My friends and I, being culinary students are always looking to broaden our taste buds and try something new, local and exciting. Today we visited a local restaurant called the Birdcage. Located in a quaint, hidden yet easily accessible courtyard in the heart of Stellenbosch, making one feel as if you have left the busy town life and entered into a different world. Along side the Eerste river that runs through the town, it gives a unique and tranquil feel to the already beautiful, new shop. Owned by Shanel, Beate and Karin who started their establishment in January 2012.
The Birdcage offers a range of breakfast dishes, light lunches and all sorts of cakes and sweet things to indulge in. With its two-story setting, it is a place for people to meet and have friendly service. The feeling I experienced was a calm, friendly and welcoming one.
I ordered the French toast with blue cheese and bacon, costing only R45, it is one that I would definitely come back for. Salty, crisp bacon drizzled with a sweet syrup complimented the creamy blue cheese, a cappuccino that was a cup of heaven, which I order two of, by the way, set my morning off to a good start.
So if you’re in the area and looking for something new, this will definitely tickle your taste buds.
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And that’s just my opinion…