What is better than breakfast out on a Monday public holiday? Although my brother had been before, it was my first visit to The Meeting Place in Simon’s Town and I just love the place. Located opposite the Quayside Hotel on St George’s Street, The Meeting Place is double storey and we made our way upstairs and settled down at a table for four on the balcony. Furnished with garden style tables and chairs and with retractable blinds to give respite from the sun the balcony is the perfect spot to contemplate life while watching the yachts bobbing in the harbour …
The décor of The Meeting Place is just up my alley and luckily for me, a lot of the merchandise is for sale! What are the chances? So if you really, really fall for one of the stunning clocks, paintings, mirrors, chairs or any other trinket just add it to the menu along with your full English breakfast or Eggs Benedict! Also available are fresh artisan breads, pastries, delicious cakes and croissants and of course great coffee.
Our breakfast was delicious – three of us opted for the Eggs Benedict (normally served on a croissant but I thought of my waistline and changed to granary bread toast instead – I know, how boring!) and the fourth member of our breakfast gang chose the Full English Breakfast. I wasn’t offered a sample to taste but from the look of it and the speed at which it was devoured it was tasty!
We spent a most enjoyable hour or two reading the newspaper and drinking coffee while enjoying the sunny morning.
Although open daily until 5pm, The Meeting Place is also open until 9pm on a Wednesday so you could perhaps head down to the naval town for a cocktail!
Need to know:
Address: St George’s Street, Simons Town
Telephone: +27 (0)21 786-1986