Break­fast gets some Latitude

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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. –

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