Situated at the top of Kloof Street, right in the heart of the City Bowl, sits this absolute gem: Manna Epicure. Walking inside transports you to another time, a time when life was calm, quiet and serene. It is the perfect sanctuary, completely detached from the chaos outside.
All white walls and beautiful, white-washed wooden furniture with a few stand-out signature pieces makes it a pleasure to be inside. It has a polite but welcoming way about it and although stark in its whiteness it still, somehow, makes you feel at home. There is a warmth about it that draws you into its safe clutches and allows you to sit in peace while watching the world go by. The restaurant evokes a slightly European air making you feel like you are on holiday… always a great feeling!
Manna serves breakfast, lunch and dinner but is most famous for its breakfast. On a Saturday or a Sunday you will struggle to get a seat as it overflows with some of Kloof Street’s finest hipsters, families, dogs, bicycles and the like. The eggs benedict and the waffles are both highly recommended and will not disappoint. Meals are reasonably priced, between R35 and R80, and the coffee is fantastic. So take a newspaper, your pet, or your partner and wander down there for a lovely leisurely breakkie.
More recently open for dinner, the restaurant lives up to and exceeds expectations. An incredible romantic ambiance is set with a scattering of candles, and with summer on our doorstep, this spot is most definitely going to fly! The menu is impressive in that it ranges from simple starters and mains to some more delectable dishes allowing you to choose exactly what feels right for both your tummy and your wallet. Prices range from R60 – R150.
On our last visit there, my husband and I couldn’t resist and splashed out with three courses. To start we indulged in the Camembert starter (if you are a cheese fan this is a must). We then shared the Chateaubriand for two, an amazing meal, which is incredible value for money. The delicious cuts of meat are accompanied with hearty portions of both sides and sauce. To finish off we had the Chocolate Tart, a mouth-wateringly delightful dessert. Wine and craft beers are available to complement the wonderful food.
The peaceful and tranquil setting is complemented by the superbly helpful and friendly staff. No matter what the time of day, this place will welcome you with open arms and leave you feeling loved, fulfilled and happy so don’t wait too long before you go there.
Manna Epicure Restaurant
151 Kloof Street
tel: 021 426 2413
email : email@example.com