Bluebird Café, on the corner of Canonmills, serves breakfast and brunch in a comfy little space with a cosy atmosphere. They specialise in Tennessee, American-inspired dining, but with a focus on Scottish produce. The café is just another example of how well Edinburgh does independent coffee shops that thrive in small spaces, despite the presence of the larger chains across the city.
For those in a hurry, it’s a useful stop to grab a morning latte and a homemade scone (prepared fresh every morning!). When I have a little more time on my hands, I like to pop in and warm myself up with a treat from their hearty breakfast menu; a hot breakfast burrito or vegan pancakes with fresh orange juice and coffee.
Their efficient and friendly service carries them into the night as the tiny venue hosts live music with a Southern-inspired twist. These intimate acoustic gigs sell out quickly, so its worth keeping an eye on their events page to make sure you don’t miss out.