Thursday, August 09, 2018

Breakfast at Giulio's

Invited to taste the top 20 Pinotages at 10 in the morning, we felt that we should reward ourselves with a good breakfast beforehand. As we would be taking the bus and traversing lower Bree, Loop and Long Streets, we thought we would try out some of the newer cafés down there. Sadly many seem to have closed; this winter has had a punishing effect on new establishments in the Cape. We were delighted to see that Giulio's, on the corner of Loop and Riebeek, is still open and welcoming, so in we went

The beverage menu
We were shown to a good two seater table in the corner and studied the menu. We had just over an hour to enjoy our repast
So nice to see it so busy in the morning. There was a business breakfast, a 45th birthday and people working on their computers while they had some breakfast
A modern take on Michelangelo's The Finger of God on the ceiling!
A juicy table 17
Green tea comes in a pot. Missing a slice of lemon
Good black coffee, milk and sugar were already on the table
The customers at the next table didn’t mind John taking a photo of their breakfast. Shakshuka and a poached egg on avo and tomato salad on a ciabatta slice
Hey Its You! A nice warm welcome from Giulio himself as he brings us breakfast
La Bianca Eggs Florentine with spinach and generous smoked salmon, two perfect poached eggs, good Hollandaise on a crisp croissant. A perfect lining for a tum that is soon going to taste 20 Pinotages
Frittata di Giulio; An omelette filled with spinach, mozzarella cheese, balsamic roasted baby tomatoes, caramelised onions and topped with chopped chives, rocket and grated parmesan cheese (It usually comes with mushrooms as well). It is accompanied by a very fresh tomato and basil Neapolitana sauce
The window seats are great if you are working on your computer. Love the hanging plants
Service was great. Our very reasonable bill. Check out his website https://www.giulios.co.za They do lunches, very good pizza (on special now). Dinners, on Thursdays and Fridays only, are very popular at the moment as he has a winter special. 2 courses and a glass of wine for R220
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