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- Restaurants, Cafes
- Free On-Street
- Price Range:
- Cheap, Under $15
- Good For Groups:
- Dietary Restrictions:
- Soy-free, Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Vegan, Vegetarian
- Meals Served:
- Dessert, Dinner, Lunch
- Payment Types:
- Seating For:
Reviews for Blue Bird Cafe
by Yusoff K.
16th May 2013
This place have a calm and relaxing energy. Not a place for large groups and if you have babies or kids on prem…watch for space as there might not be enough room for you to move along…on saying this, they do have a lot of room upstairs.
The lady’s are really nice and they look bright with their pastel sari’s.
The food are delicious…and the vegetarian pizza is full of flavour. (recommended)
Definitely affordable and good for value. Will make a trip again someday.
by Nicole A.
12th May 2013
The people who work here are so lovely and helpful. The food is absolutely amazing (definitely get the Mexican bowl with a kumara mash base. Delicious!). It’s cheap, healthy and the portions are gigantic even for the small sizes.
by Hari R.
9th May 2013
This cafe is a real sanctuary – peaceful even when it’s busy, and lots of room upstairs to relax in. I really recommend the sweets!! Especially the chocolate truffles!! The staff are really nice too – my favourite place to eat in Auckland –
by Eduardo P.
8th May 2013
I love this little cozy place, the food is amazing! Healthy options, smoothies and delicious bowls with yummy things, the vegan variety is great. The service is friendly, warm and you can’t help but smile while you are there and after you leave. Great option for a vegetarian like me!
by M B.
5th May 2013
Great little oasis in the middle of busy Mt Eden. Love the atmosphere and service. My Favourite is the Silver Beat salad and the veggie sausages. The deserts are to die for. Great place for Vegans, Gluten frees, garlic and onion frees and ofcoz vegetarians!!
by Helen D.
5th May 2013
Had a yummy veggie wrap, I think a new addition to menu.
Also a very tasty potato salad with a vegan dressing. Finished with my favorite – the vegan banana cake.
Nice friendly staff and a wonderful atmosphere to add some peace and sanity to my day.
7th April 2013
If you’re coming here for food, you will be impressed. I use this place to show people that vegetarian and vegan food doesn’t have to meet their connotation of bland and boring. Always friendly, the food is delicious (especially their Not Sausage Rolls and quiches), however if you’re coming here just for a coffee-it’s nice but not excellent. Love the smoothies, love the vibes and love this amazing place
16th January 2013
The vegan food was nice. A bit pricey but the taste was very well crafted. I hope they can become a vegan cafe soon because I don’t go to nonvegan cafes for fear of cross contamination. I used to go there frequently and I enjoyed the vegan counter food and especially the savoury stuff over the counter (I could bake desserts at home).
by Jane K.
5th January 2013
I’m amazed at the raving reviews here because I found the food absolutely terrible. It was so bland. This is the kind of food that makes people think being a vegetarian is boring. I could have made the same meals at home for a quarter of the price and significantly better. The only thing that stopped me from giving it one star was the quiet atmosphere in the cafe. I had been really excited to try this place so I’m extremely disappointed.
7th November 2012
Would recommend this cafe to anyone who wants a few minutes of peace and tranquility in their lives. This place is amazingly calming, the staff are so kind, genuinely friendly and happy and the food is superb. I especially love the banana cake, it’s so rich and decadent ( better for two) and the yummy vegetarian sausage rolls. I would recommend the upstairs if there are seats available, as it’s really nice and comfy. The little inspirational cards on the table add the finishing touch! Come pop in here sometime and have a break from all the hustle and bustle.
by Linda M.
17th August 2012
Very pleasant atmosphere although in the heart of the city really, lovely lovely food, and lovely service, gentle peaceful ahua, thank you – went there this week only to find it closed and was so disappointed.
3rd July 2012
Peaceful atmosphere to get away from the usual noisy cafes. The bowl meal choices are awesome but their vegan cupcakes are not very good crumbly and tasteless the vegan banana cake is delicous but overall I found it expensive.
17th April 2012
It was nice to take away the foods from here, the staff were all very loving and the food is very tasty though can be a little bit cheaper but you pay for what is good quality!
it’s hard to find a vegetarian only cafe in dominion road so I was very fortunate to find this place which gives a diversity of choices
The rice pies are awesome
17th October 2011
Just finished dining there! Very calming atmosphere and friendly staff! I’ve never been to a vegetarian restaurant but if every vege dishes taste like that I wouldn’t mind to become a vegetarian! Love this place yum~
by Cosima D.
14th February 2011
Love this place, food is always fresh and delicious. My partner is a big meat eater but I convinced him to try this place. He was not disappointed said that if food tasted this good for vegetarians he would turn into one. Service with a smile and relaxing with Sri Chinmoy in the background what more could you ask for highly recommend the Mexican if your not into spicy Hungarian Stroganoff is fab.
5th December 2009
Love the atmosphere and with the knowledge knowing that the food has been prepared with utmost care and love. Good variety to choose from and every dish is guaranteed to satisfy. Try the homemade cakes, especially the coffee caramel cake, it’s divine.
4th December 2009
I’ve been eating at the Blue Bird for many years and have always been charmed to have such a haven – genuinely kind and thoughtful staff, peaceful and beautiful atmosphere/music, a great range of fresh food from a very original menu, and something intangible there that has to do with consciousness or vibe. Sri Chinmoy inspired and visited this place and maybe that’s it – it somehow nourishes the soul as well as the body. The Blue Bird is unique and I recommend it most sincerely.
27th July 2009
I ordered off the main menu, African beans with rice which was very bland and had little flavour however, I did takeaway a quiche for lunch the next day and it was delicious. I’d say order the counter food next time. Great atmosphere and I was served promptly. Possibly will go back.
by Karen G.
26th April 2007
This place is an oasis.
Order some earthy vegetarian food, and head upstairs to drink in the meditative ‘Sri Chimnoy’ music, while listening to the trickling water fountain and enjoying the lush green of all the plants up there.
Famous for their impossibly divine-tasting vegetarian sausage rolls, I have spent countless lunch-hours recharging here in the middle of a frenetic work day.
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