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The Early Bird Diner

££ - £££
American, Diner
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No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
Name/address in local language
+886 4 2320 2608
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Today
08:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun 08:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 08:00 - 00:00
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Showing 27: English reviews
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I ordered scrambled egg with fish, i found the fish is not fresh at all , the bread was just simple toasted , not taste at all, price was 3++, +10% wow not cheep lol, not worth it at all , beaver of a black dog which is always bagging for food under table, i dont feel comfortable to have... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The food is meeh but the burgers and sandwiches are good. Breakfast menu is the best, all my friends like Early Bird for that. I like the shakes, a bit pricey but worth it.

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Thank Cebile N
Czestochowa, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

great place to meet up with friends on weekends for a great western style breakfast. Dinner and lunch items are also very good. Wait staff is friendly and cheerful.

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Thank Santacruz68
Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Good food, good staff, but service can take longer when it gets busy. I would avoid Sunday brunch, though the wait is worth it. The sesame tofu wrap is awesome!

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Thank ExpattyCake
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

From Taco Tuesday to enjoying a tofu wrap, this place has it all. The staff speaks English, the food is affordable, and the owners are welcoming. Just be warned: Sunday brunch is crazy busy. I would say to go at night, when things calm down.

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Taichung, Taiwan
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Early Bird is one of the great casual western diners with a good menu, excellent food and good service. On my last visit, the food was well prepared and the service was great. The owner is friendly and the staff will get to know you if you become a repeat customer. However, it doesn't matter - even first time guests... More 

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Thank Todd B
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016 via mobile

Food is average. A bit pricey for the taste. Some foreigners they don't like the food there but they enjoy the atmosphere.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015 via mobile

Early Bird is excellent. I've been living in Taichung for a year and eat here weekly. The staff is wonderful and friendly, very attentive. The food is delicious. I am a huge fan of the buffalo chicken burger and recommend it to everyone. Their wings and breakfast dishes are also delicious. Fabulous place to eat.

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Thank abroad91
Taichung, Taiwan
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2015

Hey, I've lived and worked in Taichung for 5 and a half years. I don't cook...at least not very well...so, the Early Bird Diner has become my 'home away from home'. "The Bird", as we regulars like to call it, has a large menu, great food and drinks, and really good, friendly service. I usually get their "Deuces Wild" breakfast... More 

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Thank Warren S
Manchester UK
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2015

The staff at the Early Bird have done a good job and after reading some of the reviews below I wasn't expecting much. I was particularly looking for the 'omelettes with funny names', but sadly couldn't find any..... just normal names now. Good selection of 'western' style breakfasts, burgers and drinks and quality and quantity of food very good. Service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$10
Cuisine
American, Diner
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 17:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 00:00
Saturday
08:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No.62 Zhongming South Road, West District, Taichung, Taiwan
  • Location: Asia  >  Taiwan  >  Taichung
  • Phone Number: +886 4 2320 2608

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?