Morning treats at Myatt
Café: Myatt Cafe & Chocolatier Shop 6244, V&A Waterfront 021 418 8844 Operating hours: 8.30am to 10pm, daily Dish eaten: Myatt Breakfast Treat Price: R135 A BREAKFAST of macaroons is what I expected to have this week at Myatt. I was enticed by a now-fasting colleague, who suggested it as a preRamadaan treat. Sadly she could not make it. Things got a little worse.
On the whole Myatt is a posh, dainty experience, ideal for chatty groups of friends who want to pig out on expensive chocolate.
The Myatt Breakfast Treat is pricey and reads like a large amount of food: mini croissants filled with Emmental cheese, a scone with whipped cream and preserve, finger sandwiches, fresh fruit salad, macaroons, fresh orange or grapefruit juice and Myatt’s special blend of tea or coffee. With portion and price in mind, another colleague and I split the breakfast; I took the juice and she the coffee. The day I chose to go, there were no macaroons. They replaced them with a good red velvet cupcake that had crisp icing.
They did not have Emmental so they gave us Parmesan in our croissants. The breakfast was cutely served on a three-tiered cake tray, adding to the opulence.
I dived into the carbs first, filling up on the croissants and crustless cucumber sandwiches. The bread was a little hard near the edge, giving the impression that it wasn’t the freshest. The orange juice was freshly pressed. I ordered an extra tea (R15) and was impressed by the ornate china it was served in. There was at least three cups’ worth in the pot of loose-leaf tea. The experience was marred by what appeared to be a hair in the hot milk. I fished it out with a teaspoon and was told it was fluff. A little sad.
If things go your way, Myatt can be a unique experience. Read from their selection of international dailies like The Wall Street Journal and the International Herald Tribune.
Chandeliers hang from the ceiling. We sat at a table with a suspended bubble chair hanging just above one side.
The colleague who could not make it to breakfast stopped by later when they had macaroons. They cost R8.50 each and I had the hazelnut. They were delectable and would have made a better breakfast treat.
SWEET TOOTH: Myatt Cafe & Chocolatier serves a breakfast treat that includes macaroons… usually.