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La Terrasse Rooftop Café & Deli

6 Reviews
African, Bakery fare, Coffee, Light meals, Moroccan, Tapas, Vegetarian
Phone Number 0123465713 Opening Hours

Monday to Saturday 9am to 5pm; Sunday closed

Menu

Menu - La Terasse Rooftop Menu - Updated September 2019

Details

Cost
R125 avg main meal
Food
African, Bakery fare, Coffee, Light meals, Moroccan, Tapas, Vegetarian
Corkage
No BYO
Cost
R125 avg main meal
Ambience
Groups
Payment
Mastercard, Snapscan, Visa
Facilities
Accepts credit cards, Accommodation, Beer served, Booking required, Breakfast, Child friendly, Cocktails, Food, Functions, Licensed, Lunch, Parking, Serves food, Takeaways, Vegetarian, WiFi

Location and contact

435 Atterbury Road, Menlo Park, Pretoria East

Critic's review

  • Ambience
  • Service
  • Food

Khanya Mzongwana

Food
The menu is a huge hit of bright colour, robust spice and soft perfume from breakfast right through to heftier lunch dishes. Right from the start, the Kefta Tagine makes for a scrumptious introduction into an authentically Moroccan breakfast menu. This tasty breakfast is La Terrasse’s answer to regular shakshuka (an egg poached in chermoula laced tomato relish) with the addition of their delicious spicy Moroccan spiced beef meatballs and a grilled pita.

If you’re looking for something lighter, the Sunrise Croissant is simply a fresh croissant stuffed with saffron-infused fluffy scrambled eggs . Yum. Their bakery does an amazing job recreating traditional Moroccan teatime dainties, the chocolate sesame cones and briouats are moreish with a cup of floral or herbal tea.

Snack plates include delicious carrot and garlic dip with roasted cumin seeds; keftas roasted in chermoula, babaghanoush and a range of other savoury, spicy preparations like the mini lamb kebabs. you’ll probably end up in a serious fight over, or their traditional crisp falafel.

The vegetarians have some great options on this menu, with the Arabic salad being a light but sturdy choice for lunch with falafel balls, halloumi, green olives, chickpeas, hummus and garden greens. Ask your waiter to swop out the meatballs for falafel balls in the famous Moroccan “handburger” which is a flatbread filled with crunchy cumin crisps and fresh greens. The beetroot and pomegranate soup (served hot or cold) is delicious, sweet and earthy served either way and is beautifully presented with a dollop of thick yoghurt and chopped, raw walnuts.

A popular choice among the meat lovers is the oxtail tangia, cooked slowly in a clay tagine overnight and served with jeweled couscous, second only to the famous lamb tagine with dates and honey; picture the slowest lamb stew ever cooked, now picture it with toasted cumin, garlic, soft, sweet Medjool dates and raw honey. Incredible. Stay for dessert; the team at La Terrasse bake all their cakes and biscuits freshly and on site.

The coconut syrup cake is sticky decadence on a plate served with a dollop of plain yoghurt to offset all that sweetness. Meals here taste so much better shared.

Drinks
La Terrasse could never be accused of doing anything ordinary, and it shows in their flamboyant selection of juices, homemade floral cordials and herbal teas. The Moroccan infused cordials come in nine exotic flavours, with ginger and chilli being a good one to look out for in the colder months. The Moroccan Magic Juice is a super invigorating blend of pomegranate, apple and pear juice diluted with sparkling water. The coffee is the restaurant’s own personal blend of beans and is fantastic in the indulgent cardamom milk coffee, essentially a cardamom infused latte. Who wouldn’t want that? La Terrasse has a wine list which is presented on request.

Service
Personalised, friendly service with great attention to detail.

Ambience
La Terrasse is a bright venue with loads of natural light pouring in and an abundance of fresh flowers, fruit and patterned fabrics and tiles surround guests. It luxuriously look on at its own gorgeous courtyard with tranquil sounds of gentle fountains afloat with flower petals and colourful cushions languishing about. There’s no doubt that this place is a tonic in itself.
The rooftop is an ideal venue for all sorts of exciting occasions; La Terrasse forms part of Moroccan House, an interior décor and accessory boutique with all sorts of lovely things straight from Morocco. The venue is also a guesthouse with beautifully decorated luxury rooms. Parking is freely available.

Best for...

A North African Feast.

(2018)

 

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User reviews

6 Reviews
    Amazing atmosphere and service. The food hits you with great rays of color, aroma and taste. The perfect place for a date or group meals with a wide ethnic menu. Would definitely go there again!
    This is a hidden gem (in Pretoria of all places !) A WORLD BEYOND YOUR DREAMS
    Amazing, feels as if you are sitting in the middle of Marrakech!
    Have you ever had the need to escape from this rushed world? La Terrasse Rooftop café at Moroccan House is where I find my sanity. The relaxed atmosphere, fresh flowers and exquisite food, and friendly staff makes this my most beloved spot in Pretoria.
    I need more than 5 stars to show how thrilled I am with this charming Café with such exotic food and where the use of spices s subtle and not overpowering. On top of that every dish that arrives is a painting! Just give La Terrasse the top African Eatery award! They are the best!

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