We make coffee

Rat is a neighbourhood specialty coffee shop. 

In it, we serve brunch made with mostly organic fresh produce, naturally leavened bread and truly free range eggs. We also brew coffee, tea and chocolate and serve pastries produced by people who share our passion for flavour and provenance. We use new and old techniques to make the most of the special stuff we’re lucky enough to be able to access.

We make as much as we can ourselves and are passionate about using waste diversion as a starting point for experimentation. 

As much as possible, we aim to offer something anyone can eat, that we think everyone should want to. As we grow we hope to be able to continue to increase the inclusivity of our offering. 


We sell bread

Wildlife Bakery country style sourdough loaves available for preorder. Orders placed today can be collected tomorrow from 8:30am until close.

white sourdough bread loaf

Visit us

72 Wales Street, Thornbury 3071



(Temporary hours)

Mon — Fri: 7:30 - 1:00
Sat: 8:00 - 1:00
Sun: 8:00 - 1:00


We're hiring

We're currently looking for experienced baristas and cafe staff.

If you're interested, send a copy of your CV to hello@ratthecafe.com.au and we'll be in touch.