I have been visiting my son and his family in Birmingham this weekend and it is becoming a tradition that I go with the grandchildren to a unique cafe/sweet shop on the local Boldmere high street, called TREAT STREET.
I actually think it is me rather than the boys who enjoys these treats more, the place fascinates me, maybe reminds me of the sweetie shop when I was a child and I was allowed to go and choose ten penny sweets. I loved the smells and the colours and the promise of treats to come. I think the owner has caught on to a very good idea.
The owner , Jane told me that the idea started with a pancake van for her partner and a toffee shop for her and somehow the idea to combine the two just happened when she bought the property. The whole family now help out with this successful business.
This child friendly place is an old fashioned toffee shop, with bottles of sweets lining the walls, a display of hand made chocolates, and tables where you can sit and chose form a menu of ice cream, sundaes , proper milk shakes with all kind of toppings, waffles pancakes, scones jam , cup cakes, slushies, teas, indulgent hot chocolate and coffees.
DIL had scone and tea, Son P had Ice cream Sundae, grandson M had ice cream and grandson J and I had panckes with hot chocolate fudge sundae sauce. With drinks The whole bill only came to £12 50p!
We had a great discussion about the difference between pancakes and crepes and I said that crepes are thinner than British pancakes and American pancakes are smaller and thicker than both.
The business is a great success and really the place is too small, despite their extending into the small back yard. The also have birthday partys and Occasional magic and puppet shows for free.
My inner child was furhter satisfied by a Saturday morning visit to the cinema to watch Ice Age 4.
I love being a Grandma!
Love form Bolton
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