Brother Nancy is a popular cafe on Essex Street West Footscray. Owner, Leigh, told me the cafe was named after his brother who chickened out from going into ownership with him; opting to stay in Perth instead. Leigh soon dubbed his Brother a Nancy boy, and so Brother Nancy was born. The fun loving nature of Leigh permeates the cafe. His infectious smile was the first thing to greet us. The cafe itself has an energy about it, without straying from its simplicity. It didn’t surprise me that the venue soon filled with young families. There’s a warm family friendly element at Brother Nancy, and the locals seem to have embraced it.
The All day menu includes Green Eggs with Ham, Quesadillas, Potato Waffles, and Traditional Tart Flambe. They even had Beef Tartare on the specials board this morning, which is made with premium raw beef.
Espresso coffee is from Proud Mary, with their Humbler blend delivering rich long black, with a syrupy body. Batch brew is also available, using beans from Rumble and Five Senses.
We opted for the Churros with chocolate sauce, raspberry foam, and vanilla ice cream. The aroma alone was enough to get the palate dancing. Crispy fried dough, dusted with icing sugar, which worked a treat with the creamy chocolate sauce & fluffy raspberry foam.
182A Essex St
West Footscray VIC 3012