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The Early Bird

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11 Pacific Dr | 2, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4758 1195
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Try the baked eggs with chorizo and cannelloni beans for a hearty and healthy breakfast. Idyllic location under the frangipani trees overlooking the beach at Horseshoe Bay. Run by Italians so you know the coffee is good too.

Thank Sophie G
Townsville, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We always like to try somewhere new, wherever we go and on the recent weekend, The Early Bird didn't disappoint. Love the fact they have recommendations to add to your dining pleasure and couldn't complain about anything. Also very accomodating with requests to share kids meals between children and just a great experience overall. Thanks to everyone involved at the... More 

Thank GHCaaron
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been there for my honeymoon. The owners are brilliant and so their shop. Amazing coffee and food. Quantity and quality guaranteed. Good job, guys!

Thank Rita P
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Glorious location with outdoor seating directly across from the beach on Horseshoe Bay. Service is friendly and efficient. Can highly recommend the chorizo,baked eggs, beans and sourdough toast as well as chai from the breakfast menu.

Thank Konrad M
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best coffee ever! Breakfast was amazing, I am eating my way through their menu and it is all sooo good! Friendly staff. Definitely worth a visit!

Thank Kristen S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The early bird cafe is relaxed and charming- has an incredible range of toasties, ciabattas and salads and breakfast options. Well worth a visit for lunch.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great menu and setting at Horseshoe Bay, loved the open sandwiches and smoothies for lunch, was brilliant, cheers

Thank Fizzyj
Townsville, Australia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good food, friendly staff. Good coffee. Will come again. Nice to have breakfast looking out at the bay and without the attitude that sometimes comes from being in a tourist town

Thank TJ T
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the baked eggs with chorizo and a pot of earl grey tea. Food was very yummy, perfectly cooked! Service was fast and very friendly. Come in early as this place can get quite crowded. Would love to come again!

Thank Carren T
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2017 via mobile

The early bird is a very cute little cafe at the promenade on Magnetic islands. The breakfast is delicious, the coffe amazing, the staff friendly and the view magnificent. Would come back anytime.

Thank Elisa G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$3 - $34
Street Food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
7:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Pacific Dr | 2, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Magnetic Island  >  Horseshoe Bay
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4758 1195
The Early Bird is situated in the beautiful Horseshoe Bay on Magnetic Island. This cozy little cafe' is owned by a young Italian couple, and specialises in over 50 tea varieties, locally roasted coffee (Coffee Dominion), bakeries from the famous Three Loves Bakehouse and scrumptious homemade scones, cakes and sweets. All meals are made with love and our special breakfasts, open-grilled toasts, healthy and fresh salads and filling panini will have you coming back for more! Enjoy a refreshing smoothie or a juice whilst overlooking the beach with the sea breeze in your hair. We also have a huge range of tapas and grazing boards, Aperitivo platters and mouth watering local seafood and meat - grilled and served with hearty contemporary salads. OPEN FROM 7AM TO 5PM DURING SCHOOL HOLIDAYS!

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