We don’t get to Fort Worth as often as we’d like, so when we visit we make the most of our time way out west.
After a recent overnight stay (which you’ll read about in another story soon), we made sure to schedule brunch before our drive back to Big D. For years, we’ve been invited to try out Bird Cafe and we finally had the opportunity.
Why, oh why, did we wait so long?
Not only is this one of the best brunches in Fort Worth, it’s good enough to justify a day trip solely for a patio-sittin’, yolk-pokin’, brunch-punch-drinkin’ afternoon.
Start off with one of several brunch cocktail options, ranging from a hibiscus and orange mimosa by the glass or carafe to the Hefemosa made with hefeweizen beer and blood orange juice.
For our money, however, the brunch punch is the deal of the century. A carafe filled with Bacardi rum, Velvet Falernum, lime and strawberry juices, and Gose beer clocks in at only $15 (about the price of a single cocktail on the regular menu) and packs quite a boozy, well, punch.
Next up, try the Flight of the Honey Bee, a tasting of three artisanal honeys and freshly baked breads and pastries. It’s a sweet start to curb those stomach growls while perusing the rest of the menu. Of course, we can help narrow things down for you significantly.
A must-order for sure is the corned beef Benedict. Featuring perfectly poached eggs and generous slabs of house-cured brisket so big they almost completely cover up the cornbread hiding beneath, this is a Benedict for the ages. We can’t recommend it enough.
Our second-favorite, however, can’t be overlooked. We’ve eaten plenty of mother-and-child reunions in our day, but the popular fried-chicken-and-egg dish gets taken to the Yum Yum Stratosphere thanks to a bright green jalapeño gravy that you’ll want to lick off the bowl when the rest of the components are gone.
We’re confident that you’ll love anything you order, but we would sob uncontrollably if you didn’t at least order our two faves.
Sorry, a great brunch brings out all the feels.
Bird Cafe Brunch
Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
155 East 4th and Commerce Street, Fort Worth
(Overlooking Sundance Square)