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Posted on: Tuesday, 26 August 2014

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Saturday morning saw us, once again, heading through to Durban for the ParkRun which starts outside the Sibaya Casino and follows the promenade for 2.5kms and back again. After popping in at my sister-in-laws house for a shower and change of clothes, we made our way to Morningside for a much deserved (and needed) coffee and breakfast.

Located opposite the beautiful Mitchell Park is a row of shops; a furniture store, clothing boutique and a jeweler. Squeezed in between these three is a smallish kitchen with a handful of tables … this is Chuck and Bobs! Luckily for us a party of four left as we arrived; we got a seat immediately and after ordering a cappuccino each we settled down to peruse the menu.


Chuck and Bobs


The focus of the eatery is, obviously, the delicious cured meats. The menu is fairly extensive with breakfasts, lunches and snacks all catered for. Breakfast options are the ‘famous’ bacon BLT which is an enormous roll packed to capacity with bacon (R60). An interesting looking plate was the ‘green eggs and ham’ option: eggs served on ciabatta with a salsa verde sauce (R45). We played it safe; I ordered boiled eggs and pancetta soldiers and my husband chose scrambled eggs and Cumberland sausages (R55).


Chuck and Bobs


I’m all about presentation and my board of breakfast ticked all the boxes … two eggs in white egg cups with red silicone ‘hats’ in the shape of chickens to keep the eggs warm. Also on the side were two ceramic bowls; one containing butter and the other containing a salt and pepper mix and a very sweet sterling silver teaspoon. The pancetta soldiers were interesting; thick ‘soldiers’ of ciabatta wrapped in pieces of wonderfully salty pancetta – I don’t think I will be able to have boiled eggs any other way now!


Chuck and Bobs


Should you visit for lunch, a range of salads are available. They range from Bresaola, rocket and Parmesan (R65) to Genoa salami, rocket and asiago (R60), Pastrami, rocket, slaw and pickle (R80) or smoked chicken salad with mayo (R65).

Thursdays are Tapas nights; grab a table between 16h00 at 19h00 for delicious tapas and a glass of vino.


Chuck and Bobs


The food was all absolutely delicious, service prompt and attentive and the setting relaxing. The cured meats (which are cured using traditional French, Italian and Spanish methods) is also available to purchase and take home … or perhaps pop across and enjoy an afternoon picnic at Mitchell Park!

Thank you Chuck and Bobs for a wonderful morning!


Chuck and Bobs

Contact Chuck and Bobs:

465 Innes Road, Morningside, Durban
Tel: +27 (0)82 565-7545

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Helen Rushton


After living in London and travelling the world for many years and more recently living in the Mother City, I now reside on a tranquil sugar cane farm in Kearsney; an area steeped in the history of South Africa’s sugar industry. During the summer months I get involved with the community by assisting the local primary school with swimming lessons at our country club. Some of my favourite things are reading or picking freshly grown vegetables and Iceland poppies in our garden. Milly, my boxer loves her walks to the river that runs through our farm and sometimes, Sandy the cat I hand reared, joins us for a stroll!

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