Last weekend we went to Jerry Joy in Thornbury. Dan took Ava there a couple of weeks ago and loved it, quoting via text that he had just eaten ‘the best breakfast he’d had in months!’ So it was a no brainer that I had to try it too.
Located in the back streets of Thornbury, this place is a hidden gem and is definitely my new fave. Great coffee, super good food and very kid-friendly, it ticks all the boxes.
The menu is really varied with more creative dishes than your usual cafe and has a section for kids fare that is simple, tasty and appropriately portioned. I almost ordered the mini cheeseburger (that looked just like a brioche slider) and chips myself!
Dan had the baked eggs with chorizo, feta and sourdough which was super tasty. I had the spiced beetroot and lentil fritters with roasted capsicum hummus, zucchini and smashed pea salad (and an egg, which is optional). Yep, that’s a bit of a mouthful but such a brilliant mix of flavours and easily the best breakfast I’ve had in months too. Ava had an old school cheese toastie and a (kids-size) milkshake which came in a branded take away coffee cup with lid and straw. Such a simple way to serve it up but great for small hands to manage and a bit of a novelty too.
It’s a small space indoors (there’s also outdoor seating) but I like those lovely little cafes in back streets, it feels like you’re away from the rush of a main drag set up. We sat inside and the outlook was lovely with lush green vines covering the awning.
Although I didn’t indulge, they have an amazing selection of sweet things which looked so pretty all lined up on the top of the counter. A must for next time. This might just become mine and Ava’s new pad for our post-swimming hang sessions on Fridays.
128 Mansfield Street, Thornbury
PS – I’m loving Ava’s little vignette of her Sonny Angel and Peppa Pig figurines. I was taking a photo of her milkshake and she wanted to sit her little mates alongside it and then decided to photo bomb it too, ha! At that point, Dan coined a new term for this – Ava’s ‘mignette’. Love it!