I’m very into brunch these days. I don’t know what it is but it feels like such a treat to be able to doze a little longer on a Saturday morning and still have enough time to pop into to a cute café for a bite to eat off their breakfast menu. Chilled out vibes have started to appeal to me more and more as I get older. I definitely feel less of an urge to get up and go every spare moment we have. These days, it’s all about happy, lingering, delicious moments, and our brunch at The Larder hit all the right spots.

The Larder in Claremont has an indoor and outdoor area to choose from which I love! I can think of nothing better than catching a few sun-rays over a bite to eat during the summer months. The atmosphere is super relaxed and friendly. The décor is quirky and fun with bright, funky cushions scattered throughout, enticing you to settle in and unwind for a while. It’s just a really lovely little space with heaps of character.

The Larder Claremont - Decor
Cozy inside area.

The Larder Claremont - Courtyard
Outdoor Courtyard.

Brunch at The Larder

Their menu offers a selection of breakfast and lunch dishes with a little something for every tastebud. Think cinnamon buns, healthy fruit bowls, warm and hearty cooked breakfasts, sarmies, burgers and the most delicious cake stand. I dare you to visit them for just a coffee… there is simply no chance of getting out of there without indulging in a bite of something tasty.

Our visit was all about the brunch vibes so we ordered coffees and breakfasts. The Johnny Depp breakfast for the lop (remember to ask owner, Sonja for the inside scoop behind this dish) which was a generous portion of 2 soft poached eggs on sourdough with crispy bacon, roast tomatoes and silky hollandaise sauce (R85). I went for the Mushrooms on Toast which was an absolute delight to eat. Wild mushrooms & thyme ragu on sourdough with a soft poached egg (R55) – YUM! Best mushrooms on toast I’ve ever had. It was rich and moreish and I would definitely order it again.

Brunch at The LarderCoffee time!

The Larder Claremont - Mushroom Ragu
Mushroom Ragu on toast! YUM

The Larder Claremont - The Johnny Depp

We spent a good few hours sipping on coffees, tucking into delicious food and chatting up a storm. We left with big smiles and ready to take on the rest of the weekend. Brunch at the Larder in Claremont was a leisurely treat we so desperately needed.

The Larder in Claremont
8 Grove Avenue, Grove Building, Claremont
Tel: +27 (0) 21 671 1958
Open: Monday to Friday 07h00 – 18h00
Saturday 08h30 – 13h30
Supper Club – watch this space!

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