Offering a whole range of eggs Benedicts, a sunny courtyard, and friendly, attentive service, Salvationcafe is coffee shop you need in your life, says Eat Out critic Anna Montali.
Serves: Café fare
Cost: Average price main course R120
Best for: Comfort food in a relaxed setting
Star rating: Food 5, service 5, ambience 5
Located in the trendy Milpark precinct, Salvationcafe is one of several restaurants available in 44 Stanley. Nestled amongst beautiful trees and quaint walkways, this charming café is a wonderful location for urban entrepreneurs who happily perch themselves at a small table while working on their laptops and enjoying the fresh air.
Offering a very exciting breakfast menu, Salvationcafe does everything from home-made granola with Greek yoghurt, fresh fruit and honey, to the biggest variety of eggs Benedicts in town.
On the lunch side, the menu offers several delicious items such as a grass-fed beef burger with hand-cut potato wedges; a gorgonzola beef burger with home-made onion rings and fries; and a favourite of five-spice calamari made tempura style with Asian green salad and five-spice dipping sauce. For a light lunch the traditional Caesar salad really hits the spot, served exactly as you’d expect, with cos leaves, chunks of anchovies, boiled eggs and succulent chicken strips.
You might decide you definitely have space for something sweet if you happen to see a gorgeous slice of Belgian chocolate-hazelnut brownie go past. Or, after a quick look at the cake menu, a slice of New York cheesecake – another great choice.
Daily specials feature items such as pumpkin-and-ginger soup or Mombasa chicken curry. Also new on the menu is an exciting selection of pancakes.
A fully stocked bar offers a great selection of cocktails as well as alcohol-free options such as The Duchess, an alcohol-free ‘gin and tonic’.
Friendly and attentive.
Rustic, relaxing and quaint. It’s appropriate to sit and read a book or work on your laptop, surrounded by sweet boutiques and little hidden gems.
Vinyl Fridays, from 4pm to 8pm, are a great way to celebrate the start of the weekend.
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