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.