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Tashas (Constantia)

Tashas (Constantia)
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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
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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.

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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)
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    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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  • What a disappointing time we had at Tashas. The place looked nice and inviting, so we opted for them instead of another familiar restaurant around the corner. The service wasn't too bad so we thought we'd stay for food as well as the coffee we initially wanted. Ordered the Rodeo drive sandwhich, priced at R82. What I got was 2 open slices of brown bread, a bit of chicken on each slice, a crazy amount of avo, and bacon strips, which if it wasn't for its colour against the avo, I wouldn't have noticed it was there.... R82 ! madness, I'll never go there again...first time became my last time.
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  • My husband and I have become accustom to the likes of Spur.
    Why? This was the restaurant we preferred due to the Kiddies play area. When we are at Spur we can enjoy good conversation while our daughter had the time of her life.
    Yesterday, we decided to break this monotonous pattern. We searched on Four-square and found nearby eateries and drove to Tashas at Constantia Village.

    Tashas has a great ambiance, very upmarket and definitely a notch up from Spur.
    We were greeted by smiles from every corner and easily seated to our comfort.Our daughter had a special introduction by management who made her feel like a rock star.

    This restaurant vibe leaves you feeling laid back whilst you sip on a good cappuccino.
    The menu has a great assortment for breakfast which leaves you confused, as everything just smells so delicious.
    I opted for the Livers on Toast. This left a wow in my mouth, bursting with an explosion of flavors.
    Their portions are enormous which certainly fills the gap, but too huge to for a little girl. I would propose, as there were many kids at the venue- a kiddies menu should be considered.
    Nonetheless, our meals were divine.
    Tashas is a pet friendly restaurant, so don't be too surprised if you find dogs coming to lick your toes.
    This kept our daughter very entertained.

    I could sit there for hours and just bask in the sun and taste the variety of refreshing drinks.
    Would I go ahead; yes :)
    It was a great experience!
    Here is a farewell to Spur for now!
    Love
    Nachi x
    www.nachi.co.za
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  • I live in strand and drive all the way to Constantia Village every so often to eat at Tasha's. Food is amazing and I love the vibey atmosphere. My favourite is the quinoa salad. Absolutely tasty, quality food. Well done
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  • I've been to this Tasha's twice and both experiences have been great. The service was good and the waiters are friendly. The food was worth the price. My family and I tasted from one another. The beef burgers are fantastic and perfect for sharing. The savva chicken pasta is very creamy and delicious. They have the best mango granita as well. The venue alone is great just to have coffee.
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  • I have always loved the great salads at Tasha's - so it was a shocker to hear screaming and shouting coming from the kitchen. Only to discover it was Tasha herself who was abusing the staff. How unprofessional.

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  • Excellent restaurant, the food was good and the service was prompt.

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  • Tasha's has it all! Generous menu. Good, yummy, healthy food. Generous portions (like that!). Huge wine glasses. Fantastic fresh juices. And the best coffee in town. Service is super friendly. And yes, can be a waiting time - because so many of us want to eat here... I gladly drive from Camps Bay to have lunch here.

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  • This branch of Tashas is slick, trendy and popular with the locals (20-minute waiting time for a breakfast table). Food and coffee is consistent and nicely presented. The atmosphere is slightly stressful, however, and the acoustics inside make conversation with the person sitting opposite/next to you quite difficult on a weekend morning. Perhaps it would be nice to see a more seasonal twist/influence to the menu, as the menu remains largely unchanged in the time that the Constantia store has been open.

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  • Fillet with pepper sauce and onion rings is divine, as is chicken schnitzel sarmie with fresh salsa on toasted rye. Love the service as Cape service generally poor. Lovely coffee too.

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  • Absolutely LOVE Tashas in Constantia, their Rostis with Smoked Salmon is divine. Love the decor and great service.

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  • Yes! Love this place - exactly what Cape Town needs. Hope it will be one in town soon. But we gladly drive from the Seabord to Constantia village for a good lunch. Menu is fantastic - long and lots of choices. Something for everyone, really. Eggs Napolitano is fantastic. Salads are great - one is especially delicious with chickpeas, cranberries, all sorts of seeds, optional with chicken - yum. Chicken salad, haloumi salad, smoked salmon salad.. Haven't tried the pastas, but they sure look good. Burgers are genereous and tasty. And not to mention the fantastic cakes. The carrot cake is divine, and the muffins huge and beautiful. Coffee top notch. And if you order a glass of wine, you do get a more than generous serving. Like.

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  • Wanted to book sunday lunch for my boss - was told first come first serve - was not able to book. Guy on phone was short, abrupt and rude.

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  • I will drive from Mouille Point to Constantia every week-end to eat at Tahsas. Decor and ambience fantastic and every meal that comes out of the kitchen looks delicious. Best Americano ever! I love Tashas.

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  • Their attitude towards their customers stink! Will never return or recommend them.
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  • I had a lovely breakfast at Tashas this morning, was delighted that it was open and bustling at 7am when I arrived. Great flat whites, fresh croissants, perfect service and spotless interiors. Totally going back there as soon as I can.
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  • Walked in on a whim, had the most fabulous lunch, so did my companion. Good ingredients, fabulous presentation; excellent. Wish they were open in the evening.
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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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