If you’ve ever had one of the amazing treats at Old Hand Coffee, you will probably also enjoy the experience of eating at Little Brother restaurant. Old Hand Coffee is a family–owned café whose owners goal was to create a more elevated, heart-felt, and immersive experience of hospitality in the community of Abbotsford. Kristina and Johannes both came from local families that honour European traditions of nurturing social bonds through the enjoyment of artfully prepared food and drink.
Little Brother started years ago with a few scribbles in chef and co-owner Spencer Croteau’s notebook: Bread + Butter + Eggs. When Spencer met Old Hand Coffee owners Kristina and Johannes van Bommel van Vloten in September 2018, they became fast friends and a new venture began. Little Brother descends directly from the French bistros and restaurants that provided intimate venues to well-connected communities in the past. It’s where a rich array of characters and relationships can play out against the backdrop of a cozy yet gently refined gathering place. A place of celebration and joy – where everyone can come to get their day off to the best start possible. With 25+ years of combined food and beverage industry experience Little Brother is destined to be an amazing addition to the Abbotsford food scene.
Little Brother is located in Abbotsford’s historic Downtown, on the corner of Essendene St. and Pauline Ave, in the space that Mitch Miller’s had occupied for years. Kristina and Johannes had long regarded this corner unit as the best location in their favorite neighbourhood, which they have deep emotional ties to. This 100 year old building had become so important to them over the years that they had their wedding reception in the space, catered by Mitch Miller himself! Little Brother is open for breakfast, brunch and lunch featuring pastries, eclairs, biscuits, fruits and cereals, omelettes, bacon and eggs or an extra special “Croque Madame”. Menu items will change as they use products from local farms.
Congratulations go out to Irma, who is NOVO’s monthly Draw for a $50 gift card to Little Brother, we are certain you will have a wonderful experience!!