Hive Cafe

Sense TouchBase Pears COVID-19 Statement:

The welfare of everyone that visits Sense TouchBase Pears is of the utmost importance, and we will do everything we can to ensure you are kept safe.

We have been monitoring the COVID-19 government recommendations closely and social distancing is being advised across the country, we want to ensure we are doing what we can to protect everyone who uses the building, especially the people Sense supports.

As such we have taken the decision to close to general public, including the library and café. We are also postponing all events, courses and workshops for the foreseeable future.

As you know, this situation is changing daily. We will be doing as much as possible to resume sessions as quickly as possible, when we feel it is safe to do so, and will keep you updated. If you do have any questions please email
The Hive Café is a big and bright space open to everyone. Whether you’re using our facilities or just passing by, you’re always welcome at The Hive. Get yourself a tasty full breakfast, hot and cold lunch, coffee and tea or a simple grab-and-go snack. This versatile open-plan area is family-friendly, and with a children’s library and play area on the same floor, it’s perfect for parents. High chairs and changing facilities are available. To find out more about our activities click here. You can reserve tables at The Hive Café for informal events. Depending on the size of your party, there may be a minimum spend. Contact us on 0121 415 2720 or email

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 8.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Saturday: 9.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Sunday: Closed


At the Hive Cafe we’re all about accessibility! Our well-lit, open-plan space has wheelchair access and caters to everyone, no matter what your needs.

With many of our staff being British Sign Language (BSL) users, you can order in BSL. And if you don’t know how, we can always teach you!​