But­ter­fly’s Bistro, Hogs­back

go! - - In Brief - – Jon Min­ster

The moun­tain vil­lage of Hogs­back is mag­i­cal at any time of the year: Thun­der­storms feed for­est wa­ter­falls in spring and sum­mer; in au­tumn, every sec­ond tree ex­plodes into fiery reds and or­anges; snow falls reg­u­larly in win­ter. But­ter­fly’s Bistro is just off the main road (R345) near the south­ern end of the vil­lage. De­pend­ing on what the weather gods are up to, you can sit out­side in dap­pled shade or inside near the fire­place. Break­fast ranges from a no-non­sense egg-and-ba­con roll (R40) to the Full Monty (R80) – eggs, ba­con, beef chipo­latas, grilled tomato, mush­rooms, crispy potato wedges… There are also veg­e­tar­ian and ve­gan op­tions (veg­gie schnitzel, spinach and mush­rooms, with or with­out feta and an egg; from R70). For lunch, you can tuck into a chicken prego with wedges and a salad (R85) or one of their lo­cally fa­mous piz­zas. We can rec­om­mend the Veg­gie Delight with red peppers, basil pesto, spinach and ar­ti­chokes (R110). There are also burg­ers, wraps and snack boards, as well as two kids’ op­tions: mini pizza with ba­con and cheese (or just cheese) and chicken strips with wedges (both R55). Warm up with a cap­puc­cino or find a patch of sun on the lawn and sip a craft beer or a glass of wine. There’s space for the kids to run around, which gives you space to just… be. Where? Off the R345 on the left as you come into Hogs­back from the Alice di­rec­tion (GPS: S32.59809 E26.93844). Open­ing times: Tues­day to Sun­day from 9 am to 5 pm (closed on Mon­days). Con­tact: 045 962 1326; “But­ter­fly’s Bistro” on Face­book

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