at 500-504 Moseley Road, Birmingham, B12 9AH United Kingdom

Art and Community Cafe

500-504 Moseley Road
Birmingham B12 9AH
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 07845083322


ORT is a cafe, a wine bar, a real ale bar, a live music venue, a great night out in Birmingham, a Jazz venue, a gallery, an exhibition space, a vegetarian food specialist offering Vegan and Gluten-Free options, an inexpensive place to eat, drink and enjoy events, a comedy venue, a place to buy handmade gifts, a place to spend an afternoon, family and child friendly, a place to meet new people and a place to learn a new language, to discuss philosophy, science and share skills and so much more... ORT opened on the 11/11/11, an art and community café and bar space in Balsall Heath, ORT is aimed at the local community of residents, artists, art enthusiasts, young people, students, tourists and Birmingham lovers. Ort is run by Josephine Reichert and Ridhi Kalaria as well as some valuable members of the team. ORT functions as a café during the daytime and a bar at night, serving a variety of hot and cold drinks, with and without alcohol, cakes and cooked food. ORT is a pescatarian cafe cooking with fresh vegetables that are in season and on occasion preparing dishes containing fish. We can cater for people with special dietary needs, however, we are not a health food cafe. We have Gluten Free options on nearly all our menu options so please make sure you ask for it! Please bear in mind that we are not professional chefs but young people passionate about healthy home-cooked affordable food. We are not a chain restaurant but an independent business, which means that we have a personal and friendly relationship with our customers. Moreover, we aim to minimise waste using a compost system and recycling all recyclable waste. We have very little food waste and aim to keep this to a minimum. ORT is also a community place where people can gain access to information about the area and events, meet new people, gain new knowledge and skills, through a skills exchange programme and access events held at ORT by the community itself. The events held at ORT by the community are mainly cultural sessions that take the shape of language sessions, critical discussions on literature, philosophy, art and the sciences, art workshops, skills exchanges, salons, readings, social development and skills development through workshops and business advice. Moreover, ORT provides free space for meetings and there also is a gallery space within the cafe that allows people to exhibit their work free of charge. ORT is a space that is open 6 days of the week giving people a constant point to come to in the Balsall Heath area. We are a business with a strong non-for-profit methodology using cafe profits towards organising more events and maintaining the space as a community centre. ORT is a space where people can drop by without having to purchase anything; they can take part in activities without consumption. We love the diversity of Birmingham and want to maintain it. We believe that a place like ORT was missing in this area and with such an eclectic array of people, we are passionate about sustaining this project for years to come. We serve food until 8pm every night, except the Breakfast and the Sunday Roast which we serve until 6pm. We are fully licensed and serve alcohol until 11pm on weeknights and until late on the weekend. Hire Ort Gallery can be hired out for a variety of purposes: Meeting Rooms Film Shoots Exhibitions AGMs and Conventions Rehearsals Studio use more The cost for hire is £6 per hour, rates can be negotiated if the space is needed for a longer period of time. Catering by Ort Cafe available. Please e-mail info@ortgallery.co.uk for more information. If you are interested in getting a studio space or hiring a venue from The Old Print Works please e-mail Jude Greenwood at information@oldprintworks.org

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Wednesdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Thursdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Fridays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Saturdays: 10:00- 23:00
  • Sundays: 11:00- 19:00


Price category
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Company Rating

1543 Facebook users were in ORT. It's a 9 position in Popularity Rating for companies in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category in Birmingham

2574 FB users likes ORT, set it to 15 position in Likes Rating for Birmingham in Arts/entertainment/nightlife category

Thanks to all who came along today for a brilliant Sold Out @popupdosa :)

Published on 2014-11-29 17:50:28 GMT

Nut Roast today ! with its roasted vegetables, yorkshire pudding, swede mash and everything :)

