I always get excited when I hear about eateries opening up in my neck of the woods so I was looking forward to grabbing a quick brunch at Black and Co in Constantia. This little eatery was opened in 2017, so it’s brand spanking new, by sisters Natasha and Nadja Swart.
The space is interesting and novel, with this quaint Coffee and Décor Shop smack bang in the middle of a fabric store. Patrons are able to amble freely through the reams of fabric in the adjoining store or peruse various knickknacks for sale in the coffee shop.
2-Course Surprise Lunch Menu
This restaurant will surprise you with a Restaurant
Week 5 YEAR Anniversary Special, using only
seasonal fresh ingredients to give you a real taste of
Price: R 150
Sweet Potato and Leek Soup with Creme Fraiche and Chives
Avocado and Prawn Salad with Sweet Chilli and basil mayonnaise
Rosemary and Lemon Chicken Breast with Roasted Roasted Vine Tomatoes,Zuchhini Fries and Aioli. Spinach & Ricotta Ravioli with Artichoke and Chive Sauce
Coconut and Peanut Butter Ice Cream with Chocolate Brownie Week
We popped in for a quick bite and opted for the “Restaurant Week 3-course Special”
The Starter course was an option of either, Sweet potato and leek soup with crème fraiche and chives or Avocado and prawn salad with sweet chili and basil mayonnaise. I had the Avo and prawn salad which was delicious.
The main course was a choice of Rosemary and Lemon chicken breasts with roasted vine tomatoes, zucchini fries and aioli or the Spinach and ricotta ravioli with artichoke and chive sauce.
The dessert course was a chocolate brownie with coconut and peanut butter ice-cream, sounded delicious but the ice cream was not available, which was somewhat of a disappointment.
Good Food, great coffee (locally brewed in Nyanga Township mind you) and tons of sweet treats for those with a proverbial sweet tooth. This project is no doubt a work in progress and I’m curious to see how it evolves. So, when next you are in the southern suburbs do pop in for a quick bite.
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49 Constantia Main Road,
Email: Natasha@blackandco.co.za Or Nadja@blackandco.co.za
Call: Natasha: 0832251415 Or Nadja 0826780452
Written for JAR PHOTOGRAPHY by Mario Arendse