When I first caught wind of a Bacon bar opening up in Cape Town, quite honestly, I nearly fainted. An actual eatery dedicated to hot, crispy, salty bacon? Anyone that follows me on Instagram will know that, low-key, I am a fattie and guzzle down just about anything stuffed with cheese or wrapped in bacon.
l asked Sedi if she had gone to check out Bacon on Bree as soon as it had opened and sadly she had not. I made it my personal mission to go grab a bite to eat there when I was down in Cape Town, that time came sooner than expected as I had to be there for my Honours Degree Graduation ceremony.
The very day of my graduation, I found myself running around Cape Town trying to find something cute to wear, very last-minute I know. Last minute shopping is obviously an exhausting task and I was left starrrrving so I invited my mate to join me for a quick-lunch before going off to get ready for my graduation ceremony.
At Bacon on Bree, Sam went for The Harvey Spector which is a ciabatta sandwich filled with bacon, brie, tomato and pesto. yum! Partnered with some fresh plum juice. I settled for a more simple, sweet and salty option, The Yanks. A buttery croissant spread with Richard’s special macadamia-honey butter (with a touch of cinnamon) and crammed with the crispiest rashers of bacon with a refreshing glass of pink lemonade to drink.
This is a perfect lunchtime spot, the service is excellent, you order at the counter and your food is brought to you in under 15 minutes! I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into my meal. After eating, I was stuffed, we were escorted downstairs to check out the hidden gallery and 2nd outside sitting/eating area. What a lovely surprise, as if being situated on super cool Bree Street was not enough.
I would definitely go back again and again to try every meal on the menu!
Cost: R45-R64 per meal (how affordable?)
Food: Light Meals
Location: 217 Bree Street, Cape Town
Monday – Friday: 7am – 5pm
Saturdays: 8am – 2pm
more info: Bacon on Bree