Food, Restaurants

The ‘cronut’

OK, I think they need to work on the name of this new tasty treat… besides that, let me just tell you that the cross between a croissant and a donut, dipped in homemade vanilla custard cream was the best thing I’ve had in a very long while! Thanks to Lucy from Freedom Cafe for bringing it over to us to test out.

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Parc

I’ve been hearing about Glenwood Bakery and Parc for so long now but I haven’t had the chance to get there until last weekend. I ordered some bread from Glenwood Bakery on the Friday as I had friends coming over for lunch on the Saturday. I called Jo in the morning and we decided to go together and have breakfast next door at Parc afterwards. I had the eggs benedict and it was delicious. The hollandaise was perfect. My eggs could have cooked for maybe a minute longer but besides that, loved it all.

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Remo’s

I went to Remo’s Italian restaurant in Umhlanga Village last week when Chelle was in town – it’s the first time I’ve been there and I loved it. The food was incredible and I loved the decor. Although, I’ve since heard that it’s an exact replica of a restaurant in NY. That was a bit of a let down but still, the food was amazing and I’ll definitely be going back there.

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The Fat Croissant

Wendy took me out for breakfast at a new spot called The Fat Croissant on the corner of Windermere Road and Sutton Crescent. The decor needs a bit of work – it seems more like a club house at the moment. But you can sit outside which is really nice and there’s a small garden area for the kids to play.

There’s a crazy Frenchman who runs the place. Super friendly and really funny.

We both had the Eggs Benedict and I have to say it’s the best hollandaise I’ve ever had. The poached egg and hollandaise was served on a toasted croissant. So good!

 

 

I like how you get the bill – in an old enamel mug

 

 

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Makaranga

I know I’ve written about this place before but these pics were taken a while ago and I had to put them up as I love the place – if you live in Durban, make sure you take a drive there. It’s so beautiful.

The food needs a bit of work – it’s not the best. But it is worth it for the view alone. Stick to something simple and order a toasted sandwich or something. It’s your safest bet.

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Market

So Market has definitely become my local lately. They serve this incredible calamari salad with quinoa, red pesto and macadamia nuts. I order it every single time I go there. It’s child friendly and so beautiful sitting outside, that I could happily perch myself there all day.

You get these little guys with your cappuccinos too

 

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Freedom Café

My sister and I went to Freedom Café for lunch the other day – it’s been taken over by the lady who used to run Vanille. I had the slow roasted lamb wrap and Jo had the chicken mayo sarmie. I loved all the tables, chairs, napkins and the red prefab area where you can sit inside. I know this has been going for a while but it’s new to me. First time I’ve been there and I’ll definitely be going back.

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Mama Luciano’s

My sister and I went to lunch a little while ago and I forgot to post the pics. We went to Mama Luciano’s which is on Florida Road. We sat outside, shared a bottle of red, I ordered the calamari and Jo had the chicken wrapped in proscuitto. Both meals were delicious but a bit of QT alone with my sister was what meant the most. Does that last sentence makes sense? It sounds wrong. Well, you know what I mean.

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