Laughter, it is said, is the best medicine for the soul. Afro-boer seems to have taken that saying to heart. From the quirky menu listings to the funny yet informative signs and notices all around, the owners have done an excellent job of infusing good-natured humour in everything about this establishment.
There’s a selection of baked and café goods available that’s excellent for breakfast or brunch – from soups (cauliflower, sweet potato and coconut, lamb shank) and salads (greens, roast duck breast, quinoa, smoked trout, leafy lamb, among others) to sandwiches and burgers. There are also well-crafted local dishes and a choice selection of tasty desserts.
The smoked chicken panini is designed to delightfully surprise your taste buds. The guava relish and rocket leaf mix is reminiscent of tropical tastes and delights, with a unique blend of sweetness, and remarkably enjoyable. The trimmed rib-eye on the bone is grilled to perfection. The Asian-style pork belly curry is another winner, with its zingy ginger and tamarind flavour. Presented with a surrounding stack of vegetables – including peas, baby corn and rocket – the blend of flavours and textures all make for a culinary delight.
Vegan and banting dishes are also available on the menu, as well as meals specifically designed for children.
There’s a selection of freshly made cakes on offer, with a different flavour as the cake of the day, every day. The chocolate cake is too decadent to pass up.
As befits an establishment that only serves breakfasts and lunches, the alcohol options are limited. Nonetheless, there’s a fine but small selection of wines, bubbly and craft beers available. The gin and tonic is especially pleasing to the palate, with a nice blend of infusions and the refreshing zing of cucumber. A variety of teas and coffees is also available, as well as drinks for kids.
The staff are very friendly and welcoming, in addition to being quite knowledgeable about the menu. The service borders on pampering.
With a beautiful garden and well laid-out lawn as the main eating areas, this establishment is in love with summer, with décor to match. For days of inclement weather, or diners who want a cosier and intimate experience, there are well-designed and decorated indoor sitting areas to cater for that as well.
This is the perfect restaurant for breakfast and lunch, be it alone, with a loved one, a group of friends, or with the entire family.
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