On Harborne highstreet, there is a delightful bakery called Peel and Stone. With a constantly changing menu of delightful treats on sale, as well as freshly baked bread varieties, it is the perfect place for a quick shop.
Downstairs, there is a cosy, slightly urban restaurant, where the food is of the same high quality as the shop floor. The garlic bread resonates in my head as being particularly soft textured; just remember to chew on parsley after, to rid that pungent garlic aroma, so as not to offend your fellow diners!
Below I have described some of my favourites products from there:
Firstly, their sourdough bread, (different varities shown in both photos) which have a unique hint of sourness. The quite dense, bouncy, crumpet like texture is particularly complementary with a warm, soothing soup.
Their breads are also superbly frozen; some say they even taste better after defrosting!
My ultimate favourite, however, is their almond baklava croissant (in the forefront of the first picture) as its sweet, subtle, marzipan taste, and soft yet slightly chewy texture, is an unbeatable combination. Despite not being a huge fan of marzipan, this croissant somehow satisfies my taste buds.
Overall, I highly recommend this bakery if you are ever in the parameters of Harborne: go and try their savoury breads or sweet brownies, croissants and more, which are all produced to a very high standard.