Freelance writer, traveller, foodie and graphic designer living at the gateway of the Yarra Valley and Melbourne's green belt suburbs..
Published July 27th 2017
Brother Alec in Thornbury is a little cosy cafe amongst a string of cafes dotted along High Street. I popped in for lunch and ordered the Parmesan sage polenta! This dish looked amazing, an explosion of colour topped with red grapes, walnuts, asparagus and two poached free range eggs. This dish oozed with flavour! With fresh local ingredients and just the right texture.
The staff are friendly, making you feel welcomed and part of the family. Brother Alec is a casual relaxed small cafe with a big personality!
It's menu is simple, with homemade choices that strike a nice balance between basic and a little fancy. Supporting local businesses, they source their sourdough bread from Cobb Lane, use organic and Fairtrade coffee and the milk is from St David Dairy. If you have a food allergy or are intolerant to certain foods they can do food alterations.
Unlike many cafes, they also split bills and give hugs!