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Tashas (Constantia)

Tashas (Constantia)
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  • Location 021 794 5449
  • Phone Number Shop 55, Constantia Village, corner Constantia Main Road & Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia
  • email tashasconstantia@telkomsa.net
  • Website URL http://www.tashascafe.com
  • Opening Hours

    Breakfast: Monday to Sunday 07h00 - 17h00

    Lunch: Monday to Sunday 07h00 - 18h00

    Dinner: Monday to Sunday Monday to Thursday & Sundays 18h00 - 21h00, Friday & Saturday 18h00 - 22h00

Cost
R105 avg main meal
Ambience
Classic elegance, Comfy & casual, Contemporary cool, Family friendly, Hip & happening
Food
Bistro fare, Burgers, Coffee, Health food, International, Light meals, Mediterranean, Modern, Steak
Payment
Amex, Mastercard, Visa
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Critic's review

Sue-Ann Allen

Food
This Constantia branch of tashas offers the classic menu available at all branches, consisting of breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, salads, burgers and more. There are also flatbread sharing options aptly titled ‘me & you’, which really suits an eatery of this nature. The menu, whilst already vast, does not end there, as they have the addition of a separate signature menu that is unique to the branch. This section features dishes such as an innovative quinoa salad and a vegetarian poached egg dish, which are both certainly worth a try. There's also the addition of a banting-friendly breakfast, which has been a huge hit. If it’s your first time at a tashas, the potato rösti topped with crispy bacon, poached egg, roasted vine tomato and Forestiere sauce comes highly recommended. At first, some menu items may seem on the expensive side, but once the generosity of the portion sizes and the quality of the food becomes evident, you’ll realise it is actually good value for money.

Drinks

Although the wine list is not as extensive as one would expect from a restaurant situated in a wine valley, they do offer lots of by-the-glass options and feature most well-known wine varietals.

Service
Considering how busy this establishment can get, the service is always fast and efficient. As no reservations can be made, the downside is that you can sometimes feel rushed to finish your meal in the need for them to turn tables faster. That said, the waiting staff are always friendly, and floor managers are happy to assist should your waiter be tied up with another table.

Ambience
The venue is light, fresh and modern. Decorative lighting adds to the overall café chic appeal, as do the gorgeous cakes and pastries laid out on the work counter. This is a great brunch spot for a catch up with friends.

And…
A unique element of tashas Constantia is the location of a waffle house right next to the main restaurant. There are various ice creams to choose from and what seems like an endless amount of toppings to select to create your perfect waffle and fulfill any childhood waffle fantasies. The addition of retro games on sale adds to this great experience.

(October 2015)

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  • Cathy Marston

    Food 

    The standard tashas menu is supplemented by a range of signature dishes unique to each venue. In Constantia, this means some interesting options such as the Constantia quinoa salad with avo, fennel, pecans and other delights topped with red onion marmalade, or a soft and juicy duck breast served on polenta with a red wine and orange jus. The rest of the vast menu contains familiar café fare of breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, pastas and salads alongside slightly quirkier options such as the Arabian steak quesadilla with rocket, hummus and red onion. The portions are really big, which is just as well because the prices are definitely on the high side. It’s good value when you see how much food you get on the plate, but smaller portions at cheaper prices would negate the need for a doggy bag on every table. The small waffle house alongside the main restaurant serves different sweet options for desserts.

    Drinks
    The wine list is short and fairly pricey, but all the wines are offered by glass as well as bottle. It concentrates on popular grape varieties (no chenin blanc) and there are a few mentions of Constantia farms, but not as many as you might expect. However, their range of sparkling wines and champagnes isn’t bad and features plenty of per-glass options, including imported Prosecco. Prices start at R84 a bottle for the still wines.

    Service
    Busy staff bustle around the place and catching the one you need can occasionally be tricky, but watchful floor managers fill the gaps and other staff are always happy to help your waiter out if needs be. Fast, efficient and friendly – pretty much in that order.

    Ambience  
    The venue is light, airy and modern with touches of prettiness all over the place and lots of outside tables. The cake stands and counter are lovely and the banquette seating provides a comfy place in which to sit and enjoy something decadently sweet and moreish. Booking for a café might seem ridiculous, but if you want a table for Sunday breakfast, best you give them a call first.

