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Birdhouse

#6,021 of 19,157 Places to Eat in London
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123 St. John's Hill, London SW11 1SZ, England
+44 20 7228 6663
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07:00 - 16:00
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Mon - Fri 07:00 - 16:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 17:00
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London, United Kingdom
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193 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed my breakfast at Birdhouse: great service, nice atmosphere and great food! Their chorizo is amazing.

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Thank Charlotte0011
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
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278 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sorry about this but - not for me. Why? Very noisy even when half full, spartan and slightly uncomfortable, and adding 11% service charge. Food nice enough though.

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Thank SussexBloke
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

In fairness, the coffee was what one would come to expect from a hipster style cafe: slightly bitter, strong and served at the correct temperature. Alas the request to wait outside, during December, whilst they prepared my coffee to go left me somewhat perplexed and if nothing else rather cold.

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Thank Arian M
London, United Kingdom
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160 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The competition around The Birdhouse continues to grow and there are some great local alternatives but Birdhouse still wins in terms of the best coffee by far and some unusual and delicious food at fair prices. Do yourself a favour and drop in - you won't be disappointed!

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1 Thank funtyone
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65 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This place is just cozy and welcoming!Either for coffee and something sweet, or full breakfast/brunch. It was simply delish! I ordered the omelette with avocado on it. I was so pleased and my mouth and belly super happy. Very very yummy 😋 highly recommend. Prices normal for what it was and for London, very nice staff.

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Thank Azucena A
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129 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I popped in for a quick bite to eat on a Sunday afternoon and I was super impressed with the birdhouse. So much more than a cafe, the food is outstanding! We had the steak bocadillo and smashed avocado on toast with fresh squeezed orange juice which were spot on. The food was incredibly flavoursome and super fresh. I can't... More 

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Thank Ali_Royal_2015
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

I love this place. I come here most weekends with my husband. the food is made with care and presented beautifully. The staff are always such a pleasure and I love getting to know them as they are such interesting people. They are always busy at the weekends but the food NEVER suffers nor the coffee. We sometimes try other... More 

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Thank headcheflondon
London
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

I don't know why so many cafes in Clapham Junction have no wifi or a really bad connection. It's tough to use my own data even...

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Thank EimearC88
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

The service was appalling! They overcharged me. I asked for both bills, which I didn't think was an unreasonable request. I got a lot of sass from one of the baristas and then the next thing I know, the chef is screaming in my face telling me to get out, get out! I've worked in the hospitality industry for years... More 

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Thank ImpressOrDistress
Oxford, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

The best thing about this place is the warm banana bread, which you can have toasted and then smother it with butter to melt in and enjoy. The cafe has a really cool interior and vibe, conveniently located a short walk from Clapham Junction. Staff we really friendly and seemed to have a great relationship with their regulars and locals.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
07:00 - 16:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 16:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 16:00
Thursday
07:00 - 16:00
Friday
07:00 - 16:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 123 St. John's Hill, London SW11 1SZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7228 6663

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