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Mockingbird Café (CLOSED)

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  • 4 out of 5 stars
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Time Out says

4 out of 5 stars

Deep South-inspired dishes are served up at this small café. The buttermilk biscuits are particularly popular

This small but perfectly formed café behind Whiteladies Road brings a slice of the Deep South to BS8, with blues on the stereo, friendly service and seriously good buttermilk biscuits (a sort of fluffy, savoury scone) stuffed with egg, cheese, bacon, sausage or all four.

It only opened a few months back (in September 2014), but its light-filled interior is already full most days with a mix of locals, shoppers and foodies on the hunt for the next big thing. Which might well be their house baked beans: a sweet, spicy taste sensation so good we had to order a second helping.

The biscuits are the main draw here, but there’s also seasonal granola and sourdough or granary toast served with American-style toppings (peanut butter and jelly; sweet cinnamon butter).

There’s also a small lunch menu (sandwiches, sweet potato hash, daily specials) should you miss the 2pm cut off on breakfast. Great prices, good coffee and a damned fine chai latte complete the very pleasing picture here.

Written by Emma Howarth


58 Alma Vale Road
Opening hours:
Mon-Sat 9am-4pm
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