Part two of my “try as many independent cafes as possible this year” saw me visit Hawkes House Thornbury. A little neighbourhood cafe tucked off the main High Street in Thornbury, South Gloucestershire. I used to spend a lot of time in Thornbury when I was at University as I often caught the bus to/from there. But I haven’t been back in a couple of years.
My friend Jess lives local to Thornbury and had been recommended Hawkes House by a few friends and colleagues so we thought we’d give it a go. We were even more excited to visit when we learned they allowed dogs “if their owners are well behaved” according to Hawkes House – so we used it as an opportunity to get the dogs together for a walk and stop for breakfast on a cold Sunday morning.
I started with a Green Tea whilst I waited for Jess. The tea was lovely but the teapot definitely should have come with an instruction manual – I genuinely had to Google the make to figure out how to work it, and Jess would have done the same if I didn’t tell her after watching her struggle for 5 minutes. Please report back if you visit – I’d love to hear your teapot stories…
After we’d got over the teapot saga I had a browse of the menu. The breakfast menu wasn’t huge but there was more than enough to chose from, especially as a fussy vegetarian. As I mentioned in my The Old Dairy post, I’m not really a “breakfast person” so I’m always surprised when there’s a handful of things I want to try on the menu.
I went for the Avo Toast (and swapped the poached egg for scrambled) but it was a tough choice between that and the French Toast or the Granola Bowl. I must have been in a savoury mood that day because right now I could murder the French Toast with Salted Caramel Ice Cream… doesn’t that sound like a dream?
As well as the Breakfast/Brunch Menu, Hawkes House also serve Hot Rolls, Tapas and have a Grill/Winter Warmers menu consisting of things like Burgers, Curry and Fish and Chips. And not forgetting their Sunday Roast served from midday on Sunday.
If you don’t feel like a meal, they also serve tea/coffee and a huge range of mouth watering cakes. It took everything in me not to buy a Millionaires Shortbread for the drive home. They have a coffee and cake offer for £3.50 which I’m sure to make use of when I head back soon.
Have you ever been to Hawkes House? Do you have any Bristol cafe suggestions?
Until next time,
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Sabrina Must says
The place looks very cozy, home alike environment. The food looks delish too! Thank you for sharing!
It’s such a lovely place! No problem at all.
Thank you! It was delicious!
Gladys Nava says
Oh my goodness! That food makes me feel so hungry! Grr.. I love that house and I really enjoy reading your blog.
Thank you! It was delicious!
John Sallie says
Unlikely I will be in that part of the world anytime soon but I still enjoyed reading about this little cafe. Not too sure what the teapot issue was but you had fun regardless.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment! The teapot was a laugh!
That looks like a legit place for breakfast! I love local cafes as well
It was SO good. Yeah I’m loving trying as many as possible this year. I’ll be sure to do a round up of my favourites at the end of the year.
Liz Bayardelle says
This looks like an absolutely lovely experience! Those eggs look fantastic.
They were lovely! I can’t wait to go back!