Honest Chocolate Cafe – Cape Town
I recently landed in the cold and frosty winter of South Korea. It’s hard to imagine that a mere month ago I was cruising around in a short sleeved T-shirt, meeting up with a friend for breakfast in the heart of Cape Town.
I have enjoyed many, many a slab of Honest chocolate (I might as well be honest about it, too), but had not yet been to the Honest chocolate cafe. Thankfully my friend Gosia accepted my suggestion for something chocolatey for brekkie. (Don’t we ALL need a friend who does not judge our sweet tooth, and jumps right onto the chocolate for breakfast bandwagon with us?! – Note to self: Try not to eat too many chocolates, otherwise you will not be able to jump onto the bandwagon!)
It was a quiet Sunday morning as the two of us sat infusing ourselves with all things cocoa. I enjoyed their banana bread bunny chow – a chocolatey take on the South African curry dish. (A bunny chow is normally a whole or half a loaf of bread that has had the soft (oh, so soft and yummy) bread centre removed, and a filling of curry spooned into the hollowed out part. The bread forms somewhat of a bowl for the dish, and the soft bread that was removed is then placed on top of the mammoth mountain of yumminess.) Talk about a peak experience!
My breakfast was everything I had hoped it would be…. I had been like a lioness stalking its prey – I had eyed out, and stalked, this bunny chow on instagram for weeeeeks before leaping in for the kill! (To my vegan friends, no animals were used or harmed in the process.)
Gosia enjoyed a buckwheat chocolate tart…. oh boy, was it decadent, rich, and oh so dreamy.
We initially sat inside the café perched on bottle green velvet couches, but as they morning heated up we headed to the courtyard outside. The courtyard is a serene spot that virtually transports you to Tuscany whilst being right in the heart of Cape Town. Bellisimo!
Veni vidi vici – which roughly translates into “I came, I saw, and I chocolated!”
Visit the Honest Chocolate cafe at 64A Wale Street, Cape Town City Centre.
Phone: +27 76 765 8306