Serves meat, vegan options available. Tea bar & kitchen with focus on healthy food and local produce. Offers brunch menu including a full vegan breakfast, buddha bowls which are mostly vegan, and sharing deli boards including one vegan one. Open Mon-Sun 08:00-22:00.

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20 Reviews

First Review by annie.virtual


Points +349

21 Jan 2024

Vegan benedict is divine!

Ah, I love it here. The food is consistently great and it's a fantastic option when eating out with non-vegan friends and family. The vegan benedict is so good, as are the pancakes. And of course an oatmilk 'tea fog'. Yum!



Points +22

24 Jun 2023


Gorgeous food for both vegan me and my omni girlfriend.


Points +794

06 Jun 2023

Due a return!

The most beautiful interior and exterior, perfect when the weather鈥檚 good (we sat outside!) , photos provided馃馃徏

They had a range of vegan options as well as vegan bakery bits too馃憖I had the vegan breakfast and my friend had the raspberry pancakes 馃槏both were incredible and I would definitely return to get some pancakes for myself too鉁ㄢ湪

Also staff were lovely I have to sayyy AND remember they have student discount too!!


Points +826

08 Jul 2022

Wish I could give this place 5 猸愶笍

I鈥檝e seen this place on Facebook and heard great things, so me and my partner decided to go for brunch! Really lovely place, lovely staff and amazing food. I had a blueberry & maple pancake stack with ice cream and opted to add vegan bacon! (Try it, great combo!!) and my partner went for the birdhouse vegan breakfast but was intrigued by the tempura mushrooms that they do on their Vegan Benedict, so he added them on as extra! The drinks choice was amazing too, I recommend the rhubarb and lemon iced tea! I was so full but when I went to pay, they had a great choice of brownies, so brought one home! Can鈥檛 wait to visit again!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Massive portions, Great venue and dog friendly


Points +45

05 Jun 2022

Amazing Vegan pancakes

Really enjoyed my visit, great atmosphere, staff were friendly. Great selection of vegan food.

Pros: Lots of vegan options , Staff were friendly


Points +2098

15 May 2022

Lovely food

Nice milkshakes and great food

Pros: Options , Outdoor seating


Points +17199

27 Apr 2022


They were out of matcha both days I stopped by so I enjoyed a lovely green tea upstairs instead. They offer Oatly, thank goodness! Tons of vegan options on the menu, particularly for brunch. A few vegan baked goods too. My only regret was being unable to stop by for brunch, as the only day my friend and I were available was the day the restaurant was closed. Definitely a great option for brunch, so do try it!


Points +132

31 Mar 2022

AMAZING! Should be 5 stars

Honestly everything was superb. I had vegan Benedict with added potatoes. I鈥檝e never seen/had anything like it, so inventive and tasty. They used silken tofu which was a pleasant surprise as it had that egg white texture and firm tofu is the easy option. Hollandaise sauce was amazing. Spinach tasted a little gritty but heyho, that鈥檚 spinach. Also tasted the pancakes and they were fluffy perfection. Hot chocolate- I could have downed 3, they were so good. Happy cow knocks a star off for none vegan places but this should be an exception.

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Friendly staff, Tasty food


Points +28

03 Mar 2022


A few friends and I went here for a Valentine's catch up. The food and drinks were lovely and everything is always presented nicely. There are always plenty if vegan options whenever I go here, so you'll always be catered for!

Updated from previous review on 2022-03-03


Points +204

11 Jan 2022

Lots of vegan options!

Had a tasty vegan benedict with This isn鈥檛 bacon and battered tofu for the eggs! Could have done with a bit more 鈥渉ollandaise鈥 sauce but was still delicious and unique as I have never seen a vegan benedict option before. Cute interior and lots of drink options too.


Points +616

01 Oct 2021


Great breakfast with generous mushrooms and tomatoes. Loads of latte options with soya milk. Friendly service.

Pros: Lots of tomatoes , Big portions

Cons: Emphasis on fake meat


Points +18

08 Sep 2021

Always brilliant

So many vegan options. I go quite regularly, good for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They also do lovely themed evenings. Veganism here is not an afterthought!

