daughter) who run Ju Ju’s Cafe have launched their Summer in the Square menu to coincide with Birmingham 2022 – the biggest sporting event the city has ever hosted.
Renowned for hearty brunches and comfort food, Ju Ju’s Cafe is evolving its food offering for summer, providing diners with a totally new selection of small plates and nibbles, as well as the usual customer favourites.
Diners will be able to enjoy a variety of light bites (ranging from £3 to £9) including the salt beef cold platter, strawberry and mozzarella bruschetta, trio of pate, and creamy croquettes. Everything is made in-house and fresh to order, with produce sourced locally.
Perfect for relaxed sunny afternoons on the canal-side terrace, there are 15 new dishes inspired by Commonwealth countries to enjoy, alongside a limited-edition cocktail: The Ginger Gymnast. Julia explains:
We wanted to create a light, seasonal menu that celebrates this once-in-a-lifetime sporting event coming to our beautiful city. We’re particularly excited as events such as the gymnastics are being hosted just 5 minutes walk from us at Utilita Arena – so much so we’ve invented a cocktail for it,
The Ginger Gymnast is a refreshing summer tipple and at just £7 is an affordable cocktail to enjoy outside as the boats float past. A zingy upgrade on a traditional Pimms, it’s sunshine in a glass and bound to put a spring in your step.”
An entirely independently owned and run café, the mother and daughter duo behind it say they’re not only passionate about celebrating Birmingham but also the other small businesses and people that make it the vibrant, multicultural city it is. Bea says:
We’re all about family and community spirit here at Ju Ju’s Café so we’ve also collaborated with local producers to create totally unique dishes for our customers during the games, like our house-baked focaccia served with Tan Rosie’s Caribbean-inspired aubergine pesto. All vegan and simply delicious,”
Ju Ju’s Café opened in 2008 and quickly made a name for itself as a welcoming, inclusive venue for relaxed dining and fun events such as murder mystery dinner parties and art classes. This month they’re also taking part in the Canal Square Market. Bea concludes:
We’re excited to have Canal Square Market – funded by the Commonwealth Games Community Fund – literally on our doorstep, with the next market taking place on 29th July to coincide with the games officially kicking off.
It’s the perfect excuse to try our new summer menu or enjoy our CWG inspired cocktail while you buy some locally made artisan goodies.”
Ju Ju’s Cafe is located at Canal Square, 100 Browning St, Birmingham B16 8EH and is currently open Friday to Sunday 10am to 4pm and Saturday and Sunday from 6pm to 10pm. News, updates and announcements are being posted via the Ju Ju’s Cafe Instagram page here: instagram.com/jujuscafebham.
Ju Ju’s Cafe is just over 20 minutes walk from Birmingham New Street Station, just over 20 minutes walk from Jewellery Quarter Station, 25 minutes from Birmingham Snow Hill Station and just over 15 minutes walk from Five Ways Station. Situated on the ground floor it is quite accessible with an outside area in summer.