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Green Point hidden gem, The Stranger’s Club – reviewed

The Stranger’s Club opened in August 2017 in Green Point – and has been popping up on our Instagram feeds with their smoothie bowls ever since. Cape Town restaurant editor Zola Nene investigates whether they taste as good as they look.

A smoothie bowl at The Stranger’s Club. Photo by Zola Nene.

Fast facts

Cost: R120 average main meal
Parking: Limited parking is available on the premises, but there’s generally plenty of street parking available as well
Best For: A quiet breakfast or leisurely lunch
Star ratings: Food :4; Ambience:4; Service: 4

Food

The menu is small and concise. Breakfast is served until 11.30am and promises a choice between a traditional Benedict, cold oats and seasonal fruit.

A salad at The Stranger’s Club. Photo by Zola Nene.

Smoothies and trendy smoothie bowls are offered all day and come served topped with a scattering of seeds and gluten-free granola. The beautifully bright and colorful dragon fruit smoothie bowl tastes as vibrant as it looks. It’s deliciously cold and refreshing, with a tropical dragon fruit flavour.

Seasonal salads are served from 12pm in generous portions. The roasted peach salad served with Parma ham is a delicious balance of sweet and savoury and the buttery sautéed leeks add a delicious creaminess and,along with the crackle of the croutons, it makes for an excitingly textural taste explosion.

Sweet treats include options for the gluten intolerant. Photo by Zola Nene.

There is also a selection of sandwiches, served all day, on your choice of sourdough or rye.

For those with a sweet tooth, there’s a selection of pastries and muffins, as well as gluten-free banana bread made using quinoa and cocoa.

Drinks

Sip on one of the classic coffees or try turmeric, beetroot or matcha lattes. Order a fresh juice combo by naming the colour – red, orange, pink or green. Freshly squeezed orange juice is also available, made even more inviting by the orange press that forms part of the décor. Juices and iced coffees are served with environmentally conscious bamboo straws.

The relaxed interior makes this space perfect for a business meeting. Photo by Zola Nene.

Ambience

This quaint little spot is situated next to an African décor and arts store named Out of This World. The space is very quiet and relaxed, with minimalist white walls and linen-draped chairs. It’s fairly open and breezy, which makes you feel like you are outdoors even when you aren’t. It’s ideal for a quiet breakfast, lunch with friends, or a business lunch meeting.

The openness of the space makes it feel like you’re outside. Photo by Zola Nene.

Service

Service is relaxed and efficient.

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