Morn­ing treats at My­att

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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.

PIC­TURE: TRACEY ADAMS

SWEET TOOTH: My­att Cafe & Choco­latier serves a break­fast treat that in­cludes macaroons… usu­ally.

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