Percy and Percy is a Bendigo local that wears its history on its sleeve. Now a thriving cafe, the building enjoys a colourful past and has a few stories to tell.
When owners, Elisha and Dan, purchased the site in 2012, it had been an office block for 30 years. Whilst waiting for permits, the couple’s research revealed that the site had been a grocery store in the 1920s owned by Percy Watts. It then morphed into a milk bar under the direction of Percy Forbes, serving locals until the mid 1980s. The previous owners inspired not only the name of the cafe, but its very fabric, with Elisha and Dan choosing to integrate elements of a milk bar and a grocery store into their modern-day offering.
Elisha and Dan are proud to carry on the historical traditions and values of this forward-thinking cafe, providing quality food to both Bendigo locals and visitors alike. With beautifully styled brunches and carefully crafted coffee, Percy and Percy is sure to be a local favourite for a time to come.