Angela and myself, as sleep deprived mothers to two year olds’ and lovers of a good cup of coffee, have found ourselves searching for the top 10 coffee shops in Cape Town. School days begin bright and early, and with our boys at school 3 days a week, we have decided to take one of those days each week to continue on this journey to find that perfect cup of coffee.
Would I go back? Absolutely! 100 times. Because it is so close to where I live, it’s a perfect meeting place. I also may find myself broke within a month now that I know where to get such amazing treats from!
We had such a lovely time there. A great escape from reality. We sat inside, and it was such a pleasure to be able to have a conversation without having to shout. The decor was simple, yet elegant and tasteful.
Overall, I rate Foxcroft 9/10 for wonderful service, a beautiful experience overall. They also have free WiFi, which I didn’t use – but it is available which makes it a great coffee stop to get some work done and to refuel while out of the office.
We are so looking forward to making a booking for dinner one evening to try out their meals too.
On our never ending quest for the perfect cup of coffee, Lisa and I went to try out Foxcroft Bakery in High Constantia. It is the little sister to the famous La Colombe, also in Constantia, and boy does it live up to its older sibling! Run by Scot Kirton with the obviously amazing Glen Foxcroft Williams as the chef.
I felt like I was stepping into the latest edition of House and Leisure magazine with the beautiful, striking decor. Thoroughly modern without feeling pretentious, the attention to detail was magnificent. Every little nook and cranny was in keeping with the stark, industrial kitchen feel, down to the rose gold wire waste paper baskets in the unisex bathroom.
The bakery is self service, helped by the most friendly, cheerful team of staff. There was lots of giggling while the ever so helpful waitress explained all of the baked goods to us. Glancing at the pastry selection, all hopes of keeping LCHF (low carb, high fat) that day were lost and what a happy person that made me.
Everything was so beautifully presented, all of the pretty colours behind the glass counter were just mesmerizing. I immediately knew that I was going to go for a fruit based delicacy as chocolate (however gorgeous looking) is a bit too rich for me in the morning. I chose a small Ivoire, mango, coconut and lime cake. It was small enough for me not to feel too guilty, but just the right size to satisfy me. The flavours were so true and the texture, melt in my mouth worthy.
My single shot latte was exactly how I like it, creamy, flavorful and not too strong. (The barista did recommend a double shot latte as this is how they normally serve it, but I do not like strong coffee).
Both Lisa and I remarked on how calm and quiet the bakery seemed which was so perfect for us to natter away without having to scream over loud music and a new coffee order being given in.
I am already planning my next trip back and feel this might just become my local. It was that good. It really was!
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