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Inspired by the vibrant Australian brunch culture, The Early Bird was hatched in 2019 by us, the Stander Family, with the vision to create a hub where people of all ages can enjoy something we all love… brunch.

After all, great food brings people together.



We understand that a good brunch sets you up for the rest of the day.

At The Early Bird, we serve all-day bright, wholesome, healthy and filling brekkies that we all love to eat. Our food is fresh and simple with influences from Sydney and Melbourne café culture. Whether it’s smashed avo or a stack of pancakes, we aim to bring some sunshine to your plate!

We believe a good strong coffee comes hand in hand with brunch and are proud to serve speciality coffee by our favourite independent roastery, Clifton Coffee Roasters.

With Rob and Debbie’s span of over 30 years experience in the hospitality trade paired with fresh ideas and creativity from their children, The Early Bird is very much a family affair. All four of their children have been heavily involved from the beginning from running our social media and logistics to baking and front of house.

The Early Bird has taken on a life of its own from the theatre of the open plan kitchen to the laughter and personalities our customers bring. You can only appreciate the vibe once you’ve been!



Located underneath The Early Bird is the Artisan bakery. We are passionate about producing ‘real bread’ to enhance our meals & for our customers to take home. We make our dishes come to life using our own bread with real quality ingredients as well as our popular brownies, yeast-risen doughnuts, cinnamon buns & pastries.

The bakers use traditional methods and simple, honest ingredients without the use of any so-called ‘processing aids’ or artificial additives to create ‘real’ hand-shaped bread. Our bakers are passionate about making good quality, honest bread that looks and tastes delicious!

Our sourdough and loaves contain just a few main ingredients: organic Shipton Mill flour, water, salt & organic yeast (in yeasted loaves).
For the cafe, we like to get creative with unique loaves and bakes which complement the dishes our customers will feast on at the brunch table.