The Early Bird

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


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The brioche doughnuts filled with flavoured custards
The Cowboys baked beans made with Hang Fire Espresso BBQ sauce

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The cinnamon buns there are absolutely delicious because they got the texture right. It's fluffy and just the right amount of crispy.


Small but great spot for coffee


Great coffee, great food, small & cosy


Fabulous food and drinks. Reasonably priced with excellent service! Love it!


Great independent place with really nice coffee and amazing food


We absolutely LOVE early bird. Delicious food, excellent portions and wonderful service. It’s also dog friendly ... even better! :-)