Early Bird Biscuit

Bakery
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Worth driving from anywhere!
Michael Stern | August 19, 2019
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Biscuits aren’t the only good thing on the menu at Early Bird Biscuit. Consider the house-made Pop-Tarts. As fine and fragile as a Parisian mille-feuille pastry, laced with a ribbon of fine, sweet fruit, this is breakfast elegance — in its soul, the utter opposite of an actual Kellog Pop-Tarts. Mini strawberry shortcakes, Nutella buttercream tortes, Oreo double chocolate cakelets, coconut-chocolate macaroons: the temptations are hypnotic.

But about the biscuits. They’re big, flaky fellas with a knobby golden crust and creamy insides that glow with the soft dairy tang of buttermilk. All alone, maybe with butter and house-made jam, they’re a Southern classic that everyone needs to eat. But do save appetite for some of Early Bird’s variations, which range from biscuits topped with sawmill sausage gravy to a gorgeous breakfast sandwich that packs sharp cheese and peppery Virginia sausage. Even PB&J is extraordinary, made with locally-sourced Reginald’s peanut butter and some of that house-made jam.

The simple ham biscuit is a precarious balance of salty cured pink ham and fluffy white biscuit. A more complicated B.A.P. contains applewood smoked bacon, arugula, roasted red peppers, and a good schmear of Duke’s mayo. Other house biscuit suggestions include pimento cheese & bacon and chicken salad made with granny smith apples and walnuts. Or, build your own from a choice of eggs, breakfast meats, tomatoes, greens, etc.

Early Bird is a happy little place with a few sidewalk tables for al fresco dining with a canine companion. Coffee, from Richmond’s Blanchard roaster, includes drip brew, espresso (served with a seltzer chaser), lattes, and cappuccinos.

There is a second Early Bird at 1221 Bellevue Ave. (804-553-3866)

What to Eat
Early Bird Biscuit, B.A.P. Biscuit
B.A.P. Biscuit
Must-Try
B.A.P. = Bacon, arugula, pepper
Early Bird Biscuit, Sausage Biscuit
Sausage Biscuit
Must-Try
Creamy biscuit + country ham = breakfast heaven
Early Bird Biscuit, Pop-Tarts
Pop-Tarts
Must-Try
Ultimate Pop-Tarts is mille-feuille-elegant
Early Bird Biscuit, Breakfast Sandwich
Breakfast Sandwich
Must-Try
Rugged sausage and sharp cheese give this breakfast sandwich extra zing.
Early Bird Biscuit, Pepperjack Ranch Biscuit
Pepperjack Ranch Biscuit
Must-Try
Special: pepperjack and ranch biscuit
Early Bird Biscuit, Nutella Buttercream Torte
Nutella Buttercream Torte
Must-Try
Nutella buttercream torte: small, potent dessert
Directions and Hours
closed now
SundayCLOSED
MondayCLOSED
Tuesday7am - 1pm
Wednesday7am - 1pm
Thursday7am - 1pm
Friday7am - 1pm
Saturday7am - 12pm
Information
Price
$
Seasons
Open Year Round
Meals Served
Breakfast, Lunch
Credit Cards Accepted
Yes
Alcohol Served
No
Outdoor Seating
Yes
Website

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