Recently Katrina and myself took a little visit to Urban Coffee, which for those of you who don't know is a chain of a coffee shops located in Birmingham- but these are coffee shops with a difference offering cocktails, live events and a range of lovely food! During out visit we had a chat with Beth (the assistant manager) who told us lots of interesting information about the company! The company was founded by Simon and Amir two guys who work in IT and had no idea about retailing coffee until they started their own brand- Urban Coffee. Both love lot of coffee and loved the independent retails within in London but struggled to find the same quality outside of London so created their own brand. It doesn't stop there they stepped it up a notch with alcoholic drinks and making it a venue where events happen and although I only visited one of their branches I'm sure they all have same feel about them, homely and the staff are so lovely and smiley! On the Urban Coffee website their are ten facts and a picture about all of the staff that work in their branches- which I think is great and gives it that bit of an extra personal touch. Although I don't actually like Coffee I had a hot chocolate and it was fabulous, and I loved the little touches throughout the shop such as the little milk bottles, chalk boards and benches, I thought you guys would you enjoy some of the snaps I took!