We have a new favourite word: Cinnabuffin.
Fun to say, fun to eat. This is our new favourite treat (we’re poets, and heck yes we know it). If you know what we’re talking about, you’re part of the exclusive inner circle who have discovered this delicious baked good. If you don’t know what we’re talking about and think we’ve gone mad during lockdown making up our own silly words (we have, but that’s a totally different story for another day), then read on and be prepared to be welcomed into said inner circle. Let us introduce you to the home of the Cinnabuffin.
Located within the brilliant Artefact, on Pershore Road (Stirchley), Pause is the pop-up coffee shop inviting you to take a break.
We all lead busy lives, and if the past year has taught us anything it’s that slowing down and taking a break isn’t a bad thing. Whilst we’re all itching to get back out there and resume our normal lives, these covid times have shown us that we don’t need to live our lives at a million miles an hour, 24/7. With this in mind, Pause are inviting you (yes, YOU) to take a moment to pause, slow down, take a break. And in a stunning twist of fate, this little coffee shop is THE perfect place to do it!
“BUT WHAT ABOUT THE CINABUFFINS?!”, we hear you yell. Well, we won’t keep you in suspense any longer. Oh, the Cinnabuffin. A heavenly cross between Cinnamon Bun and Muffin, and brain child of co-owner and star baker, Farah. A cinnamony, sticky, sweet (but not too sweet), flaky, twisty knot of baked goodness. We don’t think there are enough words in the dictionary to describe the beauty of this delicious treat, there’s only one way to truly understand the deliciousness and that is to go try one for yourself.
Really we could write this whole article as an ode to our new favourite sweet treat, but there is SO much more to Pause than the Cinnabuffin (although it is one of their signature bakes and with good reason – believe the hype people! Ok, we’ve gone off topic again already, they’re just so damn tasty and we can’t stop thinking or writing about them…).
Like any great coffee shop, they serve amazing coffee (we’re talking interesting and rare coffees sourced from the UK’s finest speciality coffee roasters, think: Fire And Flow, Hundred House, Crankhouse, Cloud Picker, River City Roasters, and more). Co-owner Rory is the barista behind the delicious coffees, and if (like us) you’ve scoured Birmingham’s brilliant coffee shops in search of the essential brain juice, you will have more than likely bumped into Rory at some point. A fountain of coffee-related knowledge and one of the friendliest people we’ve ever met, he makes an incredible cup of the good stuff. Whatever type of coffee is your favourite, you’ll find it at Pause.
The lovely Farah doesn’t just make Cinnabuffins – she’s baker-in-chief (a very prestigious title) for a reason. Cakes, traybakes, brownies, cupcakes, cookies, whoopie pies – you name it, she can bake it. Pop in for delicious, freshly baked goods and discover a new favourite each and every time.
Since it first opened, this coffee shop has been making waves throughout Stirchley and beyond, thanks in part to the amazing quality of coffee and treats available, but also because Rory and Farah are genuinely two of the loveliest humans around. If you’re yet to discover Pause, you NEED to go right that wrong immediately and discover the glorious Cinnabuffin for yourself. All hail the Cinnabuffin!
Now offering Independent Birmingham Members: The Cinnabundle (a flat white/Americano + original Cinnabuffin) for just £5