The gorgeous & sunny Ile de Pain, Knysna

On a recommendation (thanks sister’s sister-in-law!), while in Knysna we headed down to Ile de Pain (translation:island of bread). So, not quite The Banting Kitchen – but hey, who doesn’t love carbs, right? The bakery cafe was opened in 2002 by Liezie Mulder and Marcus Farbinger and has become synonymous with to-die-for baked goods and…

Lazy Brunch at La Belle, Constantia

A friend recently celebrated his birthday (Happy birthday to you!) and decided, last minute, to have a birthday brunch. He asked me for suggestions with a set of criteria: 1) Location- southern suburbs, preferably the Constantia area; 2) Outdoors- he wanted it to be under the trees;  3) Not overly expensive & 4) Can accommodate…

Pearl Spoon- A Quaint Delight

Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I’m always looking for new breakfast spots to try but my problem is always managing to wake up and get myself to the restaurant before breakfast service ends. I somehow heard about a new restaurant in Belvedere that serves up a good brekkie. I say “somehow” as…

The Entertainer – This is the APP you want!

In 2009, I moved to Dubai for work opportunities and while I stayed there I came across this book called “The Entertainer”. It was a semi-hard cover book, with 100’s of pages filled with these deals. Each deal was categorised between restaurants, outdoor, leisure, etc. The book allowed for 2 for 1 specials to the…