Birmingham's brilliant independent coffee scene has been recognised in a national survey.

Big 7 Travel worldwide city guide has named Boo Boo Coffee in Harborne as the third best coffee shop in the entire country.

Boo Boo Coffee on Lordswood Road is well known among Harbornites and came ahead of a string of trendy London coffee shops to take the No 3 spot.

It was beaten to the top spot by Society Cafe in Oxford - crowned best coffee shop in England and Laynes Espresso in Leeds which was named second best in the country.

Boo Boo Coffee opened in 2015,  specialising in medium and dark roast single origin coffee. It also offers breakfast and lunch options. 

The family friendly cafe  has a cosy play area for kids complete with a chalk board and has established itself as a firm favourite with Harborne’s yummy mummies.

 
Boo Boo Coffee
 

According to the Big 7 Travel website: “This cafe that has absolutely everything. We’re focusing on coffee here – which is absolutely outstanding – but their breakfast and lunch menus are also fantastic. Plus, it’s a great place to chill with some board games in the evening too.”

Boo Boo Coffee in Lordswood Road, Harborne

The website selected its final 50 best after conducting a poll of 1.3million Big 7 readers as well as a panel of coffee experts. According to the site“ Online reviews, previous media coverage and notable blogs were also included in the overall rating.”

Another Birmingham cafe was also named in Travel 7's top 50.  Urban Coffee which has two branches - Church Street in the city centre and Warstone Lane in Jewellery Quarter came in at number 33.

   

The website says: "Since Urban Coffee launched in 2009 it’s totally fair to say that they have changed the entire coffee scene in Birmingham.

“They’re always pushing for better standards by making wonderful cup after wonderful cup of the best beans.”

Urban Coffee in Church Stree

Urban Coffee founders Simon Jenner and Amir Belkhelladi launched in 2009 with the aim of bringing London-style independent coffee houses to the city.

Back in 2012  The New York Times including their Jewellery Quarter cafe as part of a 36 hours in Birmingham travel feature.