Now this here coffee shop and lunch/breakfast spot, buried beneath the skyscrapers of Cape Town’s CBD, is quite a treat. Because this isn’t Kloof or Bree Street, there aren’t eateries and coffee shops on very single street corner. That’s why Bread Milk & Honey stands out. Apart from having what looks like very fresh and delicious sandwiches wrapped and ready for takeaway, they also have a sweet looking freshly baked goods section, the flavours of which I’m assuming change daily. Coffee comes compliments of Origin Coffee – always a good bet.
For lunch, they’ve got a seasonal buffet every day from which you can scoop up (on a plate or in a takeaway box) and weigh. Absolutely everything on that table looks wonderful, but if you’d like to know what you’re in for beforehand, you can check out their Twitter page (@breadmilkhoney) as they tweet everyday’s menu in the morning. Some previous lunch examples: spinach, feta & peppadew quiche, roasted butternut, onion and cream cheese quiche, baby marrow, olives, feta and sundried tomatoes quiche, Thai chicken curry with basmati rice, beef lasagne, chicken & sweet potato pie. The list goes on.
Not a bad idea to keep an eye on their Twitter feed as they advertise new muffin flavours and lunchtime muffin specials (R10 for a banana, choc chip and peanut butter one? Not bad).
Bread Milk & Honey is situated in an old building, the outside of which has been kept pretty much the same (from the looks of it) and the floor is now covered in homely, black and white checkered tiles. Wooden benches and simplistic furniture draws the eye to the art against the walls. For example, prints of how this section of Cape Town used to look in colonial times, with open plains, horse and carriages and classic trams. It’s worth coming for just these. You can sit either by the window and look out over Church Square or choose a spot further to the back. All in all a great place for any time of day and it seems that they open at 6:45 in the morning already. Now ain’t that convenient for an early morning breakfast?
Bread Milk & Honey
10 Spin Street
Mon – Fri: 6:45 am – 4:00 pm
021 461 8425