Today we were invited along to Birdhouse Tea Bar & Kitchen here in Sheffield for brunch. Funnily enough someone had recommended them to me a couple of weeks ago so I was delighted when they got in touch to see if we’d like to go along for a complimentary visit.
Birdhouse is located on Sidney Street in the cultural industries quarter in a cute little courtyard, the building is actually a converted former cutlery-machine factory. It only opened last month so is brand spanking new and a hidden gem that I am glad we have now discovered.
We were seated upstairs where the decor is really fresh, bright and modern. The children were given crayons and colouring sheets to keep them occupied which was a massive help. All you parents out there will know how important it is when eating out that there’s something for the children to do while you’re waiting for your food.
We were also given some matcha popcorn to try while we browsed the menu which was a really nice touch, and again kept the kids occupied.
I’m not gonna lie, I did get a little bit excited when I saw the rainbow coloured menus, you all know how much I love a rainbow! I was really impressed by the menus, so much choice and there’s a great children’s menu too.
I thought that I would just end up ordered my usual drink – a latte, I’m not very adventurous when it comes to drinks menus. But the menu was so interesting that I just had to try something different. I went for the red velvet latte in the end up but was very tempted by the rose hot chocolate. James went for the rooibos tea (£2.60) and the children both had pink lemonade.
All Birdhouse teas are ethically sourced and their coffee is from Sheffield’s Foundry Coffee Roasters.
Both me and Evie went for the house pancakes, mine from the main menu (£7) and Evie’s from the children’s menu. The pancakes are served with coconut blossom syrup, blueberry compote and whipped coconut cream. And oh my goodness, they were delicious! I mean, just check out the below photos, pretty impressive right?
James went for the eggs benedict (£7) which came with poached eggs, birdhouse earl grey & honey glazed ham with wilted spinach served on a toasted muffin with house béarnaise sauce. It looked absolutely delicious, I tried some of the ham myself and it was just as good as it looked.
Max opted for the little birds breakfast which came with sausage, poached egg, tomato, potatoes, mushrooms, bacon and toast. It was a really generous portion and he managed to eat most of it, he certainly gave it a good go!
There’s lots of healthy options on the menu too including smoothie bowls, avocado on toast and baked oats as well as lots of vegetarian and vegan options. All produce is high quality and locally sourced.
As well as brunch, Birdhouse also have a lunch and evening menu. Me and James are keen to go back for cocktails and a child free evening meal!
You can check out the full menus here.
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*Huge thank you to Birdhouse for our complimentary food & drinks. As always all opinions are 100% my own*