Pirlo’s is the latest addition to the city’s growing crop of dessert parlours; but this ‘new kid on the block’ sets a whole new standard when it comes to style and substance
This uber cool dessert restaurant and bakery has just opened in the city centre, near Moor Street Station’s car park bringing a New York loft style cafe experience with high ceilings, exposed brickwork and lots of copper. But most importantly, lots of decadent desserts from early morning until midnight! Created inside a former factory in Digbeth, Pirlo’s is due to open its doors, today on Monday, April 25th.
So whether you have a passing sweet tooth or you are a committed chocoholic, there’s a plethora of decadent desserts to satisfy your taste buds; from glorioso gelato to wonderful waffles; from kick-ass crêpes to sumptuous sundaes. This on-trend cafe, serves a myriad of tasty treats including cakes, sundaes, cookie dough, waffles and gelato. They are also offering premium coffee from local business Quarterhorse Coffee who freshly grind their coffee beans daily.
The concept is the brainchild of local friends Israr Khaliq, Arfan Rehman, Ram Chand and Mandip Sandhu.
Arfan said: “We all saw the potential of a high end desserts parlour that would open late at night in the city centre. There are lots of dessert places in Birmingham but they are mainly concentrated around Sparkbrook Road area. We wanted something that was classy and above all we wanted to offer quality desserts, so we spent a lot of time trying to find experienced trained pastry chefs.”
One of the menu’s star attractions is the alcohol free tiramisu – Savoiardo biscuits soaked in a coffee syrup then layered with chocolate shavings and a coffee mascarpone (£6.95). On the menu is vegan delights chocolate and beetroot cake (£3.45), walnut treacle tart (£3.45), New York style lemon cheesecake, as well as raspberry and chia seed verrine (£3.45).
On the waffles menu ( £6.95) pick from spiced mango and pineapple with toasted coconut, Marathon – nougat, roasted peanuts and caramel sauce, crispy M&M with a hot chocolate sauce. There is also cookie dough menu (£5.95) with flavours including caramel custard.
Sticking to the Italian theme, Pirlo’s serves gelato rather than ice cream. There is a lot of flavours to choose from with 23 types of gelato including Maltesers, bubblegum and midnight mint and there is also a nod to the cuisine of Great Britain, as Pirlo’s will also serve a cake of the day served with custard (£3.95). Tea lovers will not be disappointed either. Exotic tea flavours include mojito lime and mint green tea, cherry Bakewell tea, honey bee beautiful tea and pineapple mint (£2.35).
Pirlo’s dessert lounge, 6 Coventry Street, Digbeth B5 5NY