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The Bluebird Cafe

#192 of 1,830 Restaurants in Edinburgh
Certificate of Excellence
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5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
+44 7749 971847
06:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 06:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 08:00 - 17:00
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

I used to be a regular at "the bird" but have been out of the country for 6 months. So happy to be back. The customer service was just as remembered; friendly and efficient, I think the server was called Lily -blond girl- The pancakes were better than remembered and certainly better than anything I've had stateside.

Thank Edinburgh97
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Me and my boyfriend really enjoyed our breakfast at the Bluebird Cafe last Sunday morning! We shared the pancakes and a bacon/chicken/avocado sandwich. The food was awesome, especially the pancakes tasted really great. The staff were very friendly and even wrapped the food for us that we couldn't finish during the meal so that we could eat it later. Stop... More 

2 Thank Maud E
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Described by my work colleague as "that place with the amazing scones" although it's so much more than that! Amazing breakfasts, lunches, vegan options, good banter from the staff and just a lovely atmosphere. Everytime I try something new I think it won't beat the previous, but everything is so good!

2 Thank Insaneness
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74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great wee cafe in Cannonmills. The menu is massive and has something for everyone (full Scottish, pancakes, soup, sandwiches, wraps, cakes, scones...). We both had the breakfast and it was so tasty. All food was really fresh, and the service was great. Definitely recommend heading out the city centre to come here.

2 Thank Kirsty L
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 January 2017

Second visit here. It's a small little cafe serving tasty foods and some fantastic pancakes. On our first visit we had a very rude and miserable waitress on this next visit we had the same one.. She is quite possibly one of the worst waitresses I have ever experienced. She threw the menu on the table and came back a... More 

1 Thank rabsci
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

My friend and I met here for lunch. There is a great selection of food suitable for either breakfast or lunch. I had humus and roasted veg of ciabatta with leaves which was delicious. My friend had the banana and peanut butter scone which she enjoyed. There are a couple of changes that could be made to improve the cafe... More 

Thank Margot186525
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

Very nice and cosy place, great and friendly staff, reasonable prices and great pulled pork sandwich!

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 27 December 2016

Small sized friendly cafe. Cozy seating. The buttermilk pancakes with bacon and maple syrup were excellent. Would visit again !

Thank Rohan C
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32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Super friendly staff, great food and good service. The best coffee we've had in the UK. Australians, so we are coffee snobs! It's was great, strong and not served in a bucket. Great breaky, get out there if you can.

1 Thank hutto0573
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Delicious pancakes, good coffee and amazing service. A little pricey, but will certainly visit again.

Thank Jack1405

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
American, Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
08:00 - 17:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
06:00 - 16:00
08:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7749 971847

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?