We have a number of outlets selling food and drink including the Signal Box Café, MiniBrum coffee corner and outdoor kiosk.

Signal Box Café

All aboard the Signal Box Café for great food in a fun, family setting.

The Signal Box Café is located on Level 0 next to the City of Birmingham locomotive.

It is open 10am - 5pm, Wednesday - Sunday during Birmingham term time, and Monday - Sunday during Birmingham school holidays.

Café dining area in large exhibition hall, an old tram and steam locomotive train are in the background

Café Menu

Main Menu

Baked Potatoes - Adult £8.50 and Child £6.50 (Half Filled Jacket)

  • Coronation Chickpea, Pineapple Salsa - chickpeas in a curried vegan mayonnaise dressing.
  • Chicken Tikka Balti - traditional Birmingham Balti.
  • Chipotle Three Bean Chilli, Coconut Yoghurt - spicy, Smokey tomato sauce.
  • Beans & Cheese - baked beans & Croxton Manor cheddar.
  • Tuna mayonnaise, Sweetcorn & Crispy Onions - tuna mayonnaise with a crunchy topping.
  • Pesto Chicken, Parmesan & Basil - chargrilled chicken in a pesto dressing.
  • Sour Cream & Chives Crispy Maple Turkey Bacon -steakhouse style

Folded Naan Bread £8.50

  • Chicken Balti, three bean chilli or Coronation Chickpea

Lunch Box £5.50

  • Sandwich, Pom bears, Juice/Milkshake Carton, Fruit
Sweet Treats

Cookies / Cakes / Pastries / Muffins from £2.00

  • Caffé Americano £2.20
    Steaming hot water and a double shot of espresso
  • Caffé Latte £3.20
    Steamed milk and a shot of espresso, lightly topped with foamed milk
  • Cappuccino £3.20
    An intense shot of espresso and half steamed, half foamed milk
  • Caffé Mocha £3.40
    Espresso, chocolate, steamed milk
  • Hot Chocolate £3.40
    Steamed milk and chocolate
  • Whole Leaf Tea £2.20
    A selection of the finest green teas, black teas and exotic herbal infusions
  • Espresso £1.70 small / £1.85 large
    Single or double shot of pure intense coffee
  • Add either an extra shot of espresso, whipped cream, syrup or oat milk for 70p.
  • Soft drinks from £2.00
  • Slush £2.80 small / £3.00 large
  • Juice Cartons £1.50
  • Fruit Shoot £2.00
  • Bottled Water £2.00

MiniBrum Coffee Corner

The Coffee Corner in MiniBrum sells refreshments and snacks.

During the week there is a vending machine selling snacks, cold drinks, tea and coffee. On weekends and school holidays we also offer savoury snacks and sweet treats too.

Payment is by card only.

Brightly-coloured coffee kiosk behind a mobile ice cream fridge attached to a bicycle

Platform 2 Kiosk

If you’d prefer to eat outside or fancy a takeaway treat, pop over to Platform 2. You’ll find us next to the Science Garden.

In the winter our opening hours are weather dependant. In the summer (June to mid September) it is open Monday to Sunday, 10am - 4pm.

Kiosk menu and offers


Breakfast offer

7.30am - 10am on weekdays (when Thinktank is open)

  • Bacon Roll, Hash Brown and either Filter coffee, Tea or Orange Juice carton £3.00
  • Vegan sausage roll and either Filter coffee, Tea or Orange Juice carton £3.00

Individual items

  • Bacon Roll £2.00
  • Hash brown £0.50
  • Vegan sausage roll £2.00
  • Filter coffee £2.00
  • Tea £2.00
  • Orange Juice carton £1.50

Lunch offer

11.30am -2pm on weekdays (when Thinktank is open)

  • Meat slice, can of pop or bottled water £3.00
  • Vegan Slice, can of pop or bottled water £3.00

Individual items

  • Meat Slice £2.30
  • Vegan Slice £2.30
  • Canned drink £1.50
  • Water £1.40
  • Filer coffee £2.00
  • Tea £2.00
  • Orange Juice carton £1.50
  • Canned drink £1.50
  • Water £1.40