We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“A Cozy Nest” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bird's Nest Cafe

Bird's Nest Cafe
Ranked #11 of 48 Restaurants in Bedford
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American, Cafe
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Palmyra
Level Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“A Cozy Nest”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Nestled in downtown Bedford, PA the Bird's Nest Cafe is a comfortable, casual spot for lunch or dinner. The exterior was decorated with seasonal cornstalks, pumpkins and mums - very welcoming. Although the day I visited, weather did not allow for outdoor dining, but tables were set up, so that might be available on good days.

The menu was heavy on soups, salads and sandwiches. Everything our party had was very good. There is a bakery next door, and the desserts served from there were also quite tasty. Prices are reasonable, waitstaff friendly and service prompt.

Avoid the turnpike food and get off at the Bedford exit. The town has some nice shops, and the food is far better than rest stop meals.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank BurghGal12
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

144 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    68
    53
    11
    2
    10
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
State College, PA
Level Contributor
59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice local cafe close to Bedford exit on PA Turnpike”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013 via mobile

We stopped at the Bird's Nest traveling from State College to DC. It is a very cute spot. We found parking at the lot across the street. Service was very nice but slow. The lunch menu was limited to soups (home made and very good) and sandwiches. I had the chicken and pepper sandwich special, and it was ok, but very dry. I took mayo from my hubby's BLT to make it edible. Better than a chain, but not outstanding.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank theaquitaine
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Fredericton, Canada
Level Contributor
520 reviews
251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
“Good food, good service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2013

We found the Bird's Nest during a recent road trip and usually try to avoid chains and look for quaint places that the locals go to. The Bird's Nest fit the bill perfectly. We arrived just after noon and got the last table. The 2 waitresses were very busy but efficient and promptly took our order. The food was somewhat slow in coming but was very tasty and worth waiting for. It was just like home cooking. They also have a selection of local produce and we picked up some honey. Well worth the little extra time off the highway.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CFofLL
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Breakfast!!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Cute, Quaint, Cozy cafe for breakfast. Great staff, great food.
Discovered during our stay at the Omni. Will return.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank CGMRRP
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
maryland
Level Contributor
50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“leave the springs and come for breakfast”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

sit outside...soak up a little bedford atmosphere...and enjoy a good breakfast...don't want the huge brunch at the crystal room? - here's where you need to come...the food is very good...the service is friendly - if a bit slow in the kitchen...but it's all fresh cooked and high quality...great atmosphere...very casual...and the bakery is terrific...what's not to like?

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank spfunbath
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Bird's Nest Cafe also viewed

 

Been to Bird's Nest Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing