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The menu is impressively long making it essential to visit more than once. Breakfast favourites like generous Eggs Benedict are on the menu, tweaked with smoked trout instead of bacon if you so choose, alongside other gems like bacon dippers (bacon baked into a flapjack served with figs and brie. Betty’s Rainbow Breakfasts are the headline act and come in Red, Yellow, Green and Brown. Large, deep bowls are loaded with fresh, vibrant vegetables and poached eggs: green sprouting broccoli, French beans, courgettes, avocado, toasted almond slivers and basil pesto, leaving no emerald-coloured stone unturned in the Green breakfast. Eat your way through the rainbow.
Good old pancakes with a twist, like pancakes served with caramelised apple crumble, or peppermint crisp will tempt you away from the familiar breakfast choices. Savoury pancakes with salmon trout, pea cream cheese and pickled onion balance saltiness, creaminess and acid in a visual and taste symphony.
Toasted sandwiches, stuffed burgers, courgetti spaghetti vegetarian dishes, fish, steak and huge bowls of Betty’s Rainbow Salads burst with fresh produce, colours and flavours. Every dish is so large and welcoming that it feels as if the kitchen has added extra-special titbits and a smile to every single plate.
Gluten-free and banting options (even on the pancakes) will keep even the most tricky diner happy.
The pancakes on the dessert menu are sinfully adventurous and range from tart and buttery lemon meringue filling to peanut butter mousse with bananas and vanilla ice-cream. Go on, break the rules and order from the dessert menu at breakfast time!
Barista coffees, fresh garden teas, rainbow juices, shakes and iced coffees leave nothing to be desired. The Beetiful Red Juice of beetroot, carrot, orange and mint is a treat for both the eyes and the taste buds, served in an enormous Consol jar!
The wine list is locally sourced from the Hemel-en-Aarde Valley. Betty’s Rainbow Cocktails are made with a thrilling selection of local craft gins and local craft beers round off a hearty menu of home brews.
The prices are good on both the food and drinks, so go for breakfast and stay for lunch.
The staff are warm, friendly and knowledgeable as they move around the crowded café, effortlessly handling the customers who stream in and out.
The bright, street front bistro is open plan with the barista coffee station as the focal point. Modern humorous art with canary yellow highlights, exposed blonde wood seating mixed with various modern white chairs and beautiful lights creates a comfortable, modern setting. The open-plan layout makes Betty Blue a bit noisy, perfect for friends who want to catch up.
Weekend brunches for the whole family, and weekday impromptu breakfasts and lunches with friends.
(14 October 2019)
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