Holding court on the corner of Long Street and Buiten street is Lola’s. This eatery has been serving the hustle and bustle of this busy corner for years. However, with a change in ownership in 2011, the has completely transformed, from the menu right down to the décor
The designers have injected vibrancy with the colour block bar and eccentric light fittings. Local contemporary art decorates the walls, and outside tables hug the exterior. The look now is decidedly young, fresh and clean: the perfect canvas for the bistro food.
I was working in the CBD last Sunday, and pop out for breakfast.
I was lucky to get a table on the pavement at Lola's. While i was there they had a constant quick moving Que of customers.
I have a great cuppachino with a spinach and bacon eggs Benedict.
I only criticism i have, is that i would have preferred that the bread it was served on, would have been toasted. It would have offered a much needed crunch to the perfectly pouched egg and creamy sauce.
Stop by at Lola's between 7.30am and 8.30am from Monday to Friday for their coffee and croissant special. This special includes any short coffee, flat white, Americano and caapuccino wirh a freshly baked croissant for R30.
Tuck into their breakfast special served all morning from 7.30am to 12noon. Enjoy golden brown cubed potato, onions, cheddar and pepper, bacon lardons and sour cream, topped with a free range fried egg and spiced tomato salsa with fresh orange juice or filter coffee for only R50.
Enjoy their winter warmer served from 12noon to 4.30pm from Monday to Friday. All of their favourite comfort food is on offer. Try dishes like pork bangers and mash with onion gravy, beef lasagne with green side salad, chilli con carne with red beans, sour cream and dirty rice, lemon and thyme fish pie with herb infused mash and wilted spinach, beef meatballs with tomato and oregano on soft parmesan polenta for only R75.
You could also opt for their all day take-away soup offering, with freshly baked ciabatta. This special is available from Monday to Friday at only R40.