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Firebird Cafe

163 Pearl St, Essex, VT 05452-3022
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Ranked #4 of 57 Restaurants in Essex
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American, Healthy
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English first
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We are visiting from New Jersey and I WISH we had a place like this close to home. I had the most delicious version of eggs Benedict that I ever had. Most of the food has a Mexican/ southwestern twist. My daughter had the buttermilk pancakes and they were the real deal. Many varieties of coffee drinks, friendly staff and... More

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Lake George, New York
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

It seemed lots of locals were eating the day we had breakfast. This is a tiny cafe with limited seating. Some parties ate at picnic tables outside. You order at the counter and your food is delivered when ready. I really wanted to like this cafe, it was cute, run apparently by friendly hard working young adults. I could not... More

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Seattle, Washington
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204 reviews 204 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My grandmother and I recently ate here for lunch. We both had burritos and they were delicious. Service was quick and friendly and the burritos were very filling. Reasonable prices too. I'm glad to see this building holding a great restaurant that seems to have some staying power. The owner was being interviewed by a local TV station the day... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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88 reviews 88 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

This tiny little placed surprised me! 6 of my family members and I went here for breakfast. They really didn't have any tables that would accommodate 6 people and even putting two tables together would have been a challenge I think. So 7 of us huddled around a table meant for 4. The place is tiny, but that's very Vermont... More

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Williston, Vermont
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

The food is amazing. The service is equally good. The Eggs Florentine were prepared perfectly. The service is the best around. Friendly, polite, accommodating- they make you feel welcome. This will become one of my regular places to go to for breakfast.

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Hudson, Massachusetts
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423 reviews 423 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Lovely service, creamy and soothing chai latte, coffees, teas... comfort breakfast and lunch with a side of namaste. No frills, just "you KNOW what you are eating" food. Unpretentious, health full, soul full, woodstocky-peace and love yum. I had the rancheros, and was SOOO happy with its simple straight forward preparation and the right amount of... yes, YUM. Pancakes are... More

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Dieppe, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Great food and service to match. The smell walking in was awesome. Their customer service is worth mentioning. They make you feel welcome and service was fast. Food was so tasty. True gem of a place for breakfast. Definitely going back when I return to the area.

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San Francisco, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Went there for breakfast on a business trip. I had the whole grain French Toast and it was awesome; the perfect warm breakfast for a cold snow day in Vermont. Their coffee was excellent too. The food took a little too long.

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Williston, Vermont
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

drove by many times and never thought about going here....what a mistake. This little place has some great food! Went there on a Saturday morning for breakfast and was so surprised. From the minute you walk in your senses are pleasantly assaulted. There was a man, Eli, playing casually on a guitar and a young lady with a great smile... More

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Burlington, Vermont
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Have been there many times since I finally decided to stop in one day. I did not know what to expect, but I was more than pleasantly surprised! The coffee is local from middlebury and is unlimited with breakfast. Brewed strong and bold-just the way it should be. They have many options to choose from, but one should definitely try... More

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