Those who jones for breakfast, take note: Early Bird, a new breakfast and brunch spot, is now in a soft-open phase at the corner of University and Kavanaugh. They’ll be officially open for business next Tuesday.

Bar manager Paul Hohnbaum said the menu will be “breakfast to light lunch” with an emphasis on fresh, scratch-made offerings including high-quality oatmeal, grits, biscuits and gravy, and special egg dishes, as well as a number of pickled items made in the Blue Bird kitchen. The restaurant will feature a full coffee bar and full bar, including infused vodkas, unique mimosas and Bloody Marys.

Hohnbaum said that while the restaurant will strive to source local ingredients, that’s not their focus. “It’s something we’re going to try to emphasize,” he said, “but it’s not going to be our political statement.”

The restaurant will be open from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, though Hohnbaum said that the closing might be extended to 5:30 p.m. if there’s the demand. We’re waiting for a call back from Blue Bird chef Carson Runnells for more on the menu and what early risers can expect.


UPDATE: Chef Runnells called us back. Hit the “continue reading” for details on menu, hours and drive-through offerings.