Something I haven’t done for quite a long time is have brunch with my girl friends and yesterday we decided it was about time to get together for a good old skinner and a delicious food. The venue was Liquorice and Lime on the top end of Kloof Street in Cape Town.
It is quite easy to miss so keep your eyes open and you’ll see it on your right hand side as you head towards the mountain. This is an absolutely fabulous find and I absolutely loved the retro wall paper and magnificent view of Table Mountain. We arrived at 11h00 and were lucky to grab the last table as the restaurant was already buzzing with young families, people working on laptops or reading the paper.
The staff were relaxed and friendly and after the first round of Chai Latte’s, coffee and Horlicks were placed we settled down to catch up on the week and weekends events. I ordered Horlicks, something I haven’t had in absolute ages, and was absolutely moreish, milky, hot and delicious. The other beverages were also enjoyed and I was told the Chai Latte was really good.
The menu looked absolutely appetising and although it is not very big there is sufficient choice to satisfy every palate. I was in the mood for something cheesy so I decided to order from the lighter meals menu and chose a bacon, feta, avo and mozzarella tramezeni. Although I was almost swayed by some of the decadent sounding breakfast choices.
How great does the Order Envy breakfast sound – just the name makes my mouth water. French toasted, fried banana, syrup and pepperdews make up this breakfast. Both of my friends who ordered this cleaned their plates in a matter of minutes. Another heavenly choice would be the Indulgence breakfast with flapjacks, mascarpone, strawberries and syrup. There are also conventional breakfast options with muesli and yoghurt, eggs Benedict and omelettes.
When our food arrived we all had to sit and absorb the magnificence of it, this really was “sexy food”. This wasn’t just a slapdash approach to food, you could see the care and thought that went into putting together these dishes. My tramezini was enormous and was served with a large side salad with packed with feta and olives. The bacon, mushroom and Swiss cheese omelette was served with hash browns. All of the portions were very generous, however everyone found space to eat every last bite.
We sat and chatted for hours and the restaurant was very happy to let us sit and enjoy one another’s company while ordering our umpteenth coffee. While there I also eyed what some of the other patrons had ordered and since we had stayed long enough for the lunch crowd to arrive we saw soup and crumbed calamari arrive at another table which looked and smelt sublime. Another table needed a take away for the huge croissant filled with cheese.
At the back of the restaurant is a deli with a number of products and delicious goodies for purchase, it was difficult not leaving with a packet load of things. I would definitely suggest giving Liquorice and Lime a few hours of your time when you are next in Kloof Street or feel like some very good food.
They are open Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 17h00 and on weekends from 07h00 to 16h00.
Location: 162 Kloof Street, Gardens
Telephone: +27 (0)021 423 6921