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Tashas (Brooklyn)

Tashas (Brooklyn)
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Cost
R110
Ambience
Kids, Local cuisine, Quick meals, Special occasions
Food
Bakery fare, Modern
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
Corkage
R60

Critic's review

Geraldine Fröhling

Food
Tashas Brooklyn is still the go-to place for Pretoria’s hip and trendy. Regulars love the upmarket, coffee shop vibe which caters to the health fanatics, shopping/soccer moms, Sunday brunch-loving families and those who appreciate wine glasses as big as bowls! Tashas branches have two menus – a Classic menu available at all branches and a second menu unique to each particular branch.
Most popular on their Classic menu are their breakfast items, including the traditional Classic and Mini options, various omelettes and scrambled eggs, Creamed avo on toast (creamed almond & avo, fennel, labneh, chives, parsley, spiced pistachio, cucumber and gluten-free sourdough) and my personal favourite, the indulgent Classic French toast (brioche French toast, berries, cinnamon sugar and maple flavoured syrup).
Their salads are also memorable, from a quinoa beetroot salad, to a Middle Eastern-flavoured haloumi salad and a crunchy chicken salad with corn, beans, almonds and yoghurt.
Other healthy options include whole wheat chicken wraps, chicken brown rice salad and lettuce cup burgers.
For their mains, they offer a variety of seafood dishes, steaks, chicken, soup and pasta dishes. Try their Tashas-style prego roll, which my friend declared was the best prego roll she’d ever eaten, and the delicious Savvas chicken pasta, with its grilled chicken strips, mushrooms, garlic and cream.
Tashas is also known for its baked goodies and sweet stuff, so make sure to try the memorable chocolate cake slice served with hazelnuts, ice cream and drenched in chocolate sauce.
However, as much as their food is generally of a very high standard, they could pay more attention to consistency and quality control, with the same dishes often varying each time they’re served and dishes coming out both cold and hot at the same time – a basic of getting timing right.

Drinks
There’s something for everyone – from a wide range of wines (including Moët & Chandon Impérial at R1050 a bottle) to various spirits, cocktails, beers, ciders, granitas and smoothies.

Service
Apart from providing eye-candy, the well-built male waiters are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable and food generally is served relatively quickly.

Ambience
Each branch has its own unique look – Brooklyn’s is white, clean, minimalist, but at the same time cosy. There are white ceramic kitchen utensils hanging from the ceilings and canvas drapes in an adjoining section – all part of its “Dutch Huguenot” theme. It’s open-plan, tables are close together and décor is stylishly done, with a buzz no matter what time of day or night. It’s a tried-and-tested favourite where you’ve come to expect fresh, quality food with a difference.

Best for...
Fresh, quality food.

(2018)

 

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  • Geraldine Fröhling

    Food
    This is still the go-to place for Pretoria's hip and trendy. The Tashas branches around SA have two menus - a classic menu available at all branches and a second option unique to each particular spot. Most popular on the classic menu are the breakfast items such as creamed almond and avo, fennel, labneh, chives and spiced pistachio on gluten-free sourdough, and indulgent brioche french toast with berries. The salads are also memorable, with elements varying from quinoa and beetroot to Middle-Eastern halloumi. Try the prego roll or delicious savva pasta with grilled chicken strips, mushrooms, garlic and cream. This chain of eateries is also known for baked goodies - the chocolate with hazelnuts, ice cream and chocolate sauce is suitably memorable.

    Drinks
    A wide range of wines - as well as cocktails, beers, ciders, granitas and smoothies - is on offer.

    Service
    Apart from providing eye-candy, the well-built male waiters are attentive, friendly and knowledgeable and food generally is served relatively quickly.

    Ambiance
    Each branch has its own unique look – Brooklyn’s is white, clean, minimalist, but at the same time cosy. There are white ceramic kitchen utensils hanging from the ceilings and canvas drapes in an adjoining section – all part of its 'Dutch Huguenot' theme. It’s open-plan, tables are close together and décor is stylishly done, with a buzz no matter what time of day or night.

    (2018)

     

    Eat Out critics dine anonymously and pay for their meals in full. Read our editorial policy here.

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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Wheelchair

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