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SCHOON

SCHOON
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Cost
R80 avg main meal
Ambience
Family friendly, Groups, Kids, Quick meals
Food
Bakery fare, Café fare, Deli fare
Payment
Diners Club, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
No corkage fee

Critic's review

Greg Landman

Food
This very popular breakfast place is the home of some of the best breads and pastries you will eat in many a year. The pasteis de nata are superbly serious and intensely sweet and rich—as they should be-- but don't start there. Start with some excellent coffee-intense and packed with flavour. Go on to something like a large flaky croissant filled with creamy scrambled eggs and bacon, something which in Paris would be considered sacrilege but here in Somerset West is “heaven.” The smoked trout with spring onion and scrambled eggs on a mosbolletjie, light as a feather, makes things a lot more local or switch the whole thing around and have the same thing on crisp sour dough bread. Make sure you ask for the slow roast tomato confit to zoom it all up. Soft mielie pap with burnt honey butter is a favourite. Lunch will see the arrival of some delicious soups like spilt pea or roasted tomato but breakfast is numero uno.

Drinks
There is no alcohol at the moment and also no BYO but the fruit juices are brilliant with orange, pineapple and ginger taking pride of place.

Service
Friendly and laid back—no rushing.

Ambience
The place is tiny—7 tiny tables inside and similar outside. The freshly baked breads on the wall over the serving area are enough to drive you wild with desire if you are craving carbs at their best.

Best for...
Intimate breakfasts.

(2018)

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User reviews

  • The best bread you could ever find , and the consistency is perfect
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  • In all sincerity, I keep on returning for the ambience, hot drinks (the salted caramel malt pot blew my mind this morning!) and fresh breads and pastries to go. I am, regrettably, yet to be wowed by a dish from the sit-down menu. That said, it's really all about the dough right! Which is always flawlessly fresh and delicious, and just makes you feel good. Service is really personal and friendly when it's not rush hour, and I love the idea of their "Bread of the Day" (a different artisanal bread made for every day of the week, excluding Mondays and Saturdays; but they serve their spread of "Daily Breads" every day of the week).
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Dog-friendly
  • Eat Out reviewed
  • Lunch
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair
  • WiFi

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