123 St John’s Hill , London, SW11 1SZ

SquareMeal Review of Birdhouse

Set up by an Aussie graphic designer and his Cuban buddie, Birdhouse brings some sunny coffee shop vibes to Battersea with its vivid yellow colour schemes, reclaimed furniture, avian-themed artwork and cute enamel cups – not to mention rows of old medicine bottles (the premises used to be a doctor’s surgery). It’s a slick, smooth, artistic kind of place, with plenty of care and attention to detail when it comes to sourcing – think organic milk, coffee beans from Climpson & Sons, and tea courtesy of Waterloo in Cardiff. The owners bake their own pretty-looking cakes, and also serve up a host of bright seasonal salads as well as interesting ciabattas with trendy ingredients such as chorizo. The name? Apparently it’s taken from the 90s chart hit Birdhouse in your Soul.

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Nearby Tube/Rail Stations

Clapham Junction Station 516m

Wandsworth Town Station 1km


Address: 123 St John’s Hill , London SW11 1SZ

Area: Battersea Clapham Junction

Opening times

Mon-Fri 7am-5pm Sat-Sun 9am-6pm

Nearby Landmarks

The Grand Theatre 426m

H.M. Prison Wandsworth 1km


Telephone: 020 7228 6663


Cuisine: Cafes

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