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The Early Bird

11 Pacific Dr | 2, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
+61 7 4758 1195
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Overview
  • Excellent76%
  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (6 reviews)
“scones” (24 reviews)
“french toast” (7 reviews)
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CUISINES
Street Food, Cafe, Delicatessen, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
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LOCATION
11 Pacific Dr | 2, Horseshoe Bay, Magnetic Island, Queensland 4819, Australia
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A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

If you like breakfast or lunch with a different flavour this is it. Healthy but tasty food. The smoothies are to die for.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a walk the length of the beach we were in need of strong coffee. It was - strong and hot so we had two. The breakfast was good too. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Great location with sea view.

Thank bjm286
Reviewed 5 days ago

Visited The Early Bird for coffee and raisin toast. Pleasant outdoor area, friendly staff, flavoursome aromatic coffee and chunky raisin toast with ricotta. Spent a very relaxed morning here. Saw interesting food going to other tables but did not need to eat.More

2  Thank MaxOAustralia
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words Max :) Our thick artisan raisin toast comes from the best bakery of North QLD ('Three Loaves Bakehouse'), and ricotta cheese plus organic honey are served as a natural complement of such a great product! Glad...More

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Friendly staff, always busy, best coffee I have had on the island. Cool little place. Coffee roasted locally in Townsville. Check it out.More

2  Thank Angela J
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you Angela, it's been a pleasure to have you over! :) Our coffee is ethically tested, globally sourced and locally roasted by the awesome team of Coffee Dominion in Townsville - the blend we use is Venezia Primo. Please enjoy your stay and time...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Delicious breakfast on the morning of the horseshoe bay Sunday market. Friendly service and tasty coffee both black and white. I had croque madame with spicy beans and chorizo.

2  Thank Marty T
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Marty: it was lovely to have you and your family. We hope to see you again and that you had a great time on our island home with your family :)

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Seriously, if you're looking for great coffee and food look no further! This is the place 100% located in Horseshoe Bay, right on the water.

2  Thank tammie-lee P
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Seriously... thank you SO MUCH tammie-lee! It's always great to have positive reinforcement and feedback, especially in an industry as 'complicated' as hospitality :)

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My favourite place for coffee in Horseshoe Bay, and arguably the best spot on the island. I used to be a regular visitor and still the same standards after close to a year since my last visit. Hard to go wrong with good coffee, good...More

2  Thank Amy C
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks Amy for such a nice comment :) We try our best to guarantee great quality products, consistency and fully trained staff during low and high season, all year round - being ALWAYS open 7 days! We hope to see you again soon... maybe even...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the best coffee and lovely breakfast at this popular spot. Locals eat here regularly which tells you that it is the place to be!

2  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great food, great people, great views, I loved it! Beautifully presented meals, reasonable prices, and efficient service. Wish I had found this place sooner. Will be back asap!

2  Thank Angela N
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

We went to The Early Bird on our first morning on Magnetic Island because we were told about the wonderful coffee & menu. Both lived up to the reports. There were six of us & our preference was to sit together. Even though there were...More

1  Thank wilv402
Stefania A, Owner at The Early Bird, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear customer, we investigated about what happened with our staff and would like to share with you our version of the story - given the fact we're sorry to hear you never came back to our Restaurant even if you were served great food and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$36
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, View, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 15:00
Monday
07:00 - 15:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 15:00
Thursday
07:00 - 15:00
Friday
07:00 - 15:00
Saturday
07:00 - 15:00
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
  • E-mail
Description
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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