A Whippet morning begins with a selection of reasonably priced breakfasts that include a French omelette, a mango berry smoothie bowl, a pork belly bao Benedict and their signature Linden Breakfast sandwich.
Lunch is served from noon. An adventurous gourmand might select thyme-roasted bone marrow or even citrus-marinated haloumi. We chose to feast on a Linden Burger and a Churrasco chicken burger. While the meat might be the heart of the burger, the soft, sweet roll is its soul. The decently sized churrasco chicken burger is packed with flavour because it’s filled with mint leaves, red onion, mango aïoli and other ingredients. Zucchini fries, sweet potato fries, skinny fires or a herb garden salad are fine accompaniments to a main meal.
For dessert, a selection of cakes and pastries are available to tempt you. Choose from a range of treats that includes large cookies, croissants or a chocolate and salted caramel cake.
The beverage selection almost over-delivers. Coffees and flavoured lattes are available, while novelty hot drinks such as a dragon chai – red espresso and chai – are also on the menu. Boutique teas like mint and rosemary are served, but one of their star drinks is a classic coffee cube. Sweetened, flavoured espresso cubes are served in a tall glass, alongside a pitcher of hot milk.
Sadly, the service is as relaxed as the pot plants. As first-time visitors, we had to find our own menu and select our own table. The service is friendly but lacks warmth.
The décor is black and white, with a touch of green. The patrons are as chic as their surroundings as they brandish laptops and hold meetings. The curbside tables offer a street view, while a small enclave that’s half indoors and half outdoors is a true gem. Plants run along the fence in this enclave, offering privacy from the street and shelter from the sun.
A stylish and excellent café latte in a contemporary environment.
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