Bon Fromage, Newlands

Bon Fromage, Newlands: Breakfast in the Southern Suburbs    

It is a moody-weather Thursday morning and I am meeting my team for breakfast to celebrate a colleague’s birthday. Bon Fromage in Newlands is the venue of choice for this first meal of the day.     

Sitting on the busy main road of Newlands, in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town and opposite the South African Breweries (SAB), Bon Fromage is a French-style bakery and cheese café. They have a simple, healthy and rustic selection of menu options covering breakfast and lunch, and a wonderful deli refrigerator filled with a vast selection of cheeses and a wooden rack of gorgeous crisp, fresh breads.     

Bon Fromage traditional breakfast

The party of peeps took a while to decide what they wanted as it all looked so good.    

The birthday boy decided on the traditional fry up breakfast which looked great, however, the pork sausages seemed a little bit anorexic. Someone took the most expensive choice on the menu (at R55.00) “Bon Fromage French Breakfast” consisting of a fresh fruit salad with a yoghurt and sour cream topping, followed by a platter of meats and cheeses and freshly baked bread. Comment was that it was good … but not fantastic.    

blt baguette

2 colleagues chose the ‘blt baguette’ with crispy bacon, roasted tomatoes, rocket and parmesan shavings. The baguette was a little bit too crispy to eat as a traditional closed blt sandwich. I embarked on a croissant (instead of baguette) filled with salmon (instead of bacon), omelette-style eggs and oven roasted tomatoes. Was delicious!    

Coffees, hot chocolate and cappuccinos all round.     

The atmosphere is very relaxed so much so that the service is a little slow and with a small kitchen, breakfasts for a large group might not all come out at the same time. But it is very pleasant sitting in the calmness of the interior with the hustle and bustle of life happening on the outside.    

Contact details:
Bon Fromange
Corner of Main Street and Dean Street
Newlands, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 685 3631
Email: bonfromage@vodamail.co.za
Web: www.bonfromage.co.za    

Opening hours:
Mondays – Fridays: 07h30 to 17h45
Saturdays: 08h30 to 15h00 (flexible on sports days)
Sundays: 09h00 to 15h00    

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