I often drive past this little place on Third Avenue in Harfield Village but I haven’t yet had the chance to go in and experience it. There are always lots of cars parked outside and on a Saturday morning it looks filled to bursting with people, which is always a good sign.
Last Sunday I met up with two old friends from varsity days, we had all decided that it had been to long and we needed a good old catch up of the L.G’s. So off to Cafeen it was. Thank goodness Tash had the forethought to book a table because when I walked in there was only one table open – the one we had booked.
I was slightly early and had a few minutes to take in the charm of the coffee shop. In every corner and on the walls there are a number of things to look at and purchase, lovely crockery, a variety of old signs and a shelves full of delicious sounding and looking preserves.
While waiting I ordered a chococino (R20) and was more than pleasantly surprised when it was served with a flake on the side. Probably not the best thing to eat first thing in the morning – but you only live once. The chococino was dark, rich and very delicious.
My friends arrived and after a lot of chit chat, cappuccinos and chai lattes we were ready to order. Just a note for chai latte fans, apparently Cafeen makes one of the best chai lattes in town. The menu is simple but covers everything that you would want in a breakfast, from bacon and brie croissants, to scrambled eggs and omelettes.
I decided on the French toast which is served with bacon, caramelised banana and lemon curd. I opted to have mine without the banana as I’m not a fan of warm banana. When the plates arrived I wasn’t sure I would be able to get through it all as there were two huge pieces of French toast piled high with bacon. On the side was not only lemon curd, but syrup and cinnamon sugar. All I can say is delicious! Lemon curd is now a definite favourite of mine with French toast, tart and sweet at the same time. This is something I will be going back for and can highly recommend if you are in the mood for a delicious breakfast. And for only R37 you really won’t find a better breakfast deal elsewhere.
If you’re in town and need to stay the night to make sure you can have another breakfast at Cafeen the next morning then you can book yourself into Parks Edge which is just next door to Cafeen.
Contact & Address:
To make your booking telephone +27 (0)21 674-6209
You’ll find the coffee shop on the corner of Hampstead and Third Avenue, Harfield Village.