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“Great Brunch”
Review of The Two Bird Cafe

The Two Bird Cafe
Price range: US$15 - US$20
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Dining style: Casual Dining
Reviewed 2 April 2014

Rainy Saturday late morning brought us to The Two Bird Cafe recently for a very nice brunch experience. We were immediately seated in the main dining room, although the server tried to initally seat us in the empty side room. That was just the beginning of odd behavior from our server.

Handed menus and after several minutes noticed a white board with specials sitting off to the side. Craned around to try to decipher the specials when finally, the server says, "oh, would you like to see the specials?". Ah, yes please. No indication of available drinks, so inquired (not sure if they served alcohol) and was met with a stare as if we had multiple heads.

First round of mimosas was anemic but passable, but then realized they had fresh squeezed tangerine juice, so ordered the second round with that ingredient. Server exclaims "wow, what a great idea!". Clearly the staff is a bit rough around the edges.

Spouse had the salmon eggs Benedict (which went by some other name) and I had an omelette with a southwestern slant (pasilla chilis, roasted corn, jack cheese, salsa fresca, etc.). Benedict was truly a taste experience: nice flavor blend with the salmon and perfectly cooked eggs (yolks not too runny, yet slightly solid). My omelette was good but could have used a little kick. Home fries were absolutely perfect - crispy, crunchy outside and creamy inside.

Service was reasonable aside from oddities mentioned above, food makes up for service deficiencies - hence, the 'very good' rating. Prices were high, but everything is pricey in this area.

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Stopped for brunch on a Saturday because it looked like a cute place. Glad we did. We split two of the brunch specials. Both were so excellent that it would be hard to pick a favorite, makes my mouth water just thinking of the delicious food. The friendliness of the staff made you feel right at home, like you are sitting in a friends kitchen. Don't pass this gem of a place up!

Thank Wendz1
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Reviewed 6 April 2013

I have had both lunch and dinner at The Two Bird Cafe. Service was attentive without hovering. Nice variety in fare-from gourmet sandwiches, lovely fresh, organic salads, to delicious pastas.
Prices are not "out of this world." Occasionally there is live acoustic music too. Worth checking out if you are in the SGV.

Thank Nhoffman_13
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Reviewed 17 September 2012

Breakfast on the porch in summer or lunch by the fireplace in Winter, The Two Bird is my favorite place to be in the San Geronimo Valley or even the whole of Marin County. Love the home fries...or the steak! Anything Tony whips up with mushrooms will be great. Enjoy

Thank Kendra D
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Reviewed 16 July 2012

...but the food at the Two Bird is very, very good. We've been brunching aroung Northern CA for several years and consider ourselves burnch experts.The whole wheat pancakes here are extraordinary. My partner had the "Valley Omelet" with asparagus...excellent. Crispy home fires were good. They serve Graffeo coffee which is exceptionally good. The Huevos Rancheros looked a bit like a kids meal with a lot of melted cheese and tortilla chips, but at the tables around us this dish seemed to be very popular. (Best Huevos Rancheros: Putah Creek Cafe in Winters and Bay Watch on Lombard in SF). Our brunch with two Bloody Marys, two cups of coffee came to $45. The deck is shaded and relaxing (except for the chairs), our server was warm, witty and personable, worth 20%. We'll be back.

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