Simple and sustainable, honest and homely food is the credo of owner Theo van Niekerk, who has created a cosy venue inspired by the aromas and flavours of his grandmother’s kitchen in the OFS.
For breakfast try the popular French toast with bacon, banana and honey, or a yummy croissant with scrambled free-range eggs, bacon and cherry tomatoes. For any time of the day, the legendary homemade chicken pie ’n slaai or free-range rotisserie chicken are good options.
Vegetarians can look forward to a heavenly gnocchi with lemon, garlic and sage, a choice of creative seasonal salads (beetroot with balsamic and honey dressing, green beans and chickpeas) or the cheese plate. The soups are wholesome and big on flavour with bold combinations – imagine cauliflower, vanilla and bacon with home-baked rye bread.
When you’re tired of fiddly, fussy food with too many bells and whistles, come refresh your taste buds here with scrumptious, old-fashioned salads and gourmet sarmies, like bresaola, fig and camembert.
They serve great coffee, craft beers – and a small list of wines by glass and bottle. Add R30 corkage fee and open one straight off of the shelves.
Place your order at the counter, after choosing from the board with the dishes spelled out in scrabble alphabet. Take a seat at the long communal wooden table and sit back.
This is a whimsical neighbourhood joint with farmhouse kitchen charm, deli counter and shelves loaded with cheeses and deli goodies. A place to linger over the newspapers and free WiFi with really good coffee, muffins and gluten-free brownies.
Also take note of their free wine tastings on Wednesday evenings and burger nights on Thursday evenings.