I had read about a gorgeous place for breakfast and coffee in Muizenberg so we set aside an hour or two on Saturday morning only to find it only opened at 10am and with it being 9.10am we were forced to abandon that place and opted instead for Knead. What a bonus that was! I knew Knead made good breads and I was aware of the fact that one could get a pizza there but I was not aware of just how lovely it was!
The Knead in Muizenberg is slap bang next door to the Empire Building and looks out over the beach. The Cape Town weather this weekend was nothing short of inclement so although there are a number of tables outside, and for wintery days, protected by plastic awnings, we opted to grab a seat at one of the ‘bar’ tables so we could still enjoy a view of the sea.
The inside of the building is very art deco – the pillars are covered in mirrored mosaics, the floor is brown and white chequered tiles and the walls are a beautiful pistachio green. It was all very pleasing on the eye and more importantly, it was warm inside!
Although we arrived early a number of tables had been taken and it got progressively busier as the morning wore on.
The food is delicious. I chose baked beans on toast, just for a change, and it was great. Not the conventional beans on toast, these were kidney and baked beans in a tomato sauce served with roasted tomato and red onion on a thick slice of sour dough bread. Pure perfection! My husband had scrambled eggs on rye bread with bacon, roasted tomatoes’ and mushrooms.
Other items on the menu are open sandwiches, bread boards, pizzas and then one has the option to choose freshly baked croissants and other pastries. The ideal accompaniment for a coffee!
Knead has my vote – I can’t wait to go back on a summers day!
Contact & Address:
Knead Bakery, Surfers Corner, (Corner of Clarendon and Beach Roads), Muizenberg, Cape Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 788-2909