Favourite Brunch in Cardiff - Early Birds

You won’t miss this yellow-bricked café and artisan bakery in the heart of the bustling student area of Cathays. Early Birds cafe hit the spot when it comes to brunches, baked goods, and coffee. Their vibrant dishes are well known across the city and on the weekend the demand for a table is at an ultimate high.


Early birds are known for their organic sourdough bread, that’s made fresh every day and you can indulge on the crusty rustic bread on an all-you-can-eat basis.


Their tasty treats for brunch eats include the Don’t Worry, Brie Happy (sautéed mushrooms, Halen mon smoked salt, garlic, tarragon & brie on sourdough toast) the 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) all served on vintage, retro colorful plates, which feature heavily on foodie Instagram channels across the city.


No brunch is complete without dessert, right? Early Birds, have got you covered. Their home-baked doughnuts, cinnamon swirls, salted caramel and pretzel brownies, and custard-filled brioche are a sensation for all senses.

Early Bird is a great place to unwind and enjoy a relaxed brunch or afternoon cuppa with a cake or two in the warmth of their little white-washed wall cafe of mismatch artwork, retro wall plates, and fresh flowers or in their secret, flowery garden around the back.



It’s a vibrant, indie must visit if you’re in the city. As they say, the early bird catches the worm, or in this case - catches the cinnamon swirl.