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Knead (Palmyra Junction)

6 Reviews
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Deli fare
Phone Number 0216710802 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 7am to 9pm; Sunday 7am to 3pm

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Menu

Menu - Knead Drinks Menu - Updated May 2018 Knead  Food Menu - Updated May 2018

Details

Cost
R60 avg main meal
Food
Bakery fare, Bistro fare, Deli fare
Corkage
R25
Cost
R60 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups, Quick meals
Payment
Mastercard, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Alfresco, Breakfast, Child friendly, Food, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Wheelchair

Location and contact

17, Palmyra Junction 9 Palmyra Road Claremont, Cape Town

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Amy Ebedes

Food
The queue of helmet-clad food delivery men immediately give a clue as to what food to expect for dinner: hearty comfort food based largely around carbs.

Knead has an extensive menu, offering everything from the likes of breakfast (omelettes, muesli bowls and eggs Benedict) and brunch (try the all-day breakfast pizza or mushrooms on toast), to light meals, burgers, pizzas and tacos. The pizzas are made on Italian pizza bases so don’t expect a round, perfect pizza. Rather, expect a free-form crisp base (so crispy!) with great flavours and fresh ingredients. The bacon, avo and tomato pizza in particular knocks it out of the park.

Look out for their weeknight specials: these include early-bird breakfasts (get a breakfast roll and coffee combo for R40 before 8am on weekdays); Taco Tuesday (all tacos R45), Burger Wednesday (all burgers R60) and Pizza Friday (all pizza R60).

Gluten-free and low-carb options are available for bread and pizza bases. Their gluten-free pizza bases are strong contenders for the best gluten-free pizza bases in town.

Drinks
A comprehensive menu of the usual suspects. Expect craft beers, craft ciders and wines. A few flavoured teas grace the menu (including hot cross bun chai), as well as super lattes, milkshakes and ice frappes. Soya and unsweetened nut milk are also available at an extra cost.

Service
Despite a somewhat empty restaurant, service is on the slow side. The kitchen appears to be rushing to get food delivery orders out, and the seated patrons are left to their own devices.

Ambience
With industrial whisks as lamp shades, an open kitchen and a counter full of baked goods, the space lends itself to being enjoyed in sunshine or the early evening. Rather than settling in for an evening, go early (or for brunch) and people-watch in the outside courtyard.

Best for...
Post-exercise brunch or early dinner with the family. Also a good option for takeaways.

(August 2018)

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    I live right around the corner from Knead, I walk to Woolworths there all the time. My issue here is that the distance is the only convenience. Knead Claremont is terrible. The attitude I got from the waitress was terrible. Very condescending, when I asked the manager why I received such service he said it wasn’t his problem, that the waitress was well liked by the other staff members. Staff members, excuse me, what does her being “cool” with the stafff emmènera have to do with me? A customer? Food was also very cold and I got mayonnaise instead of salad dressing. Disaster.
    TWICE now, this place has tried to close 90 minutes early. I live in Mowbray and we'll drive all the way to this Knead because it's supposed to be open late. Their stated hours, in writing, are until 10pm. Then they refuse to seat us at 830pm. TWICE. The first time, I argued with the manager and he claimed he only said they were closed because they had run out of mince. The second time tonight, we were so pissed off we just left. At 830pm, all the tables are turned over and they're washing the floors. If they don't want our business, we can go elsewhere.
    We placed and order and after 45 minutes the order was stlll not done. Guys ordered burgers 10 minutes aftwr us and their order was plated and ready. Not my problem if they expanded by taking the business over next door as well. 4 weeks ago I had the same service where we waited an hour. I will not set foot in Palmyra Knead again will rather go to Sea Point or Kenilworth
    I really love the food at Knead - really great value for good quality grub. The meatballs are my favourite, but tried a new burger this time, and it was really amazing.

    On a day with temperatures of 22 degrees in the enclosed outside area the manager decided to light a heater for a table who looked as if they had arrived from the beach. No other diners were asked if they minded. Three other tables had to change seats to avoid the blazing heat and when I complained the manager moved the heater, but even closer to my companion.

    We left without finishing our coffee and the manager seemed completely disinterested. I love Knead, but will reconsider going there again.

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