Category Breakfast/Brunch

Granola muesli healthy balls recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Granola muesli healthy balls – no bake recipe

These are hearty, crunchy and nutty.  There’s no messing around.  You just grind nuts, toast oats, and add in some other sweetness.  You can pretty much use any type of nut if you crush it up and don’t make it too buttery, but even then, too buttery is usually not too terrible. It’s like 2, […]

The Duck and Waffle London | Milk and Cookies

The Duck and Waffle, London

London came with a few priorities.  One to eat.  Two to see best bestie Tasty Photography.  So when good friend plus eating mosied on down to the decision table, a “no can do,” was a no can do.  The Duck and Waffle is an escapade to the top of the Heron Tower for rustic dishes […]

Deluxe and The Yard in Fisheye | Milk and Cookies SA

Deluxe and The Yard in fisheye

The meanest cups of Deluxe coffee and views from The Yard from a fisheye lens. A Saturday morning rendezvous at The Yard: home to Deluxe Coffeeworks (top 6 coffee places in the CBD) The Bitches Tits for lunch,  Mucky Mary’s for an all day breakfast, and The Dogs Bollocks for some kick ass burgers. The […]

Tamboers Winkel Cape Town | Milk & Cookies

Tamboers Winkel | Cape Town

Tamboers Winkel might just be the coziest breakfast in Cape Town. This warm and tender eatery is packed full of deliciousness.  The crew behind the counter waits patiently while people look at their chalkboard menu, that changes seasonally, and then again over to the selection of wines that runs up the wall.   Then happy […]

Weekend French Toast

French toast is not only for the weekends, that’s the most important thing to remember.  Savory, sweet, whatever, whenever. However,  French toast is a dish best served on the weekend.  It’s a brunch menu staple and a favorite to many.  Many of my food happy friends compare French toast around their cities just like pizza, […]

A Sunday Afternoon in Banana Bread Land

It’s exactly what it sounds like, your perfect sunday, waking up late, pulling open the curtains to see a rainy windy sky, watching the West Wing because getting out of bed makes absolutely no sense, followed by a late stroll to a good friend’s (and baker’s) house, to find the ingredients of banana bread laid […]

Slow Roasted Veggie Quiche

@ The Lunchtime POP-UP Shop So this is love.  Cheesy, eggy, creamy, quichey with vegetables roasted so slowly they candied themselves into sweet heaven.  Gluten free not because they have to be, but because this flakey pea crust is so decadent it smoothly transitions the soft tender middle of the quiche with the outside shell.  The veg […]

The Lunchtime Pop-Up Shop: August 20-24

Milk & Cookies is heading back to its Salt Circle roots, but sans the old market set-up. This time, we are going mobile, organising our first ever POP-UP Shop, with new yum-yums galore. Take a break from your usual lunch eats and come visit Aug 20-24, when lunchtime stars will feature alongside classic cookie goodies. […]

Nashville and the Farmers’ Market

Nashville is exactly like Memphis, but cleaner and with less bail bond shops.  The people are friendly with a sweet southern accents and the buildings have character that seems familiar to the state of Tennessee.  Everyone is curious to know more about you and genuinely are nice, which is, well, really nice.  Home to country […]

Skinny Legs and All

Skinny Legs and All gets hipster points for its alluding name and a couple more for the design magazines scattered around.  The food is good though and no minus hipster points for pretentious but not able to deliver. It’s good and simple with no frills.   Go for the breads and baked goods they are probably […]

Oh, Dear Me, Oh My, that meal was good.

Walk down a side street, slip through the door, and end up in a small quaint place to chow down (maybe not even noticing the bar upstairs).   A little bit Alice in Wonderland mixed with a little bit hipster, there are plants hanging upside-down from the ceiling and whimsical detailing on the walls (see […]

Brunch at Salt Cafe in Bantry Bay

Let’s be honest, for most Capetonians, Salt Cafe seems a little bit beyond the reach of the pocket, ok fine pretentious.  It’s located at an expensive hotel that can be full of tourists during busy season.   And, after reading the ratings on the typical review sites, Tripadvisor and so on,  it was  a tossup between average […]

Root Vegetable, Mushroom, & Goat Cheese Quiche

Quiche can be made with any ingredient as long as it has a crust, eggs, milk, and cheese.  It’s a very easy base that caters for any filling your little food loving heart desires.  When everyone is saying you are an unbelievable cook, you’ll know all you did was assemble, and that cheese and eggs […]

Arnold’s on Kloof

After tweeting, googling, and messaging around to find a place to eat some brunch on a Sunday, a task that proved to be nearly impossible, the classic Arnold’s on Kloof was the answer. Cape Town is so lovely, but convenience is not its finest quality.  It was open and served breakfast: those were the requirements.  Because, when you are […]