Brew-Ha is one of those places to which the lycra crowd flock like seagulls. It doesn't matter what time of day it is, there are always a handful of bikes and their owners propping up the umbrellas, adding colour to the top end of Rokeby.
Serious cyclists don't eat when they're out, maybe their pants are too tight. But when they stop for coffee, you can assume they're only going where they are going to get the good stuff. It's like a scientifically proven rule.
The other thing that is top shelf about Brew-Ha is the service. This is the type of place where the smiles are genuine. A mother can tell when her child is being tolerated and when they are being welcomed. There is a difference, and at Brew-Ha, my daughter was treated to a friendly conversation and a big smile. It's true you might have to wait for your coffee when the queues are big, but everyone is still very nice about it.
But Brew-Ha doesn't have a kitchen.
This might be a serious issue if Brew-Ha was about anything but their coffee, but luckily for customers, they are still taken care of with a generous selection of fresh rolls, muffins, biscuits and cakes that are sourced locally. They don't have a kitchen, but they do have a sandwich press and a microwave, and frankly that was all that was needed for our very satisfactory breakfast.
I went for the humble bacon and egg roll ($9). It was full of protein, a slurp of BBQ sauce and perfectly warmed and toasted. It was more than satisfying and would have left decent bulge under a tight lycra t-shirt.
Brew-Ha are keen to support their local community and it seems this works both ways. The clientele are a mix of local mums and small kids, business people buying a coffee on the way to work, office workers stopping by for lunch, tradies in their fluoro shirts, casual Subi shoppers and our lycra lads and ladies.