Just off the N1 on the road to Stellenbosch you can find the Potbelly Coffee Shop and Bakery, a one-stop delight for freshly baked goods and aromatic coffee, much loved by thousands.
The aroma of just-baked bread and pastries is irresistible as one enters, and trying to leave there without buying anything is a virtually impossible task.
The freshest of vegetables, all seasonal (nothing imported from faraway Morocco or Spain) lie like jewels, cool and enticing. They looked as if they had been collected from some farm garden that morning – and probably were.
The meat pies and pastries are deliciously displayed, inviting the hardest soul to give into temptation. There are flowers as well to brighten up any space at home that needs a splash of colour.
If it all gets too much for you and you have the urge to eat immediately, they have a little coffee shop where you can indulge in things like breakfast served till 11:30 –maybe a fresh croissant with cheese or scrambled egg and bacon?
There are also more substantial offerings of pie and gravy—how is that for retro?— Prego steak or sirloin ciabattas, quiche of the day with salad, or various toasted sandwiches with the freshest fillings.
Finish up with a slice of something really sweet. They also have house wine from Robertson by the glass and a selection of beers. Not to be missed.
On the R44 at Klapmuts.
For further information call: 021 8755664
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