Breakfast gets some Latitude
CAFÉ: Latitude 33 ADDRESS: 165 Bree St CONTACT NUMBER: 021 424 9520 TWITTER: @Latitude33_ OPERATING HOURS: 7am to 3pm or 4pm weekdays, 9am to 2pm Saturdays, closed Sundays. DISH EATEN: Sourdough French toast with chorizo and roasted coconut. PRICE: R45. LATITUDE 33 opened shortly over a month ago in bustling breakfastoriented Bree Street. Breakfast is served all day and the breakfast menu is packed with classics and a variety of more interesting options.
I tried the sourdough French toast (pannetone is also an option) topped with smokey chorizo, roasted coconut shavings and sprinkled with sugar. I thought that sugar had no place on a plate with chorizo, but the flavours worked well together. I also had a delicious iced coffee (R25).
My colleague tried the Morning After breakfast (R55), consisting of a hearty tomato, chorizo, sausage and bean stew, topped with poached eggs and served with toast. Part-owner and chef Gareth Walford based the breakfast menu on “things that we wake up and feel like”, the Morning After being what they would have after a big night.
For lunch the restaurant serves burgers, wraps, sandwiches and salads, but be sure to book a table as lunchtimes are packed. We waited 45 minutes for our food, but Walford came to our table and apologised before we had a chance to complain. He said long waits on food were unusual despite business being “surprisingly good”.
The owners strive for consistency, believing that when you go somewhere, the quality should be the same every time.
Upstairs you will find a shop where you can buy surf-oriented clothing and original artworks by Olivia Franklin, girlfriend of partowner Charles Post.
Based on a shop in Bali and named for its GPS co-ordinates, Latitude 33 has laid-back decor with a surfing theme. Coffee is supplied by Truth, iced teas are supplied by Toni Glass and juices by Sir Juice. Wi-fi is free. A liquor licence is pending so we may yet see Latitude 33 as an evening venue. –