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The Mercury, Food & Wine, 26 March 2014

Breakfasts to leave home for

by Debbie Reynolds

 

"A snap survey on Facebook to find out where to get 'the best breakfast in town' dished up a number of restaurants and cafes, from the north and south coasts to inland.  Debbie Reynolds picked out the top six as 'voted' by her Facebook friends - which doesn't mean there aren't others which deserve mention as there were at least 20 nominations."

 

"There's good reason parc. notched up several accolades last year - Top 10 Café Society Coffee Award, EatOut Top 500 restaurants in SA (Durban café) and Best Breakfast in Durban by Wanted Magazine.

 

This Glenwood gem is everything a good café should be, from its daily specials using locally sourced artisanal produce to its friendly professional service.  Tables spill on to the pavement and on balmy Durban days, soaking up the sun is bliss.  Plus, on most mornings, you get the added bonus of the aroma of freshly-baked bread coming from Glenwood Bakery next door, which, of course, is where parc.'s home-made breads are sourced.

 

The parc. menu is seasonal, but breakfast favourites are standard.  Worthy of particular mention are the Not-so-Benedict (bacon, poached eggs, lemon hollandaise and capers on potato and rosemary bread).  Toasted scone, mushroom, bacon and poached eggs with roast red peppers and wholegrain mustard cream and, my personal favourite, corn and zucchini cakes, poached eggs, coriander, haloumi, olives, tomato and vanilla relish.  The coffee is definitely worth lingering over."

 

 

Mercury, Food & Wine review by Debbie Reynolds

 

 

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