The Blue Bird Vegetarian Cafe

Our rating 

User rating 

4 reviews
Venue Image
299 Dominion Road,
Mt Eden

(09) 623 4900

The ViewAuckland Review

StarStarStarStarNo Star
Review byMaggie Wicks20/03/2006

4 out of 5

Whenever I’m feeling less than wholesome—from too many late nights, not enough home-cooked meals, or a particularly fierce hangover from a long weekend—I meander down Dominion Road, past the cheap curry houses, the kebab joints and the $2 shops, and into the Blue Bird Cafe.

Just walking in makes me feel a bit better about my toxic lifestyle. There are birds on the walls and soft flute tunes on the stereo.

The café is run by followers of Sri Chinmoy; a spiritual teacher encouraging everyone to spread a little love and harmony to world—and the cooks at the Blue Bird Café are making good on that goal.

The menu works like this: pick your bowl, your base (brown rice, mashed potato or kumara), and your topping (Hungarian stroganoff, peanut sauce, Mexican and so on). Insert steamed veges into the middle, and you’re away.

A particularly hearty combination is the Taihape on rice (that’s beans, eggs and vege dogs). The mushroom sauce is also recommended.

On my most recent visit, I forewent the tried and true, and ordered a spicy enchilada and salad from the cabinet. Sublime. Hot, filling, tasty. None of the blandness that vegetarian eating can get a bad wrap for.

The only time I’ve ever mis-ordered at the Blue Bird Cafe was when I asked for a glass of rose milk (tastes like soap) to counteract a hangover.

Learn from my mistakes. You’ll never go wrong with a big bowl of Taihape and a slice of vegan apple crumble.

The Blue Bird Vegetarian Cafe has been reviewed by 4 users

What's near The Blue Bird Vegetarian Cafe?

Below are the nearest 5 venues within 500 metres of The Blue Bird Vegetarian Cafe.
Cinemas near The Blue Bird Vegetarian Cafe (0)

Most Read Today

01 Auckland's Best Outlet Shops

We check out the five best spots for outlet shoppi...

02 Auckland's Best Rooftop Bars

When Auckland's weather allows, enjoy a few coldie...

03 Auckland's Best Malls

Check out our picks of the top five malls in Auckl...

04 Christmas Lights and Displays in Auckland

Enjoy Christmas in Auckland under the glow of fest...

05 Auckland's Best Free Kids Activities

We check out the best five free kids activities in...

Content updated: 27/11/2015 17:35

Restaurant Reviews

Get Onboard

Make It A Date


Latest Restaurants User Reviews

  • Brothers Juke Joint BBQ
    I have been wanting to go to the Juke Joint (part of the Brothers...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 20/11/2015 @ 3:31 p.m.
  • Tokyo Club
    Tokyo Club in Ponsonby Central is an “Izakaya” dining bar, offeri...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 20/11/2015 @ 3:28 p.m.
  • Sri Pinang Malaysian Restaurant
    If you haven’t been to Sri Penang you MUST. It’s the best Thai i...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 20/11/2015 @ 3:27 p.m.
  • Nanam
    Don’t be deceived by the casual recycled interior of Nanam in Roy...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 20/11/2015 @ 3:25 p.m.
  • Al Volo
    Al Volo uses the best cheese in Auckland – from Il Casaro, being ...

    Chiana_Local_Hero on 20/11/2015 @ 3:24 p.m.
Hitwise Award Winner