Monday, March 28, 2011

The Early Bird Cafe in South Berwick, Maine

On Friday night, Z and I drove up to Portsmouth, N.H. to have dinner and drinks with a few of my closest family members at Red Hook Brewery. Since my older sister lives 20 minutes from there - in South Berwick, Maine - we decided to spend the night at her house. The next morning, Z and I woke up before anybody (which includes my 8-month-old niece, Aubrey) so we walked down the street to grab breakfast for everyone. Within minutes of walking, we stumbled upon South Berwick's shiniest hidden gem: The Early Bird Cafe.

Owned and managed by South Berwick resident Jessica Morgan, The Early Bird is one locally-driven, quaint  cafe. Morgan's dog, Jack, greeted everyone who walked in (with a smile - not a jump/lick/bark), and her son was playing respectfully in the back corner of the restaurant. Talk about a family-run business!

Z and I loved the charm and welcoming atmosphere at The Early Bird. I felt like we were getting breakfast to-go from a friend's house!

The Early Bird had a very small, yet delicious-looking menu, with breakfast sandwiches, bagels/cream cheese, and iced and hot coffee. I opted for a large iced coffee - and so did my sister.

Z and I also ordered breakfast sandwiches, but I was apparently so famished, I ate them before I even snapped a photo. However, the sandwich I ordered - made with egg, cheddar, black beans and salsa between two halves of a wheat bagel - was incredible. Z and my sister also raved about their breakfasts. We will definitely be going back to The Early Bird next time we visit my sister!

And, for cuteness sake, here's a shot of my niece - the other hidden gem of South Berwick:

What "hidden gems" have you come across lately?

Giveaway Alert! I'll be giving one lucky fan of The EE a copy of The Encyclopedia of Sandwiches this Friday, April 1st! All you have to do is "like" The EE's Facebook page to enter. Already "like" it? Then you're already entered! 


  1. Awww I love little places like this! Also, I went to UNH and hung out at the Red Hook Brewery all the time! When I was 21 of course :)


  2. I would have been there all the time if I went to UNH!