Hannah Lewry knows her breakfasts, here she shows us five of her favourites from around the globe and around the corner.
I don’t have just one favourite breakfast joint, I have a few! Having had the pleasure of eating some super breakfasts on my travels around the world – not to mention right here in the Mother City – I thought I’d share a roundup of my top five best brekkies.
THE HEATHROW INJECTION
While in London for my gap year, I waitressed at a restaurant called Giraffe that was situated on the Southbank centre overlooking the river Thames.
I became addicted to their delicious breakfast of fluffy pancakes with blueberries and sliced bananas. Not surprisingly I arrived back in SA a good 10kg heavier, but looking back, it was worth every bite!
These days, the delicious pancakes are saved for special mornings drenched in sunshine on my balcony. A sneaky pile brought to me while I’m still under the covers would also be most welcome. Hint, hint.
NICE AND NUTTY
This one comes from a chic little café in Green Point which has since closed but first stole my heart with their breakfast bowls of homemade granola. Who can say no to a gorgeous bowl of toasted nuts, honey-coated crunchy oats and wholesome seeds?
TOAST IS UP
Whenever I go home to Plettenberg Bay, my parents and I always make our way to Knysna for breakfast at Mon Petit Pain. Our all-time favourite is The David, which is comprised of thick slices of toasted bread, served with free-range scrambled eggs, crispy bacon and a side of tomato relish. It just gets better every time I go there.
When visiting my brother in Barcelona last year, we had an early flight to catch to the island of Palma Mallorca, so we dragged ourselves out of bed extra early and squeezed in one last hour in the vibrant city.
During those sixty minutes, we discovered beautiful chocolate croissants which we enjoyed with strong espresso, and explored the La Boqueria food market, where we treated ourselves to slices of Spanish bread drizzled with good olive oil and topped with slivers of Serrano ham.
- Spanish toast: Whenever I hanker back to my time in Spain, I make this recipe.
A year or two ago, if you were searching for me on a Saturday morning, you’d have to look no further than The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, where I would be perched on a brick wall or oversized hay bale munching on one of Luke Dale-Roberts’s legendary breakfast röstis. Topped with perfectly poached eggs and salty rashers of bacon, it’s the perfect start to any weekend!
What’s your favourite way to start the day? I’d love to hear from you at email@example.com.
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