We honestly deliberated about writing this post in hopes that maybe we could selfishly keep Blackbird Coffee & Breakfast Club to ourselves. But who are we kidding? It has only been open a mere week and already people are queuing for a coveted table in the dining area. Created by the same crew who brought the hamburger to Lausanne (via Holy Cow), Richard, Jess, and Max are now bringing breakfast…and they aren’t kidding around.
Richard and Max, Co-Founders of Blackbird (not pictured: Jess)
Nestled under the Bessieres bridge, Blackbird Coffee & Breakfast Club is certainly a sight for sore eyes. Open from 7am on weekdays and 8am on Saturday, these guys are prepared to make sure you start, maintain, and end your day in the right fashion. All of their coffee is roasted in house, and the wide range of breakfast choices makes ordering a difficult task (unless you can manage to eat more than one breakfast in one sitting…which we did).
Frittata with freshly squeezed orange juice
Full English Breakfast
Pancakes with maple syrup and bacon
Each dish on the menu has been carefully selected, showcasing international favorites that are bound to make many diners feel right at home. For the health conscious there’s the banana breakfast shake, bircher, or the hot porridge oats. Then there’s the stack of fluffy pancakes or Eggs Benedict for the American, Full-English breakfast for the British, a goat cheese and sun-dried tomato frittata for the Spanish and Italian (ok guys, who’s claiming it?) , a spicy breakfast wrap stuffed with chorizo and roasted peppers for those from the Iberian Peninsula, and Nordic Brunch featuring smoked salmon for, well, those from the Nordics. Of course you don’t need to be from any of those places to enjoy these dishes…that’s the beauty of it–everyone is invited to be a part of the club.
On the ground floor you’ll find a fully equipped coffee bar (we beg you to try the ‘Flat White’), where those who pop by during peak times will have to fight for a spot by the windowsill. Upstairs is the dining area with impeccable design–the hand-drawn images of blackbirds on the walls, paired with wooden and metal accents boasts a creatively rustic atmosphere that makes diners want to sit and stay for awhile.
Hot porridge oats and a flat white
Their menu not only boasts breakfast foods, but also has a range of lunch dishes that look equally enticing. The fish-finger wrap and the steak sandwich both caught our eye–not to mention the ‘Hot Pots’ featuring a vegetarian Indian curry as well as a Mediterranean vegetable and chorizo dish. And an added bonus? There’s a kid’s menu where you can order a half-portion of a dish at half the price. Seriously? Genius.
We have been won over by this little slice of perfection in Lausanne, and invite you to join the breakfast club with us…just don’t tell too many people, ok? 😉
Blackbird Coffee & Breakfast Club
Cheneau de Bourg 1, Lausanne