Stepping in to Cafe del Sol, Bryanston is like stepping in to a peaceful haven of calm. Peaceful shades of green, white, grey and abound, through the decor and the furniture. Loads of plants, herbs and wood – it’s very calming after a hectic day, let me tell you. I was lucky enough to join a group of foodies here for a meal (one of my friends was cooking, would you believe) and it was an amazing experience from start to finish.
Located upstairs in the Bryanston Shopping Centre, this oasis of calm also boasts an amazing view from the deck, and the welcome when you walk through the door is nothing short of show stopping.
The Landmark bar (one of my faves) is located right next door – decorated in dark woods, and boasting a rather impressive old school type bar – complete with a ladder for reaching the top drinks shelves, and a very impressive wall covered with 100 cocktails to enjoy. There is also a wall of fame for those who manage all 100 (not in one go, of course) I still have 96 to go!
We were treated to a three course set menu – a delicious chilled cucumber soup with avo and a hint of basil to start, followed by a supremely tasty seared salmon fillet, served on a bed of ginger sweet mash, with vegetables and a hint of a honey glaze.
Dessert was a white chocolate mousse sprinkled with meringue crumbs and strawberry slivers – beyond mouth watering. Well done Chef Edward – helped by the real Cafe del Sol Chef Jonathan (who incidentally I studied with at catering school back in Cape Town almost 2 decades ago – how time flies!)
The wine list is extensive and the service was fantastic, I would highly recommended this oasis of calm to anyone looking to enjoy a tasty, upmarket dining experience.
Contact them here:
A: Bryanston Shopping Centre, Cnr William Nicol and Balyclare – Bryanston
T: 011 463 0207