Nestled in the heart of Alamo Heights is one of the best bakeries in San Antonio. As you drive up Bird looks like an ordinary bakery tucked in a stylish but small strip center. Once you enter, however, you immediately realize this is someplace special. Bird has a “fancy barn party” feel as described by its owner Elizabeth Chambers and is furnished with repurposed wood benches and tables. There is great attention to detail and flavor put into everything about Bird. Everything is baked on site daily and at the end of the day, anything not sold is given to local non-profits.
Breakfast offerings include muffins, quiche, scones, tomato pie, housemade granola, and my personal favorite their breakfast sandwich. The breakfast sandwich is made on an English muffin and includes avocado, cheese, and a perfectly cooked egg. For lunch, Bird offers soups and sandwiches ranging from traditional turkey, egg salad, grilled cheese, and PBJ to Nutella.
But Bird is at heart a bakery and their sweet treats are the best reason to visit. The cupcakes are some of the most popular among my friends. Coming in regular and mini they are packaged up in adorable egg cartons…of course. In addition to everyday flavors such as sea salt caramel, Elvis (a banana cake with chocolate chips that’s filled with chocolate and topped with peanut butter buttercream frosting), strawberry, and lemon, they also offer seasonal favorites such as mint julep and margarita during fiesta.
Their seasonal decorated sugar cookies are some of my favorite – the perfect amount of sweet. Bird’s other desserts include pies (such as apple and pecan), cookies, bars (I highly recommend the sea salt peanut butter), brownies, and beautiful custom cakes.
Whether you are down the street or across town if you are craving something sweet and delicious it is definitely worth a drive to Bird.
5912 Broadway, San Antonio, TX
7 Highland Park Village, Dallas, TX