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,
Be sure to follow me on social media to keep up to date with my latest posts!