The Early Bird

38 Woodville Road, Cardiff CF24 4EB
029 2132 0520
Opening Times
Tuesday - Saturday8am - 5pm (Bakery)
Sunday10am - 4pm (Bakery)
Monday - Saturday9am - 3pm (Kitchen)
Sunday10am - 3pm (Kitchen)

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Why we love it

This yellow-bricked Cathays based café and artisan bakery have it nailed when it comes to baked goods, coffee and cosiness. Organic sourdough bread is made fresh every day using flour from Talgarth Mill. They roast their own coffee in the bread oven and when they're on the menu, their waffles are an absolute treat. Pictures, drawings and trinkets adorn the white washed walls and there's even a secret garden hideaway out-back.

With its eclectic indie vibe, Early Bird is a great place to kick back and enjoy a relaxed brunch or afternoon cuppa. Their cooked brunches include the irreverently named Hulk Smash (avocado, eggs and chipotle sauce on toast) and Let’s Get Ready to Crumble (brioche French toast topped with plum, apple and ginger compote and crunchy crumble). Of course no brunch is complete without dessert, right? Early Bird’s home-baked cinnamon swirls, salted caramel and pretzel brownies, and custard filled brioche doughnuts are all superb.

Wriggle Highlights

  • Barista James is a coffee guru. Pick his brains for some caffeine tips
  • The brioche doughnuts filled with flavoured custards
  • The Cowboys baked beans made with Hang Fire Espresso BBQ sauce

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