We’re always excited to see a new business open in our corner of the world and we’ve been waiting for Latitude 33′s official opening with baited breath. We witnessed the building of their eye catching, one-of-a-kind wave-inspired coffee counter during our daily walks in Bree Street and could not wait to see what was “cooking” behind closed doors.
Combining a love of surfing, travel, fashion, art and food started with a front door sporting a Tiki surfing god and the theme is carried through the whole space: airy and friendly with vintage photographs of sea, surf and sand adorning the walls.
Breakfast is served from 7 am; a rarity in the City. The breakfast menu is extensive, ranging from Mini Breakfast (1 egg, bacon, mushroom & tomato) for R30 to Eggs Benedict (R50 for spinach – R65 for salmon). Interesting options include French Toast or Flapjacks with Nutella and caramelized banana (R45) or served with Chorizo and Roasted Coconus (also R45).
Our Eggs Benedict with bacon (R60) was served on a proper English muffin, the eggs poached as we ordered and the Hollandaise sauce had that just-right tanginess. No frills, no mountains of rocket or paprika scattered all over the plate; just good food. Coffee prices are standard (R18 for The Navigator’s delicious latté). We haven’t tried their lunch menu (served from 12 to 3pm) yet, but with options like Braised Lamb Pizza (R90) and Emmental & Bacon burgers (R65) on offer, we’ll be there soon!
Service is enthusiastic; even the chef came to clarify our eggs order! They do suffer from the strange malady that seems to plague most restaurants: the case of the disappearing waiter when you need the bill – hopefully as they get busier this ailment will be cured.
Upstairs you will find a clothing and accessories store with items that you probably won’t find anywhere else in South Africa. Olivia Franklin has decorated the bare brick walls with her art – adding a touch of culture to your shopping and eating experience.
Bree Street is THE place to be this summer…miss out on Latitude 33 and you will miss out on life.
165 Bree Street, Cape Town
021 – 424 9520