Meade Cafe has been around for a while in the Garden Route. I remember being fresh out of high scholl we all flocked there for the signature “Jamie Oliver Sandwich”. Since then it has changed hands, turned into a more interior decorating spot, and now recently back into a cafe in its original spot and even more impressive!
Being slightly warmer, we decided to sit outside in the garden, which I absolutely love. Looking around you would never imagine you are sitting in the middle of George’s CBD, you forget the world outside of those walls. With Spring in the air, the flowers are starting to bloom, the smells of fresh Spring surrounds you, and you are taken into a magical world.
Inside if fit with a few tables, a counter full of wonderful pastries, quiche of the day, and the entrance to the kitchen simple says “the best kitchen staff works here” I absolutely love the positivity and friendliness, and most importantly the warm Meade Cafe gives you, inside and out!
The menu is small, nothing over the top, printed on recycled paper, all so simple and absolutely perfect! They have a few adverts from different businesses in the close vicinity, so while sitting and looking over the menu, you can book a spa treatment or think about booking a photographer…
The fishcakes were highly recommended, so we had to order these! Along with the fishcakes, we ordered the grilled polenta. Both dishes blew me away.
The homemade fishcakes served on a baby potato and leaf salad, homemade tartar sauce and salsa
A mixture of hake & snoek, with fresh parsley and lemon zest gave these fishcakes so fresh and light!
Grilled Polenta topped with Ratatouille & olives and a touch of anchovies just had me squirming with delight. Such a simple dish and my mouth was watering with delight!
This is a perfect example of the type of food I love. Often you go to a restaurant and you have the restaurant classics, but nothing excites you…I love the excitement of food, of that something that really makes you think, feel and fall in love!