Pros: Lots of Vegan Options , Brill for all occasions, Local business


Points +3251

21 Sep 2020

Wonderful vegan afternoon tea (and epic vegan breakfasts too)

Birdhouse never disappoint. Their vegan options are fantastic at breakfast, and for special occasions try their gorgeous vegan afternoon teas which are so yummy!

Pros: Great varied vegan choices, Fantastic afternoon tea for vegans, Great vegan breakfasts


Points +201

15 Aug 2019

Good vegan options - Poor service

Plenty of vegan options (including pancakes!). Serves oat milk. Make your own Buddha bowl with lots of vegan choices was delicious. Oat chai latte was amazing. Good value. Would give 5* if able to because the food was excellent! Great service & nice atmosphere too.

Edit: been back several times & whilst they continue to offer good vegan choice the service is increasingly poor. Often make mistakes with orders. As most seating is located upstairs & staff are downstairs they ignore & forget about customers often. Frequently waiting a long time to be served, even when it鈥檚 not busy. Tables are not cleaned promptly & often have to eat at a dirty table. Buddha bowl has changed from make your own to a (small) set dish. Reduced rating to 3*

Pros: Nice food, Plenty of vegan options

Cons: Poor service


Points +408

09 Jul 2019

lovely food

lovely fresh food, couldn't fault it. vegan options marked on menu with 've'. offers plant based milks and has many vegan options. really enjoyed the buddha bowl. quite reasonably priced. tried one of the teas, kelham island, which i wasn't a fan of, it was quite overpoweringly smoky.

Updated from previous review on 2019-07-09

Pros: lovely food, lots of vegan options, lots of seating

Cons: had to wait to be seated (on a weekend ~15mins)


Points +1561

01 May 2019

beautiful and delicious

I've been here twice and I loved it twice. Once I came for tea and cake (I had an oreo brownie) and once my friend and I shared the Buddha Bowl and had some matcha lattes to go with it. The food is nice and fresh, the matcha is fairly strong (be aware if you're new to matcha) and the vegan brownie and pancake options make it hard to decide. I'll definitely be back, the look and feel of the place alone are worth a visit, especially on a sunny day when the sun shines into the lovely big windows!

Pros: Lots of vegan options , friendly service, fresh and delicious food

Cons: slightly more expensive , often busy during lunch hours


Points +54

22 Mar 2019

Good breakfast

The vegan breakfast was nice (except for the really salty beans) and there were a few different vegan choices including cakes. Unfortunately it took over 45 mins to get our order.

Pros: Various vegan options , Choice of plant based milk

Cons: Slow service


Points +38

01 Jul 2018

Love it!

Been for breakfast here twice and can't fault it for the vegan food. Only downside is they sell meat products.

Pros: Plenty of choice for vegans

Cons: Meat options


Points +74

10 Apr 2018


We loved our trip to Birdhouse cafe today. We were greeted by friendly, smiley, sweet conscientious staff and got to sit at a lovely table with lots of natural light. We had a full vegan breakfast with yummy homemade beans, delicious tofu, tasty friend potatoes, tomato, good quality bread, vegan sausage and succulently braised spinach. Well presented. Really thought out. We also had a Buddha bowl with great vegan choices. Fresh, colourful, healthy, tasty, good value. Coffee was exquisite. Best I鈥檝e had ever I think : ) Lots of unusual teas and drinks to try. Vegan puds too - Victoria sponge and Chocolate brownie. Will definitely be back. It's a great new space and we're happy it's there! Thank you lovely Birdhouse, your staff really care! : ) Sparkles and smiles H & S

Pros: Healthy tasty vegan food, Smiley friendly staff, Clean and well looked after

Cons: Serves meat


Points +131

02 Apr 2018

Great staff, lovely food

Went for dinner at the Birdhouse and had their lovely Mediterranean platter which was delicious. They also offer a vegan pie as a dinner options. Definitely want to go back to try their buddha bowls which sound amazing. Also great tea selection.

Updated from previous review on 2018-04-02

Pros: Lovely staff, Good selection of vegan dishes, Great tea selection

Cons: Buddha bowls not offered in the evening

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