After reading Peta’s review of Bluebird cafe on Johnston St I realised that it was the same place I had ridden past and noticed recently, and that made me keener to stop in for a coffee. I did better than that by having breakfast on a midweek morning on my way to work. The coffee is good, the interior is cute and quirky, and reflects the owner’s interest in cars, bikes and Italy.
I had a toasted pide with prosciutto, spinach and fried egg. The salty prosciutto and the balsamic on the spinach made a fantastic combination.
I believe the cafe is named after the 1960s Bluebird-Proteus CN7 car designed to break the land speed record driven by Donald Campbell (a model of the car is in the window below).