The Bluebird Café
A tiny space brimming with character where friendly staff serve imaginative food that has an authentic flavour of the southern United States.
Bluebird Café may be tiny but it punches way above its size. There is a loyal customer base drawn from surrounding offices during the week, while passers-by occupy the 14 seats at weekends. And, remarkably, given its limited space, it is also an occasional venue for live music – country, of course, in keeping with its southern USA theme. Customers can text their orders – a useful tactic at busy times – but with daily changing soups, scones and cakes, all made on the premises, it’s tempting to cast an eye over the options before deciding. Light Tennessee buttermilk pancakes made from a secret recipe are a big hit, while the Bluebird burrito stuffed with scrambled egg, cheese, avocado and bacon hits the right note at any time of day. Good locally ground coffee comes in a mug and ideally accompanies cakes such as bourbon brownie – another delicious nod to the southern states.
- Provides: Vegetarian options (at least ¼ main courses), Children's portions
- Music on stereo: Country music
- Live entertainment: Occasional live music (12 people max) or at Leith Depot
- Capacity: 14
- Largest group: 14
- Open since: 2014