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The Bluebird Cafe

5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
+44 7749 971847
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (68 reviews)
“pulled pork” (30 reviews)
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American, Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

NOTE - get here early! This place is PACKED from start to finish! We were lucky to only wait 20 mins for a table but it was so worth the wait. Delicious, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes topped with bacon (could have done with a bit more...More

Thank mcrfoodiex
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for your patience waiting for the table and good to hear you werent disappointed 😁Thanks for trying us out and hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to Bluebird Cafe for Breakfast on the way to the Botanical Gardens. The place is very small but we luckily had a table straight away. Ordered gluten free pancakes which are the best pancakes we have ever eaten...amazing! A little bit of a wait...More

Thank Catherine H
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Catherine, happy to hear you enjoyed your Gluten free pancakes. Thanks for visiting us and hopefully we'll see you again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my fiance had vegetarian breakfast burritos and they were absolutely lovely, filled us up for the whole day of venturing the city. The staff are delightful, gorgeous atmosphere.

1  Thank Smushed
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place is cozy but small, not many tables so be there early or be prepared to wait. Nonetheless, do not let that dissuade you from visiting this gem of a place. Their food is absolute quality. Home prepped and ever so flavourful, we came...More

1  Thank Gui Shuen T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really awesome breakfast. I had pancakes which were up there with the best I've had and the wife the standard breakfast which she loved. Very friendly and the coffee is banging. It is small and cosy and they said extra busy on Friday mornings.

1  Thank TomDaWindsurfer
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loooooved the buttermilk pancakes here! Small and idyllic cafe, though seating isn’t most comfortable. But hey, that doesn’t do anything to the taste of the food right. Man those pancakes were good.

1  Thank Gwen Felice S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place is very cosy and cute. Food is great and fresh, especially pancakes. The staff is super friendly and cool to talk to. Highly recommend for breakfast visits

1  Thank vadimp412
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great little cafe with super friendly staff. The food is really fresh and tasty. The breakfast burrito is really good and the avocado salsa is a must. There is a great selection of homemade scones.

1  Thank 0-Norrie-0
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

Cozy place excellent coffee it is a double shot very strong and flavourful. Scones is a must try as well as pancakes. Inspired by Tennessee style.

Thank Aik K
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

And wasn’t disappointed. I went for the full breakfast and my partner the pancakes with maple syrup. Food was delicious - the black pudding was nice and spicy, haggis was lovely as was the lorne sausage (which took me back to my childhood days). It’s...More

Thank Scottish_Rocket
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 4 - US$ 8
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7749 971847
  • E-mail
Coffee shop, Cafe, homecooking, American, Scottish, bakery, artisan coffee, buttermilk pancakes, local produce, variety of fresh scones, full Scottish breakfast, vegan, gluten-free, pulled pork, jackfruit, cakes, bakery
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