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Firebird Cafe

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163 Pearl St, Essex, VT 05452-3022
+1 802-316-4265
08:00 - 15:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Great breakfast spot! Traditional breakfast with a Mexican twist. It had a casual comfortable vibe. Had the huevos rancheros and home fries and it was delicious. Good burritos, pancakes and plenty of other options. Reasonably priced with friendly staff great homemade hot sauce!

Thank Nidal F
Essex Junction
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Jake and crew are awesome. Service is great and the food is wonderful. Looking forward to Jake opening his coffee shop/bakery. I'm certain it will be as great as Firebird

Thank Rey R
Essex, Vermont
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So surprised today. Met a friend for lunch and had brunch! Lots if Mexican food to choose from. Ending up having Chorizo eggs Benedict that was delicious. The place isn't that impressive, but the food was excellent. Staff very friendly and even gave a sample of the sauce on her dish to try before ordering. If you don't care about... More 

Thank pizzion
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Good brunch, but crowded, noisy and not an easy place to have a quiet breakfast. The food is good, nice array of offerings, but we felt jammed in with little space and no comfort. We would go back but definitely not on the weekend!

Thank Sarah S
Freehold, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Small seat yourself place. You order, pay, find a seat and they will bring the meal to you. The place was packed when we got there Sunday at about 1:50. Line moved fast and we found a seat. I had french toast and sausage. My daughter had the beef burrito. Both were good. Cafe au last was very good. We... More 

Thank cv529
Berwick, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Our second time for breakfast. A great menu of creative breakfast dishes and sides. Very friendly. Find a table, order at the kitchen and the kitchen staff will bring your food to your table-very efficient. Excellent coffee and cappuccino.

Thank SandN855
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

When out of town we like to stop at the local restaurants, The Firebird Cafe was recommended by locals. We stopped for lunch and it was delicious. My husband said it was the best sandwich he ever had, the sauces and spreads used for the sandwiches are amazing. The food was fresh, the staff very friendly and if we are... More 

Thank Tina S
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We loved this little local cafe; the breakfast was delicious and filling, the owner is a very friendly guy who explained the dishes well to us and the prices are really low. The coffee was lovely too.

Thank Eddy P
Moretown, Vermont, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here dozens of times. Food is always great, and even when it's busy wait time is fair. Lots of healthier options and high quality food.

Thank Jeremy L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Was the only restaurant that seemed to have the big breakfast we like, and my wifes favorite, eggs benedicts. The place is very small, there's about 5 tables inside, and 2 picnic tables outside. However, you can take everything, even breakfast, to go. My wife chose the Chorizo eggs benedict and I got the Carnita omelet. There's a mexican flair... More 

Thank Martin G

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Cafe, Mexican, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 163 Pearl St, Essex, VT 05452-3022
  • Location: United States  >  Vermont (VT)  >  Essex
  • Phone Number: +1 802-316-4265

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?