Galleries and café fare go together like plain walls and art. This photographic fine art gallery is a cavernous yet cosy space that puts on enthralling exhibitions while offering an ideally situated space – in the heart of Rosebank – from which to enjoy freshly brewed coffee and a sumptuous slice of cake or sandwich while working or just surfing on the free Wi-Fi.
Organic and free-range ingredients are sourced to allow patrons to try an almost endless range of sandwiches – all served with a delicious, fresh Greek salad. Choose from seed loaf, 100% rye, French loaf, wholewheat or even a croissant, then start building your own sandwich, selecting toppings from the various meats, cheeses, sauces, marmalades, herbs and vegetables available.
The coffee shop is also open for breakfast, so you can arrive bright and early – as well as hungry – and order a bowl of oats served with honey and nuts, omelette, eggs on toast, or a bowl of muesli with yoghurt and honey. Do take note of the fact that the menu changes from time to time, but special requests may be accommodated.
What is to be constantly expected, though, is a tantalising array of muffins, croissants and a cake of the day. The white-chocolate cake is arguably peerless – creamy, fluffy and with a slight lemony zestiness that perfectly complements the sweetness of the white chocolate.
A standard option of coffee options is available, as well as cold brews, chai latte and mochaccinos. Unusual loose tea flavours are served, like chocolate, pear caramel, lemongrass, coconut and ginger, and jasmine. They also have milkshakes.
Service is quick, cordial and warm. There’s no need to call ahead to book a table – unless there’s an event. Also, the added bonus of being situated in a mall means that parking is easy to find and secure.
If it’s quiet that you want, this is the place to go. The wooden tables are large and décor is minimal – this is a photographic fine art gallery, after all. The hung artworks all over the white walls are all the adornment required and they lend the space an almost beatific calm.
Breakfast or setting up an office space where you can enjoy captivating fine art photographs, fresh coffee and free Wi-Fi while you work.
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