I’ve started off the year well with a great lunch at Little Bird Coffee House!
Little Bird Coffee House opened its doors last September, and it’s been on my list to drop in for a while now, after keenly following its updates before and after opening, on Instagram. It’s in the Ironworks – one of Inverness’ few gig venues and offers seating for about 12 (that’s from memory, it could be more) – because it’s in the lobby of the building, I imagine it’s because health and safety regulations probably limit this.
I had already been given the tip off from my friend Elizabeth (who did my breadmaking class last year) that she was going to be providing the homemade bagels, so that told me that the staff obviously rate good quality independent traders and ingredients over mass-produced food and drink, so this gave me high hopes for what was to come!
When we arrived a limited menu (3 sandwiches/bagels and 1 soup) was in order, as a new menu was starting shortly (this week!).
I chose an avocado bagel, which also housed mozzerella, roasted red peppers, rocket and houmus. Some of my very favourite things in a bagel which made me very happy indeed. The bagel was fantastic – a soft and very generously sized rustic white bagel. I also had a pot of leek and potato soup which was great too.A soup and bagel combo was £6.50 and left me feeling full all afternoon. A Fritz-Kola (I had only ever seen these in BrewDog in Aberdeen) washed it all down nicely – all while having a relaxed read of our paper and enjoying the music playing in the background.
Mr B chose a pastrami bagel which came with monteray jack cheese, mustard, rocket and gherkins to go with his portion of soup. Much like me, he loved his bagel – remniscent of our USA holiday in 2014. . He followed his lunch up with an americano which he said was very good. (I’ve never liked drinking coffee so I’m taking his word for it, unfortunately I can’t remember anything about the blend!)
Only one other customer popped in to get a takeaway coffee, but other than that, it was surprisingly deserted for a Saturday lunchtime – it is down the less busy end of the main thoroughfare street of Inverness. If you’re a local reader of the blog, do get yourselves down to Little Bird and support a great little independent cafe! LB do takeaway coffee and lunches which I imagine is popular during the week with nearby offices and shops. We’ll definitely be back!
Little Bird Coffee House
122B Academy Street
This is not a sponsored post and all opinions are my own.