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The Bad Guide

to the Greasy Spoon Cafes of Birmingham

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Mr Egg, Hurst Street



























...................................................Exterior, Hurst Street ...............................................................
























...........................Mr Egg himself........................................................the magic motto (slightly vandalised)..................



Behold the king of all greasy spoons. Mr Egg is Birmingham's finest institution, where the motto was once "Eat like a king for a £1" now since adjusted for inflation and vandalised to read "Eat like a Ring for £1.50". The other new motto is "Eat like a queen for £3", being situated next to the Gay Quarter. Itís the place to go for ďa cracking mealĒ. But if you need the toilet go in pairs. One to use it, the other to make sure no one else goes in, as there is no lock or toilet paper, so take your own! Open well into the early hours, it's packed after 11pm, serving the usual chips, fry-ups, jacket potatoes and baguettes.


The decor has an egg theme, the ceiling features a lovely fried egg in fabric and there is a cheerful use of bright yellow tiles throughout. If you haven't been to Mr Egg, then you obviously don't go out enough. Chips here are good, (the secret ingredient is Tesco economy Chips), but beware of homeless people begging for cash to buy some toast. The chain-smoking emaciated staff here are obviously never hungry (not a good sign when you work with food), appearance wise they get 4 barks out of 5. As much as we take the piss out of these greasy dirt holes, the owners of these joints have the last laugh, as us fools keep going back for more!


Need a napkin, use your sleeve! During the day it's populated by smart office workers and builders in hard hats. At night piss heads and clubbers are the main inhabitants. It's just fantastic, lots of positive press coverage, because it has been voted the best greasy spoon in Brum and we couldn't agree more!









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