Let me just put it out there:
Cape Town is majorly Hipster City. The locals know this too, as evidenced by the countless cracks made about Moleskin- toting, cafe- sitting ironic kids at the stand- up comedy show we caught there the other Sunday.
If hipster should mean great “gourmet” food and “artisanal” drinks, or an all- around awareness and appreciation for cleverly good design, then I really don’t mind.
What’s more, I think hipster Cape Town is very cool indeed .
Everybody’s into brunching out these days.
“But why?“, you might ask.
If you’ve ever been to the Artisan Boulangerie Co. smack in the middle of the city though (a little off Orchard, along Killiney Road), I reckon you’d be swayed to partake more in this very hip quasi- period of the day (it’s neither breakfast nor lunch, after all).
With the exception of the fried tofu which took a light year and a half to bronze over / cook, this was a relatively fast dish to prepare.
While most asparagus and mushroom combinations require the browner species of the loveable fungi (Button Mushroom, Portabello, Shiitake, etc), I got the white clamshell mushroom which is said to be better paired with seafood. For my mediocre tastebuds though, they looked lovely enough with the dish. For this, I used:
And that’s how I quickly made lunch for my work lunch box tomorrow. The end!
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Yesterday’s post- band practice “coffee conversations” finally brought us to Chye Seng Huat Hardware, where I’d been dying to go since reading about it online.
Perfect that I brought an engaging conversationalist (and her hilarious partner) in tow, for the first of my surely many visits there. Cafes such as this one are conducive to all forms of talk: trivial, existential, pseudo intellectual, and the downright funny.
Snug within the exciting labyrinth that is Little India, Chye Seng Huat Hardware is pretty much everything you want a cafe to be: