Cherrywood biscuit cafe Bird Bird Biscuit opened last month, and the city has become enamored with the simple menu in the cheery space. The fast-casual restaurant from Ryan McElroy (who also owns Thunderbird Coffee) and chef Brian Batch has already had to double the biscuit-making capacity after selling out several times during its first weeks.
But is Bird Bird Biscuit living up to the hype? Read on for the early word on the biscuit sandwich purveyors.
The biscuits: The star attraction of Bird Bird Biscuit has certainly earned its popularity. Food blog This Doesn’t Suck says the biscuits are, “light and flaky and melt in your mouth.” Sushi in the ATX noted that the biscuit has been perfected to hold up a sandwich. The sweet Dough Doughs (biscuits treated like doughnut holes) have also proved popular. Yelp user Marshall R. called the Queen Beak, with fried chicken and bacon-infused chipotle mayo, “hands-down the tastiest chicken biscuit I’ve ever had,” but lamented the $9 price point, a sentiment echoed by a couple other users.
The space: Half the fun of Bird Bird Biscuit is the bright space with a mural from Austin artist Will Bryant. Yelp user Cat D. said, “I love everything about this decor.” Yelper Amber S. called it “super cute” and noted the space, and food, was kid-friendly.
The service: Yelp users seem to be in agreement that the staff are genuine and friendly: Yelper Lisa M. called it “the friendliest place I’ve been to in Austin in 20 years!” While the shop generally has a line, Yelpers report that it moves quickly.
Overall experience: Bird Bird Biscuit is poised to become an Austin Icon. Food blogger A Tate of Koko named the biscuit sandwiches a must-eat dish in Austin this summer (as well as a breakfast worth waking up for), and Austin Monthly deemed the “delicious” and “adorable” shop a must-try for July. Emily Beyda of the Chronicle declared that biscuits and Thunderbird coffees make for the “ideal weekend hangover cure.”
- Bird Bird Biscuit [Yelp]
- Bird Bird Biscuit Now Open in East Austin [Sushi in the ATX]
- Bird Bird Biscuit [This Doesn’t Suck]
- 67 Things You Need To Eat In Austin This Summer [A Taste of Koko]
- Where to Eat and Drink in Austin This July [Austin Monthly]
- Bird Bird Biscuit Opens This Week in Cherrywood [Chronicle]
- All Coverage of Bird Bird Biscuit [EATX]