For slick innercity dinners and scrumptious Sunday brunch.
New York (quite literally) meets Cape Town at this cool kitchen and bar on the corner of Bree and Pepper Streets that’s co-owned by Capetonian Cornel Mostert and Brooklyn-born Cynthia Rivera.
The up-to-the-minute space is a delicious mix of exposed-brick walls, stained glass, lush velvets, hues of rose gold and pink, mid-century modern-inspired furniture, and beautiful artwork by Kurt Pio (available for purchase) on the walls.
This chic eatery specialises in New American cuisine – expect to be bowled over by an array of creative, flavourful dishes, such as their riff on cacio e pepe (a traditional Roman pasta dish) made with their house-made pasta, gnocchi à la Parisienne, hand-cut beef tartare or freshly shucked oysters with yuzu-kosho (a fermented Japanese seasoning made with fresh chillies and fragrant citrus flavours.) And leave room for the buttermilk pannacotta and mandarin tart.
The Sunday-only brunch menu offers unique flavour-filled dishes that you won’t find elsewhere, such as the house-made chorizo scramble and classic hash browns, or fried chicken and waffles. For something sweeter, the pancake stack with blueberry compote and warm maple butter is divine.