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The Bluebird Cafe

5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
+44 7749 971847
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  • Excellent89%
  • Very good7%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“pancakes” (82 reviews)
“pulled pork” (32 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
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American, Cafe, British, Scottish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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LOCATION
5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
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1 - 10 of 265 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Bluebird Big Scots Breakfast! An experience! Enjoy! Crispy Bacon, Lorne Sausage, Haggis, Black Puddin, Home made tattie scone (potato pancake), fried egg, pancake and toast!

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Adrian R
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Adrian, thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you got to sample both the Scottish tattie scone and baked scones 😁. Team Bluebird

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely little place. Very tasty breakfasts and lovely friendly staff. Definitely recommend a visit if you sat in the area

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank wizza99
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hey, glad you enjoyed your breakie. Thanks for visiting us 😁

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had the most delicious breakfast at Bluebird this morning, having tried to get into Blue Bear cafe and not being able to get a table. We had the breakfast burrito, vegetarian burrito and pancakes and they were all fantastic. We had to wait 15...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Stacey M
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Stacey, thanks for visiting us today. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and thanks for your patience waiting for the table. Team Bluebird

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s very small capacity so at busy times be prepared for a wait, but do as it’s well worth it. Visited on a Sunday morning and just me and my daughter. I had walked past the day before and seen the magic words “breakfast burrito”...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank andhewittscores
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Ah the breakfast burrito, it is a gastronomic joy! Thanks for visiting us and leaving such a lovely review. Glad you timed it right for a table and hopefully we'll see you again. You can enjoy more of the guacamole! Team Bluebird

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the bluebird cafe with my boyfriend after reading the positive reviews and they exceeded our expectations. Such friendly staff, very welcoming and accommodating. Food was so so delicious, we both had pancakes and honestly I think they were the best I've ever had...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank deirdremfennessy
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks! Glad you enjoyed the pancakes extra bacon and pancakes are always the way forward 😁. Thanks for taking the time to review, Team Bluebird

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just sat and read the terrible reviews for this place and as far as I can tell they must have been in a different place. The staff the location and the overall experience could not be better. We turned up and a table wasn't available...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank paulgX9259FS
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul, what a lovely review! Thanks for your patience waiting for the table and glad to hear you weren't disappointed. Hopefully we'll see you again on your next visit. Team Bluebird

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A friend and I stopped by the Bluebird Cafe on a Tuesday morning and it exceeded our expectations. They had a Gluten Free pancake option, and those pancakes were the best GF pancakes I’ve had. Besides the tasty food, the atmosphere was great. Small place,...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Elena D
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Elena, glad you enjoyed your visit with us. It's always nice to hear our GF pancakes are hitting the mark. Thanks for your review and hopefully we'll see you again. Team Bluebird

Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

NOTE - get here early! This place is PACKED from start to finish! We were lucky to only wait 20 mins for a table but it was so worth the wait. Delicious, fluffy, buttermilk pancakes topped with bacon (could have done with a bit more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank mcrfoodiex
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for your patience waiting for the table and good to hear you werent disappointed 😁Thanks for trying us out and hopefully we'll see you again soon!

Reviewed 5 November 2018

Went to Bluebird Cafe for Breakfast on the way to the Botanical Gardens. The place is very small but we luckily had a table straight away. Ordered gluten free pancakes which are the best pancakes we have ever eaten...amazing! A little bit of a wait...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 899catherineh
bluebirdedinburgh, Owner at The Bluebird Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Catherine, happy to hear you enjoyed your Gluten free pancakes. Thanks for visiting us and hopefully we'll see you again.

Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

Me and my fiance had vegetarian breakfast burritos and they were absolutely lovely, filled us up for the whole day of venturing the city. The staff are delightful, gorgeous atmosphere.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 8
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Canonmills, Edinburgh EH3 5HA, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 7749 971847
  • E-mail
Description
Coffee shop, Cafe, homecooking, American, Scottish, bakery, artisan coffee, buttermilk pancakes, local produce, variety of fresh scones, full Scottish breakfast, vegan, gluten-free, pulled pork, jackfruit, cakes, bakery
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