Brother Alec

7:00am - 3:30pm
719 High Street Thornbury


outdoor area

Part of the well-staggered selection of cafes on High Street in Thornbury, this small but welcoming space has an infectiously upbeat personality.

Owners Malia and Jess, chef Sam and front room boys Joe and Jon make up the core team. Together they contribute to the experience of this light-hearted cafe, working with a smile and, on occasion, even singing and dancing around the place.

It’s a relaxed venue with a breakfast menu to match. You won’t find anything too obscure or challenging here – just some simple, homemade choices that strike a nice balance between basic and a little fancy.

Jess brings hints of her Lebanese background to inform the popular Pesto Poached Eggs (poached eggs with roast tomatoes, grilled haloumi and dressed roquette, topped with za'atar), whilst Malia's heartier approach offers simpler options such as the B.L.A.T. and Breakfast Roll (a ciabatta roll filled with homemade basil mayo, homemade tomato relish, a fluffy omelette and spiced spinach/bacon).

Aside from the bread, everything here is made on-site, including the other baked goods; muffins, cakes and biscuits. Organic bread, free-range eggs and Jonsey's milk are also available to buy, extending an in-store shop that supplies convenience items to take home with your morning coffee.