I kinda wish I didn't have to share this news but my local neighbourhood is really HOT RIGHT NOW. Newcomer Chato is super homely and the food is delicious. If you like Spanish things then you'll be happy.
I dropped in for breakfast and took chef-owner, Maria's advice with the Carmen Sevilla: toasted baguette slices rubbed with fresh tomato and olive oil with thinly sliced manchego and serrano ham - bloody delicious. Good Nicolo coffee too. Nighttimes the menu and vibe switch up to focus on tapas, wine and sherry. Worth a visit.
921 High Street, Thornbury
PH: 9484 8554, chato.com.au
OPEN: daily 8am-3pm + Thu-Sat 5-10pm.