The Bennett family, owners of Brophy Bros. restaurant, have opened “On The Alley” at 117 Harbor Way, the former home of Minnow Café. I previously referred to this business as “Ty’s Café” which was the intended name at one time. The new eatery is many times larger than the hole-in-the-wall it is replacing and has a greatly expanded menu.
The eatery offers a surprisingly affordable menu of breakfast, burgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, wraps, melts, tacos, salads, desserts (including soft-serve ice cream), a kids menu and espresso.
When asked why he opened On The Alley, owner John Bennett tells me:
“We’re happy to do this because we found the voids in the marketplace over the last 25 years being Brophy’s. You see what [the public] wanted and what they didn’t have and we were committed to give them what they wanted. We are able to utilize our purchase power at Brophy’s to get good, high quality, affordable food. Any other sandwich shop that size would not be able to offer those ingredients at that price. We just signed a new 25-year lease at Brophy’s. What’s nice about it is that it gave us every reason to invest the money and make [On The Alley] great.”
Hours are 6:30am – 8pm every day. For more information call (805) 962-6315 or visit onthealley.com.
The crew of the new “On The Alley” restaurant at the Santa Barbara Harbor.