The Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden
17 York Road, Kings Heath, Birmingham, West Midlands, B14 7SA
  • Telephone 0121 443 4725
  • Opening times Mon–Sat 9am–4pm; Sun 10am–3pm.
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Kitchen Garden

The Kitchen Garden Café is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Kings Heath’s busy shopping centre, combining a garden shop, café, deli and meeting room surrounding an old blue brick courtyard.

At the licensed Café you’ll find a variety of delicious and wholesome things to eat, all freshly made right here, including an A la Carte Menu on Thursday to Saturday evenings and Sunday lunch. We have a separate children’s menu and small play area.

We try to use the best seasonal, local and fairly-traded produce, including organics where we can, to ensure that the cooking retains all the real flavour of good food.

There’s also a Deli where you can purchase organic, fair-trade and locally sourced food to take home, including organic wines, beers & spirits, plus jams and preserves made in our own kitchen.

You can hire our meeting room or even the whole café for your meetings, celebrations and events. We can supply hot and cold buffets to suit a range of budgets.

We also host live music, comedy and poetry including regular events such as Laughing Cows (all female comedy nights), The Retort Cabaret Show (an eclectic mix of music, comedy, poetry and alternative cabaret). Storytelling Café (bringing storytelling back to adult audiences) and Poetry Bites.

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Amythyst Kiah

A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah's commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocalsa deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past. Accoutred interchangeably with banjo, acoustic guitar, or a…

Sun 23 Jul

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Ari Eisinger

Ari Eisinger (Philadelphia, USA) is a world-renowned performer of 1920s and 1930s country blues and ragtime guitar.

Wed 4 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Blue Rose Code

Celtic ballads from Edinburgh born singer-songwriter Ross Wilson.

Sun 12 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

CafÉ Paradiso - It's Easy If You Try

Imagine…. three good friends, out of work actors, in a beautiful cafe, devising a show about the things that really matter … Life, love, happiness and freedom. From simple beginnings, their quirky imaginations take them in unusual directions … comic, poignant, absurd, unsettling, thought provoking and heart warming. And…

Sun 3 Sep

£4.40–£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Catastrophe Club

Catastrophe Club brings some of the regions finest talents to the Kitchen Garden. Details for the August show are still to be confirmed.

Sun 6 Aug

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

Catfish Keith

Revered singer/guitarist described by critics as the 'new king of slide guitar' delivers some foot-stompin', deep delta blues.

Tue 10 Oct

£11 / 0121 443 4725

The Coal Porters

Ladies and gentlemen, meet The Coal Porters, the world's first alt-bluegrass act. Formed ten years ago by ex-Long Ryder and former NME cover boy Sid Griffin. Producing Lindisfarne gave Griffin the impetus to move from electric music to acoustic music, to revamp old themes and melodies and soup them up for the 21st…

Thu 12 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Dissident Prophet

Birmingham, UK has produced many noteworthy musical acts over the years. Such diverse bands as The Moody Blues, Black Sabbath, and Duran Duran hail from this locality, and each can be considered an iconoclast, eschewing the trends of the day to create something new and exciting. Dissident Prophet is following in the…

Sun 17 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Edwina Hayes

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert…

Sun 20 Aug

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Gerry Colvin Band

Folk-pop legend Gerry Colvin must be one of the most endearing and energetic musicians on the planet, just as much at home playing small clubs as he is supporting Status Quo on their Aquostic Live Tour. This multi-talented singer-songwriter performs all his own material, combining catchy melodies with thoughtful lyrics on…

Sun 1 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Iain Matthews

Iain Matthews first gained attention as a founding member of and vocalist for the innovative Fairport Convention's first three albums, changing the face of folk music in this country. He moved on to create Matthews' Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. They had a No 1 hit in the UK with Joni…

Wed 2 Aug

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Ian Matthews

Iain Matthews first gained attention as a founding member of and vocalist for the innovative Fairport Convention's first three albums, changing the face of folk music in this country. He moved on to create Matthews' Southern Comfort, exploring his interest in American music. They had a No 1 hit in the UK with Joni…

Wed 2 Aug

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Kevin Thomas: History From The 50

This series of environmental and architectural photography by Birmingham-based artist Thomas celebrates the views from the city's iconic number 50 bus route which has the most frequent buses across Europe as well as passing many fascinating architectural and cultural buildings of interest.

