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The Fat Croissant

My friends Natalie and Tim (little Paige too) own a lovely spot across from Sutton Park.

Located in the heart of Morningside, on the corner of Windermere and Sutton Road, you will discover “The Fat Croissant”.

Pop in before or after an early morning at the beach which is “on the way”.

Based at the Alliance Francaise, enjoy scrumptious breakfasts and light lunches in the garden area or inside the newly decorated venue with its cosy atmosphere.

The menu offers a variety of dishes, including freshly baked croissants, toasted sandwiches or health rolls, crisp salads, wholesome homemade meals and a great cup of coffee.

Although they are only open for breakfast and lunch, the Alliance Francaise arranges a list of concerts, mainly jazz, movie nights/open air cinema in the garden, art exhibitions and other events.

The Fat Croissant also caters for large bookings, takeaways, office lunches, corporate lunches and conferencing.

They provide outside catering and snacks and various functions such as birthday parties.

I really enjoy the coffee and watching Tim put great effort into each cup..

They say: “At The Fat Croissant, we are passionate about our coffee as is our supplier Colombo Fine Beverages Co, and serve a great cappuccino that is ready to drink the moment it reaches your table.

We “micro-texture” the milk portion of our cappuccino in order to enhance the natural starches and proteins in milk, making it a lot sweeter.

Our coffee’s flavour profile tends towards notes of Dutch-process cocoa and spicy accents, while its finish is full of sweet fruitiness courtesy of the carefully selected blend of three origins, Brazilian, Colombian and Ethiopian.

We provide you with one of the freshest and character-full cups of coffee possible!”

For sure I say!

Relax at the table during the week to have a break from your office. Sip on flavoursome coffees and work away on your laptop; or just sit idly in their garden. You might be able to get wireless connectivity (please ask) or at least a power point.

Read more here or telephone 031 822 8181.

I am off to go and make myself a steaming hot cup of aroma filled coffee.

Mimmos “Making life good!”

Now those of you that know me well, know that I like a really hearty breakfast at a really cheap price.

Spur (especially Southway Mall) has always been a front-runner. Their Westwood branch (also in Durban) improved vastly after slight prompting.

So obviously Timol and I got hugely excited when we came across Mimmos in Umhlanga.

A lovely Sunday morning ride on the motorbike or in the Ford Ranger with Roscoe the dog on the back.

We have been there a good few times and the waitrons are always so accommodating (Roscoe get fed bits of bacon fat).

The hot-deal breakfasts have been yummy and yes.. good value for money. Good parking outside too!

Look what you get for R24.90; one of the best deals in town

And for under R20.00

 

Buffet costs more if you want to pig-out

 

 

For the sweet tooth

 

 

Up close and decadent

 

Coffee (now this is where it slips a little)

 

The coffee could have been warmer.

The breakfast below.. (well the eggs speak for themselves: should have been soft)

 

The chicken sausages were “rubber” (taste & feel) and I tried to bounce a section of one to show Timol, who does not want to return to Mimmos.

Other things that morning were not firing a 100% but we won’t go there.

Now this blog is for celebrating good food and not having a go at anyone.

So I will forward this post to Mimmos and I am sure (just like Spur WW); they will up their game so they can continue drawing customers like Timol and I (who previously had at least three top drawer breakfasts in a row).

Good luck Mimmos!

We will visit once more and hope all is back to normal (please – I have seen you draw more customers than your neighboring “competitors”).

You are the only ones who can challenge Spur.

PS – I don’t go to W…Y and all the other spots who have failed to offer value for money in the breakfast department.