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Between Us

3 Reviews
Coffee, Light meals
Phone Number 0218238695 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm; Thursday and Friday 8am to 11pm; Sunday Closed

Menu

Menu - Breakfast Menu - Updated May 2019 Lunch Menu   - Updated May 2019

Details

Cost
R160 avg main meal
Food
Coffee, Light meals
Corkage
R95
Cost
R160 avg main meal
Ambience
Coffee, Groups
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Food, Lunch, Serves food

Location and contact

176 Bree Street, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Zola Nene

Food
The breakfast menu is divided into four sections. It starts with ‘Grains’, which is a selection of cereal, pancakes and porridges. I highly recommend trying the honeycomb, cashew butter and fruit compote combo – the oats are deliciously creamy, with a sweet citrus bite from its topping of candied orange peel. The egg section comprises scrambles and cooked full breakfasts, one of which is the delicious frittata crammed full of greens, served with in-house hot-smoked trout and a herby side salad. If you love mushrooms, try the double mushroom butter scramble made with sautéed mushrooms and plenty of buttery goodness.

The ploughman’s cheese, fruit and charcuterie boards are perfect for sharing if you’re in the mood for a continental-style breakfast. The breakfast menu ends with a sweet selection of scones and the signature rum banana bread that comes served with brown butter.

If you’re in the mood for a salad for lunch, try the Niçoise, smoked trout or burrata and braised leek versions. For something a little more substantial, try the oxtail ragu pasta or the cavolo Nero black rice topped with a poached egg. For meat lovers, there is Chalmar beef fillet or chargrilled chicken to choose from.

Finish lunch off on a sweet note with either a helping of gelato or a slice of baked cheesecake.

Drinks
A selection of single-roast coffees is available on the menu, as well as a selection of single-estate teas and fresh citrus juices. There’s an interesting section named ‘Shrubs and Sodas’, which features drinks akin to fruit cordials. Try the apricot and sumac, which is delightfully sweet and tart at the same time. It’s very refreshing. They also offer chai and hot chocolate made from homemade cashew nut milk.

Service
Service is attentive and speedy. The kitchen is quick to prepare food orders. The owners are also on the floor servicing tables and chatting to customers.

Ambience
The space is large and filled with chunky wooden tables. Dotted across the restaurant are beautiful floral arrangements. The large bar is decorated with thin gold vases with blooms arranged in them. On the quiet morning I’m there, the open-plan kitchen is neat and surprisingly calm. There’s an outside seating area with views of Bree Street, as well as a small courtyard seating area.

(June 2018)

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User reviews

3 Reviews
    Best brekkie in Cape Town
    Disinterested service (you'd expect someone to actually acknowledge your presence, bring you a menu, take your order without you having to ask for it! I stood around like a complete idiot while the manager was busy cuddling her boyfriend and the waiter was ignoring me like a taxi ignores a red light), an inedible frittata, average and tasteless eggs. No - there are many better options in Bree Street. The only thing they have going for them is a good looking interior and a barista that knows how to make a decent cup of coffee.

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