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Early Bird Cafe

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307 4th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
+1 250-897-7025
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“pancakes” (5 reviews)
“potatoes” (4 reviews)
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Cafe, Diner, Canadian, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
307 4th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This use to be a go to place for breakfast, brunch several years ago. I have been several times over last couple of years, and seems to be going downhill every visit. One bad experience could be a bad day, but not 4 in a...More

Thank Sandy P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would not call this a highlight or a low light. The food was very normal, the eggs benny were ok, but the hollandaise looked like it wasn't fresh, maybe from a package... The hashbrowns were a bit undercooked for my taste, and my husband's...More

Thank Lisa B
Reviewed September 16, 2018

Prepare to have flashbacks to your childhood breakfasts at grandma's house. The servings are large, the flavors like home-made, and the prices are reasonable. If you're looking to just relax and have some comfort food, then this is the place.

Thank demeats
Reviewed September 11, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I had breakfast today at this funky little eatery in downtown Courtenay. Everything about this place was terrific. The staff were all very friendly, the service was quick and the food was excellent. We both had egg dishes and the eggs were...More

Thank BrianM55
Reviewed September 7, 2018

Run of the mill breakfasts for a reasonable prices. ($7-10) Cheerful table service. Decor of kitschy bird everything, photos, paintings, jigsaw puzzles in frames, and so on. It's a classic.

Thank udhailiyah
Reviewed May 22, 2018 via mobile

My wife an I enjoyed a big breakfast at the early bird on a Monday morning on our way to the airport, great menu, good food, my kind of breakfast place,

Thank Z8723TFstephenr
Reviewed April 29, 2018

I was very disappointed in this place. Our son took us there for lunch. Took 20 minuets just to get our order in. Wasn’t that busy. Waitress was very slow. My husband had a turkey sandwich and there was a bone in it and my...More

1  Thank gailpeterson50
Reviewed April 11, 2018

Open early for breakfast. Reasonable little café. Good breakfast offerings.Service was minimal Pricing was reasonable Food came out quickly and was tasty

Thank islandrockin
Reviewed April 2, 2018

We stopped this morning for breakfast. The decor is a bit funky. The service was OK. Big menu. We each had the breakfast special for $7C. That works. Food fine, nothing special.

Thank watravelinggal
Reviewed March 30, 2018

We joined friends for brunch, with a goal of investigating what we had been told was the best eggs benny to be had in town. Although we felt another local restaurant deserved that title, the food here was good, plentiful, and the service was incredible....More

Thank Andrea F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
6:00 AM - 3:00 PM
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 307 4th St, Courtenay, British Columbia V9N 1G8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-897-7025
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