To be totally honest with you guys – I hardly EVER eat out. It’s not that I don’t want to, it’s just that I’m one of those irritating people who overanalyse their food before eating it and would rather make it the way I like it. Not eating out saves my friends and family the embarrassment of me interrogating the poor waitron about the origin of the ingredients, but sometimes I would like to come out of my shell and break my hermit ways. Cue the fresh and wholesome Voodoo Lily Café.
Whether you’re looking for some of the healthiest food in the city or simply want to read your newspaper in peace with a cup of coffee after walking your furry companion, this is just the place. The vibe is relaxed and is ideal for visitors of all ages, young or old. Since it is located in a family-oriented suburb, families will feel right at home – kids can blow off some steam at the park just across the road (complete with a jungle gym) under the watchful eyes of Mom and Dad, who can enjoy a caffè latte or glass of wine in peace. You can take your pick from indoor or outdoor seating, but I prefer sitting outside, enjoying the cool breeze and warm sunshine.
Now onto the main event – the menu! Being as picky as I am, and as I mentioned, I was happy to find out that Voodoo Lily Café strives to source the best organic produce possible to ensure the freshest and most wholesome of dishes. One of my favourites on the menu is their Eggs Benedict – two poached eggs and crispy bacon on homemade English muffins, topped with a hollandaise sauce. Yes, it sounds like your run-of-the-mill brekkie, but it's the best Eggs Benedict I’ve ever had. Oh, and when you have breakfast, you can order off the doggie menu for your pooch!
Other than delicious breakfasts, they also serve goodies from their on-site bakery, sandwiches, salads, burgers, steaks, moreish desserts and even sushi, Banting meals and treats for your furkid. They’re open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and have a selection of craft beers.
Inside this charming café, I was over the moon to discover that there’s also a deli stocked with wine, cheese, sugar-free treats, Banting products, cold meats and unique gifts. Needless to say, I stocked up on plenty items to take home with me.
This has become one of my favourite spots for when I feel like eating out. I've been here a number of times and never been disappointed. Their dishes are always fresh and flavourful and the service is always wonderful. Even though the food can be a little pricey, I believe it's worth every cent.
Tel: 011 442 6965
Address: 64 St Andrew Street, Birdhaven
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