Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Big Breakfast at Liquorice and Lime

This small restaurant at the very top of Kloof Street in Oranjezicht was our next destination on Sunday morning. John could not accompany Lynne and our friends, as he was guiding a wine tour to Stellenbosch for some Americans and he missed something. Not only are there some novel choices on the menu, the portions are some of the largest we have ever been served
It is obviously popular. Many tables were reserved and then filled. We arrived at 9.30 without a booking and got a table immediately
The Vegetarian breakfast: Grilled halloumi cheese on salad on a ciabatta slice, topped with two poached eggs and some fresh tomato sauce. Not the first time our friend Loraine had ordered this and she says it is superb
Ronnie ordered the parmesan cheese encrusted Croissant filled with scrambled egg. It was a giant croissant - this slice being about 20 cm long! Ronnie who is thin, has a huge appetite and even he struggled. He loved it
Lynne decided to try something different and ordered the Eiffel Tower breakfast. And it was huge. Three large slices of eggy French toast, layered with bacon and slices of camembert cheese, drizzled with what tasted like a thick balsamic grape drizzle and topped with preserved figs. Very, very satisfying and enjoyable but she could not finish all of it. The bacon was rather lean and the dish does need something a bit wetter like some runny syrup or even some melted butter, which would make it even more decadent. The coffee is good
The bill. None of us needed lunch that day. This restaurant currently has 5 stars from Trip Advisor and Eat Out and some very good reviews. Seems that people come for brunch after climbing Table Mountain. Open from 7 am and it is an all day breakfast with many brunch and lunch options. Lynne did feel that she was spotted by the owner/ manager who looked a little perturbed. He has nothing to worry about

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