Sun 6 Aug

Free / 0121 443 4725

  • 09:00

The Lady Meets The Songbird…'echoes Of Voices Stilled Too Early

The Julie July Band returns to celebrate the music of two talented female artists, sadly lost to us at an early age. American-born Eva Cassidy is remembered for her stunning interpretations and arrangements of a wide variety of songs, including 'Over the Rainbow', 'Fields of Gold' and 'Songbird'. Critics agree she…

Thu 28 Sep

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Michael Chapman

2016 marked Michael Chapman's 75th birthday and 50 years since he went on the road professionally. Michael Chapman first became known on the London and Cornish folk circuits in 1966. Playing a blend of atmospheric and autobiographical material he established a reputation for intensity and innovation. Signed to EMI's…

Mon 7 Aug

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Michael Mcdermott/heather Horton The Westies

Often likened to Dylan and Springsteen, 2016 was a big year for Chicago singer/songwriter Michael McDermott. Voted Best Male Artist by Americana-UK readers, his album Willow Springs received several Best of 2016 awards. American Roots UK described it as one of the best album of the 21st century. His live shows are…

Sun 24 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Mick Thomas With Squeezebox Wally

"Acclaimed Australian singer songwriter Mick Thomas, leader of Weddings, Parties, Anything & the Sure Thing, makes a welcome return to KGC together with fellow WPA cohort Mark 'Squeezebox Wally' Wallace on accordion. Playing songs from Mick's new retrospective book 'These Are The Days' & companion album 'These Are…

Mon 13 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

My Comedy

August's show features new female comedians and headliner, Mercedes Benson great characterisation and some killer lines Psychologies Magazine. Hosting the evening will be resident MC, Maureen Younger (one of the best MCs in the country Jo Enright).

Wed 9 Aug

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

O'hooley & Tidow

With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian; the voice and piano songwriting duo of Belinda O'Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as 'one of British folk's mightiest combinations' (Mojo). Their latest album, Shadows has…

Thu 19 Oct

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Peter Bruntnell

NME claimed that "Peter Bruntnell's records should be taught in schools" and if you ask the likes of Rumer, Peter Buck, Scott Mccaughey, Willy Vlautin, Jay Farrar, John Murry or Kathleen Edwards they'll all agree that Peter Bruntnell is a writer with rare and mysterious qualities. "Bruntnell has a remarkable knack for…

Thu 14 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Rachel Harrington

This popular Seattle singer songwriter returns to the UK after a five year hiatus from touring.

Tue 8 Aug

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Rachel Harrington

Returning to the spotlight after taking a much needed break in 2013, the singer-songwriter from Seattle returns with brand new material, which has been dubbed 'gothic Americana'. Harrington was exposed to the country music scene from a young age while staying with a family in Montana.

Tue 8 Aug

£12 / 0121 443 4725

  • 19:30 – 22:30

Rainbow Girls

Back to the UK after a 2-year gap, Rainbow Girls is a collaborative of songwriters, multi-instrumentalists, vocalists - California natives who've spent the last 4 years touring Europe and the US as a rock n' roll band but who've recently returned to their folkier roots, embarking on a house concert tour across…

Tue 19 Sep

£11 / 0121 443 4725

Rory Mcleod

An incredible ex circus clown and fire eater, now a one-man soul band, poet and storyteller. A modern travelling troubadour using tap shoes, acappella, harmonica, guitar, trombone, spoons, finger cymbals, bandorea, djembe and foot operated percussion! Having travelled all around the world, this is certainly not one to…

Mon 6 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Siobhan Wilson

Siobhan Wilson was brought up in Elgin, Morayshire and after some time absorbing the French culture in Paris returned to Scotland to the city of Glasgow where she currently resides. Since returning to Scotland Siobhan self-realised an EP, receiving critical praise and radio play across the BBC network and been championed…

Thu 21 Sep

£9.90 / 0121 443 4725

State Of The Union

State Of The Union will return with their third album for Reveal Records in Autumn 2017 and a concert tour with selected Summer Festival dates. Combining the mercurial talents of English songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, State of the Union create a…

Tue 3 Oct

£15.40 / 0121 443 4725


Threaded are releasing their second album, Fair Winds and Following Seas, and would love you to join them for their launch tour! With the unique instrumental line up of clarinet, violin and guitar, Threaded creates a distinctive sound like you've never heard before. With a classically trained background and influence from…

Wed 26 Jul

£8.80 / 0121 443 4725

Tir Na Nog

Tir na nOg have been described as Alt Folk, Prog Folk, Psych Folk, and even Space Folk! But the duo, formed by Leo O'Kelly & Sonny Condell in 1970, transcends all these categories. What is not in doubt is that they are two of the most original and influential songwriters and performers Ireland has ever produced. Their…

Wed 1 Nov

£13.20 / 0121 443 4725

Worry Dolls

A tenacious red-headed female duo born out of the joint talents of Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones, who met in Liverpool when they were 18, both on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of 'O Brother, Where Art Thou?'. They perform with a new sound, blending the tender urgency…

Thu 16 Nov

£11 / 0121 443 4725

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