Coffee and donuts are a great combination, and when you add in chicken – it sure gives it a little something something. I can’t think of another place that sells all three, besides Birdies located in Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles. The menu may be simple, featuring Americana classics, yet with it’s modern twists done by Chef J -it’ll sure make you salivate and leave you wanting more!
At Birdies, coffee is brewed fresh and donuts are made hourly. What I like about this place is that you can try any of their donut flavours (all if you want to) before committing to ordering one. I’ve never been to a cafe that allows me to taste test donuts…this is the first! Their donut has unique fillings and glazes that range from horchata, cinnamon toast crunch, blueberry lemon, lemon thyme pistachio to s’mores. Some of which I’ve never heard of before! No doubt, I asked to sample all of their flavours.
Here’s what I ended up ordering: cold brew in-house coffee ($3) and candied bacon maple ($3.50). Coffee and donuts are on point! Donuts usually make me super thirsty because of their sweetness, but not at Birdies because their donuts are made with 50% less sugar – so, that’s a bonus and I don’t feel as bad for my waistline.
No, I did not order this but if you feel fancy – you can order a 24-karat gold doughnut ($100 each or $1000/dozen). I saw it on display and I had to snap a photo to share with you folks. I don’t mess with a $100 donut!
On the left: Birdie bites – 4 pieces of chicken tenders with sweet asian chili sauce ($8). On the right: Birdies original – fried chicken breast sandwich cole slaw, buttermilk ranch mayo, tillamook cheddar & cured pickles ($9). Both were juicy and crunchy with a perfect crisp on the outside.
Munch, chow and plow – there Dennis goes indulging his chicken sandwich!
What it looks like inside the Birdies Original – not oily and it’s soft on the inside! You can certainly taste the moistness and freshness of the chicken. The bun was not hard and soft in all the right places. The coleslaw, buttermilk ranch mayo, tillamook cheddar and cured pickles are great add-ons to delight eaters’ taste buds. I love it, so I’m sure you will too!
If you’re looking for a new restaurant to try fried chicken or artisanal donuts, make sure you swing by Birdies. I highly recommend this hidden gem and come before rush hours to avoid the wait and have good seats.
Fri – Sat, 24 hrs & Sun 12:00 A.M – 8:00 P.M