Brother of Mine is a suburban surprise in Baldivis that has cemented its reputation as a top player in a cutthroat game.  A coffee roastery tucked away in the corner is the first clue that brothers Ben and Jos Whettingsteel are more than just your average café hash slingers.

The chilled out coastal, industrial vibe is coupled with a level of service at odds with its rustic setting. Bold brekky dishes give anyone a reason to rise and shine. Try their French toast with a difference: a hazelnut chocolate ganache, peanut butter, buffalo mozzarella, fried brioche sambo, with praline crumb and ice-cream. An extraordinary creation.

Beefed up eggs benny with smoked pulled pork is also a winner. Sliding into lunch, things are kept interesting with burgers and jaffles. A cheeky list of craft beers, niche wine titles and a handful of fun cocktails will keep those wanting something more than a coffee grinning. Dawn opening hours mean a bumper trade from those about to hit the freeway snarl. Smart. Summer sees the hours extended to include dinner.