A and I have been to Good Brother in Downer more than a few times. Initially, we loved the coffee – they use Campos coffee beans and it was made well. However, in the last few months we’ve started to be disappointed by the coffee. This came to a head when I met my friend Anita for breakfast at Good Brother a few weeks ago.
The concept of Good Brother is great – a casual cafe that’s tucked around a corner in Dickson which serves Campos coffee and has a small but well thought-out food menu.
Anita and I ordered our usual coffee orders – a long black for Anita and a cappuccino for myself. Anita’s long black arrived ridiculously hot and had a strong burnt flavour. She didn’t enjoy it. Unfortunately, my cappuccino also had a strong, burnt flavour.
The food menu at Good Brother has the usual breakfast favourites – banana bread, french toast and an egg and bacon roll. Anita and I both opted to order the fried free range eggs with three sides of your choice for $17.90. Good Brother doesn’t have a stove, so there’s no option to have your eggs poached or scrambled.
I chose bacon, avocado and roasted field mushrooms as my three sides. Even though we had disappointing coffees, the food definitely made up for it. The mushrooms were seasoned well and still maintained their texture, there was a very generous serving of avocado and bacon and the eggs were perfectly cooked with the yolks slightly runny. It was a delicious breakfast!
Anita ordered roast tomato, spinach and mushrooms for her sides. Due to Anita’s diet requirements at the time, she asked if the eggs could be cooked without oil – to which they were happy to do so. I love when cafes are able to be slightly flexible for their customer’s enjoyment. Anita loved her breakfast as well and a few weeks after this meeting, she mentioned that she thought the food at Good Brother was fantastic.