This very popular breakfast place is the home of some of the best breads and pastries you will eat in many a year. The pasteis de nata are superbly serious and intensely sweet and rich—as they should be-- but don't start there. Start with some excellent coffee-intense and packed with flavour. Go on to something like a large flaky croissant filled with creamy scrambled eggs and bacon, something which in Paris would be considered sacrilege but here in Somerset West is “heaven.” The smoked trout with spring onion and scrambled eggs on a mosbolletjie, light as a feather, makes things a lot more local or switch the whole thing around and have the same thing on crisp sour dough bread. Make sure you ask for the slow roast tomato confit to zoom it all up. Soft mielie pap with burnt honey butter is a favourite. Lunch will see the arrival of some delicious soups like spilt pea or roasted tomato but breakfast is numero uno.
There is no alcohol at the moment and also no BYO but the fruit juices are brilliant with orange, pineapple and ginger taking pride of place.
Friendly and laid back—no rushing.
The place is tiny—7 tiny tables inside and similar outside. The freshly baked breads on the wall over the serving area are enough to drive you wild with desire if you are craving carbs at their best.
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