These sandwiches are game changers! Order what you want on your sarmie off a checklist and wait a few minutes - it'll be worth it, promise. Highly customisable - I went for chicken, gherkins, home-made mayo, butter on a lightly toasted ciabatta. It was my best sandwich of the year so far. I have also had one with boerenkaas, olive tapenade and beef pastrami. They are generous with the toppings too. So much better than a lot of the usual spots on Bree.
Linda Scarborough and Tracy Greenwood
This popular Bree Street café and restaurant serves up great quality food – including fresh handmade pasta, which you can see drying in the pasta station. The Green Double Zero is a great choice if you feel like a treat for lunch. Fresh tagliatelle pasta is tossed in a basil-pistachio pesto, with beans, spinach, broccoli and parmesan. It hits all the right notes. The pasta is light and the sauce rich; the veggies providing pops of freshness against the backdrop of creaminess. It’s healthy but decadent. Also on offer are delicious bespoke sandwiches. Choose your own fillings from the extensive list.
The burger is delicious, with crunchy homemade crisps in place of greasy fries, and the hard shell tacos with black bean pureé and spicy chipotle chicken have a cult following. They also do really nice little banana loaves for R15 each, which give one enough fuel to get through a long afternoon at work. Or, if you’re in the mood for something richer, there is a fresh selection of baked goodies daily — from tiny tarts to salted caramel cheesecake and other cakes, depending on what moves the young chefs on any given day.
Barista Atkins makes a mean flat white with Uber beans – which comes served with a delicious little baked crunchie bite.
Service is friendly, but the staff sometimes seems a little harassed when it’s busy. There's also a queue for coffee.
This is a great spot for a working lunch or breakfast. Besuited lawyers mix with media types in a light, unfussy space. The décor is limited to black, white and wood, with flowers on the tables adding a little warmth.
They’re dog-friendly and will supply a water bowl to thirsty pups.
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