Cost-friendly spots to grab a working lunch in Cape Town
Try one of these central Cape Town cafés for quick and satisfying lunches that will send you back to work with a smile
1. Bread, Milk and Honey
A lunch buffet loaded with winter comfort food is one of the attractions for the many regulars at this Spin Street family-owned café.
Bread, Milk and Honey's dishes vary from day to day with favourites being chicken and sweet potato pie, slow cooked tomato bredie, spinach and goat’s cheese lasagne with pecan nuts and butternut and chickpea butter curry. Help yourself and weigh your plate for a very affordable lunch.
Alternatively warm up over one of their soups with a slice of artisan bread. Check their daily buffet and soup specials on Twitter. Call 021-461-8425.
2. Bacon on Bree
What better than a sizzling bacon sandwich to beat the winter blues?
If that’s what you’re craving, head straight to Bacon on Bree on Bree Street where Richard Bosman and Justine Seymour opened Cape Town’s first ‘baconporium’ earlier this year, bringing the humble bacon sarnie to new heights using ethically farmed, dry-cured bacon.
Their most popular sandwich is the Harvey Specter which stacks bacon, brie, roasted tomato and pesto on ciabatta and they also offer low carb rolls as an option.
The short menu not surprisingly majors on bacon, but there’s also soup, salad or chicken wings if you prefer. Call 021-422-2798.
Lunchworks is a bright and airy café in Waterkant Street, with lots of freshly prepared daily specials and soups as well as sandwiches and baguettes to take-away. The emphasis is on local, organic and free-range ingredients where possible and the coffee is organic too.
With a hands-on husband and wife team at the helm there’s a changing menu of tasty dishes such as the popular chicken schnitzel with mushroom sauce or the beef and black pepper stew hinting at Jakub’s Czech Republic heritage, and the thai red chicken curry soup is the perfect warming winter lunch on the go. Call 021-418-3118.