South Africa is a smorgasbor­d of din­ing and drink­ing op­tions, as these new of­fer­ings prove

Elle Decoration (South Africa) - - EATS - TEXT FIONA DAVERN


Run by well-known hus­band-and-wife team Fritz and Chanelle Schoon of Schoon de Com­panje fame, this new café has a ded­i­cated team of bak­ers who cre­ate ar­ti­sanal loaves us­ing stone-milled grains, nat­u­ral fer­men­ta­tion and wood­fired ovens. Try their fa­mous brioche French toast or clas­sic scram­bled eggs on sour­dough toast. The Bird Precinct, 91 Bird St, Stel­len­bosch.­ing


Sun­light streams through the wrap­around win­dows of Van Der Linde, whose pared-back decor is pep­pered with pot­ted Fid­dle-leaf figs through­out. Of­fer­ing bistro-style fare, it’s open for break­fast, lunch and din­ner. The French toast with rhubarb, crème anglaise and lemon, and the sea bass with beurre blanc, Brus­sels sprouts and fried leeks are must-tries. 50 4th Ave, Lin­den, Jo­han­nes­burg. vdl.restau­rant

@vdl­restau­rant The Course at SLOW in the City of­fers chic city din­ing in lush in­te­ri­ors cre­ated by Tonic De­sign. The pal­ette of deep red, sage green and rich mus­tard paired with mar­ble and gold ac­cents sig­nals that this brasserie-type eatery is bang on trend. Of­fer­ing a wide ar­ray of dishes, from tapas plates to Floren­tine T-bone steak cut right at your ta­ble, the em­pha­sis is on fresh, sea­sonal in­gre­di­ents. Lo­cated near the Gau­train Sta­tion, it’s the ideal set­ting for a stylish busi­ness lunch or a pre-com­mute cock­tail. Cnr West St & Rivo­nia Rd, Sand­ton, Jo­han­nes­burg. @slow_sa


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