As my loyal readers know, I am all for mom & pop kind of places, I love visiting the non touristy type places. So every time I go to Port Elizabeth, I look for such places, even my friends know that if we going for lunch, it must be new, different, quirky and not touristy at all!!
Leely hit the spot when she introduced me to Brioche. This gorgeous Coffee Shop / Bakery is situated in the Walmer area, which is an area I frequent consistently when I am in PE, just somehow have always missed this quaint establishment.
The old historical building is such a beautiful site, the house was built in 1884, with the original deed framed and hanging on the wall. The menu boasts a few great easy lunch time meals (I didn’t get a look at the breakfast menu).
Tuna Fishcakes, served with fries and caper mayo
Homemade beef hamburger, topped with onion rings. What caught my eye was the homemade bun, you seldom get this luxury at a restaurant, it was refreshing to see this.
A variety of pizza, this was basil pesto, olives, parmesan, topped with rocket – thin crusted pizza.
Other menu items, to name a few, included soup of the day served with roosterkoek, pastas, salads and a variety of sandwiches. There are also freshly baked breads (the ciabattas looked phenomenal) and pastries to choose from.
I was introduced to the Vanilla Meringue Milkshake, and let me say, for someone who doesn’t like milkshakes, I was in love. This is a signature here at Brioche and, in my opinion, a must try when visiting this little gem.
Other items on the beverage menu included a great selection of coffees and teas, the classic Chai Lattes, however, I settled for freshly squeezed apple & ginger juice…this was just fantastic and refreshing, and the time it took to get to the table was well worth the wait.
With the lovely sunny winter weather we have been experiencing, we decided to sit outside, which is a great option as the garden is well manicured and hosts a jungle gym to keep the kids entertained and ample space for them to run off some energy.
The food was fantastic, with the perfect setting, I do have to mention that the service was a little slow, yet very friendly. Food and drinks came out at different times and some of us at the table had to wait longer than other however, I can not really fault this as good food is not fast food. I thoroughly enjoyed this find, and will definitely be visiting again.
Brioche can be found at 181 Main Rd Walmer, Port Elizabeth, Eastern .
Tel: 041 581 2136
Open: Mondays to Fridays 7.30am to 4pm and on Saturdays from 7.30am to 3pm
Disclaimer: This post was not sponsored by anyone, I was not asked to review this restaurant, I am merely sharing my experience at this establishment.