Published on 2014-11-30 01:25:14 GMT

It's a bright Sunday for a History Trail down Moseley Road with Balsall H Local Hist Soc & Bham Theatre Co Meet at the gallery at 2pm! Free

Published on 2014-11-30 01:11:55 GMT

Stunning vocalist Eliza Shaddad is playing Ort tonight with support from Dutch Cousin starts 8.30pm

Published on 2014-11-28 16:42:29 GMT

Reminder: Greg @NationalCareers will be at Ort on Weds 3rd Dec from 10am-5pm, book a free appointment by calling 0800 100 900

Published on 2014-11-27 15:04:34 GMT

Todays Special: Veggie Chilli with Janapeños & Rice, Leek & Potato Soup

Published on 2014-11-27 12:51:59 GMT

Still a few places left for Pop Up Dosa this Saturday 12-3pm! Book by calling 07845 083322

Published on 2014-11-27 12:51:22 GMT

We need more MUGS again! If you got any you want rid off we'll have them - thank you! (Can't have chipped ones)

Published on 2014-11-27 11:00:27 GMT

Roast Pumpkin Soup for Lunch Today! #souptastysoup

Published on 2014-11-26 01:20:30 GMT

Our German classes might start again! What days suit you Friday evenings, Saturday or Sunday afternoon?

Published on 2014-11-25 15:50:36 GMT

For lunch on this cold day : potato gratin (Gratin Dauphinois as we call it in France) and a leeks fondue with some mushrooms !

Published on 2014-11-25 01:08:28 GMT

And have a Nut Roast for lunch !! with all the trimmings ;)

Published on 2014-11-23 14:00:20 GMT

Ok, minor hiccup- we're open! Come on over :)

Published on 2014-11-23 12:22:27 GMT

Sorry for the delay we'll be opening as soon as we can!

Published on 2014-11-23 12:09:52 GMT

Morning Orters! Chef Josie at the ready with a mahoosive Pumpkin, Courgette & Spinach Lasagne!

Published on 2014-11-21 12:09:36 GMT

Tonight: An Evening of Experimental Pop with My Autumn Empire | James Brough | UltraBrontë 8pm

Published on 2014-11-20 01:25:58 GMT

We are officially on holiday! We are now closed until & including 25th August. Have a nice time Orters, don't miss us too much xXx

Published on 2014-08-11 11:55:32 GMT

Tonight at Ort: Live Jazz with Steve Tromans' Axis Point! From 8.30pm

Published on 2014-08-08 00:59:50 GMT

Hey Orters! Today is our last day before our 2 weeks annual leave. Please come around to wish us some awesome time off and have your 'ort fix'.

Published on 2014-08-08 08:54:24 GMT

Tonight: Funk & Motown DJ Set with RCF1 and Bertrant 7-10pm Free Entry

Published on 2014-08-06 15:08:56 GMT


Published on 2014-08-06 10:44:06 GMT

No French Class ce soir... Pardon!

Published on 2014-08-05 14:45:39 GMT

Today: Eclectic laptop set & visuals from Somali Pirates. Expect electronica, classical, folk & ethnic music & blissed out pop from 5pm Free

Published on 2014-08-03 11:29:12 GMT

Our favouritest Louise Petit returns with two ace of base support acts! Tonight from 8.30pm

Published on 2014-08-02 15:59:16 GMT

Tonight: @BestSeatSession presents Little Sparrow with support from Louise Kilbride and Chris Cleverely (Folk/SingerSongw) from 8pm only £4

Published on 2014-07-31 11:53:50 GMT

Tonight: Authentic Japanese Dinner with PikaPika Pop Up 6-9pm!

Published on 2014-07-30 00:41:16 GMT

Yum yum for your tum... got some meze for you...patatas bravas, baba ganoush and a spiced marrow with homegrown garlic!

Published on 2014-07-29 00:33:18 GMT

This afternoon at Ort: Special Edition of Magic Cinema vs. Still Walking Festival "Video Strolls" from 5pm Free Entry