True to its motto: “Life. One cup at a time,” Café Honeybun seems to gently draw you away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life (or, in this case, Greenmarket Square) and reacquaint you with the good stuff – like a good cuppa joe and a slice of cheesecake.
The newest Café Honeybun addition – which joined the CBD-eatery ranks in early October – already appears to be replicating the same welcomeness and fresh, tasty food that its sister café in Obs is popular for.
Priding itself on using fresh ingredients and serving the best coffee (from Truth Coffee Roasting, whose baristas train Honeybun’s staff in the precise art of coffee-making), Honeybun is a homely coffee shop and takeaway deli.
Sit inside or out; we recommend the market-facing window seat, which offers a particularly lovely blend of busy, airy Greenmarket and the shop’s own cosy, yet spacious interior. Seating is on comfy black-and-white plastic chairs or a cushion-strewn, wooden bench near the small, open kitchen.
A cosy café and its coffee chandelier…
The coffee counter abounds with old-fashioned biscuit tins, fresh fruit, and baked goodies on display (including the cheesecake, milk tart and quiche(s) of the day (ask your server), all of which are fresh daily).
Still, it is the “Know Your Coffee” blackboard wall and lit, coffee-inspired chandelier, which will really make you smile… especially when you realise the chandelier is constructed from spoons and porcelain mugs!
What’s on the menu
Image credit: Meiliese
Honeybun serves a delicious selection of breakfasts, lunches, baked goods, drinks and smoothies to satisfy almost every palate – especially with its Banting and vegetarian options. The café also does all-day breakfasts (with other varied all day adds on) and even offers a special recession breakfast for R19.
I had the Nutella French Toast, which wowed me with its soft, crumpet-like texture, fresh banana and strawberry slices, and generous amounts of warm Nutella, syrup and almond flakes in what is a very sizeable portion for R68. (It comes with bacon, but you can order it without.)
Or you could have a stuffed three-egg omelette, butter croissant, toasted sandwich, eggs Benedict or muesli, all of which go down well with a cup of Truth coffee.
For lunch, choose a gourmet toastie, salad, soup or an open sandwich – which can be converted into a wrap (no extra charge) or salad (R8 extra), if preferred. More substantial lunch options include the Cape Malay chicken curry or a chicken, avo and bacon burger (both R80).
Winter is coming… every Sunday
Honeybun also does catering for platters and private functions, delivering locally, and on Sunday afternoons from 12pm to 4pm, singer Steven Winter performs outside the café, further adding to the relaxed atmosphere and complementing the café’s softly playing, jazzy tunes.
Keep an eye out for the fun menu facts, and lovely character designs by The Quick Red Fox! And don’t leave without stocking up on some cakes and pastries from the display fridge.
Monday – Friday, 7am – 5pm
Saturday – Sunday, 8am – 4pm
021 424 6171, firstname.lastname@example.org
Where to find it Cafe Honeybun, 54 Short Market Street, Cape Town