    And...
    This is a good, reliable franchise and a lovely place for ladies who lunch – as long as they’re ladies with big appetites.

    (July 2014)

     

  • The tashas menu of gourmet sandwiches, pastas, salads, steaks, lamb cutlets, lemon chicken and fish and chips is complemented by unique dishes like their smoked salmon platter with avo, capers and asparagus. French-inspired interiors are lovely and airy, but a table outside on a summer’s day is the place to be. (EO mag 2014)
  • Food
    Tashas has become a buzzword in Cape Town and is a popular hangout for the yummy mummies of the southern suburbs as well as avant garde entrepreneurs meeting over imported iced teas and signature dishes. Ingredients are always fresh and locally sourced, taking great care to create innovative dishes that taste as good as they look. Breakfast is a culinary delight from the classic to exotic dishes such as paizan, bacon rösti and ‘pimp my toast’ will have you ordering seconds. The lunch brigade is tempted by an array of salads, sandwiches, pastas and easy-eating dishes such as the salmon tartare, lamb cutlets, and the pricier steak tagliata and fresh salmon on lentils. Granitas are a specialty not to be missed.

    Wine
    A limited but well thought-out wine list offering sparkling wine, red and white wines, as well as a range of artisan beers and imported ales.

    Service
    The service can be a bit slow if the restaurant is at capacity; catching a waiter’s eye is a masterful skill. However, kitchen service is quick and food is delivered with aplomb.

    Ambience
    The boutique café experience has been mastered on various levels, from the stylish décor down to the colours, making this the place to be seen. Rain or shines, tashas exudes an eclectic buzz of weathered charm and comfort.

    And...
    Plan for an early start if you want to grab breakfast or be prepared to wait for a lunch table, especially on the weekends. (PU, October 2012)

User reviews

  • We had lunch at Tasha's on Sunday 9th July 2016. On phoning I was told we could not book, but on arrival we found a lovely table outside in the warm sun. Our waiter was excellent (sorry no name!). I ordered a Chicken salad with baby spinach, boiled eggs, courgette linguini, and tomatoe with tiny very tasty bits of fried pancetta which was delicious ( I had asked for no lettuce) and my partner ordered steak, which was cooked to perfection, delicious thin-strip chips, a mushroom sauce and side salad garnish. We shared the most yummy strawberry ice cream. Good fragrant cappuccino & Coke Light were our drinks of choice. When we became rather too hot in the sun, the waiter made an effort to move the umbrella. We will visit again.
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  • Called ahead to notify staff that we had 20 people coming for lunch at 2pm today, Thursday 17th Dec.2015 - on arrival at 2pm I was told we would have everyone seated by 2.15pm - by 2.45pm no one had been seated even though there were tables available that would have to be pushed together! Shocking administrative customer service & to top it all, we weren't even given an apology for the terrible service - the food came in dribs & drabs - this restaurant obviously doesn't need the business! Last time I set foot in the place!
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  • Tashas has some of the most creative and delicious breakfast options that I have seen on a menu. This is the stand out breakfast destination in Constantia. Even the fruit that they use on the Fruit, Yoghurt & Muesli dish is amazing - mango, fresh berries and Pomegranate pips.
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  • Tashas has quickly become one of my favorite restaurants. The food is top notch and the service is wonderful. You receive the warmest greeting on entering the restaurant and then service seems to improve from there. I cant even choose one dish as my favorite, but a few of my favorites are the Lemon Chicken with Basmati Rice, The Spagetti Bolognaise (with as much parmesan cheese as I would like, as they leave the fresh parmesan in a grater on the table), the Hake Fillet with chips and peas and the Cous-cous and parmesan crusted chicken. I'm sure that I would enjoy all the other dishes as well. I look forward to the weekends just to visit Tashas in Constantia. WELL DONE TASHAS!
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  • I LOVE it, as a vegetarian, their salads are divine and portions are beyond generous! Tashas Constantia has become my favorite place to go to. Thank you!!!
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Facilities

  • Accepts credit cards
  • Beer served
  • Breakfast
  • Child friendly
  • Cocktails
  • Dinner
  • Dog-friendly
  • Food
  • Licensed
  • Lunch
  • Parking
  • Serves food
  • Takeaways
  • Vegetarian
  • Wheelchair

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