Woolworths Cafe – Eastgate 

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I’ve been to a few Woolworths cafes over the years and have never been super impressed by their menu. However last weekend we went for breakfast there and I absolutely loved it! Their menu appears to have been revamped and is now packed full of healthy yet tasty options.

Service was not great especially considering the number of staff that they have. They tend to all stand around and be looking in the wrong direction. But their food and coffee more than make up for it. I ordered the newly added hotcakes and my husband had the proper breakfast which is basically like a full English breakfast. The hotcake was amazing. 1 huge hotcake comes served with fresh berries, Marscopone cream, micro herbs and an orange and ginger glaze. The presentation alone is fantastic. Everything comes in woolies signature stoneware crockery. Every dish I saw being brought out looked appetising.

Another thing I really enjoy is their harvest table where you can serve yourself a plate and it is charged by weight.  Although this generally works out quite pricey I find I don’t mind because it’s so delicious and wholesome I feel like I’m getting value for my money. It’s truly a smorgasbord of woolies best ingredients.

If you’re looking to pop in for coffee and cake you won’t be disappointed. For me, a person who doesn’t like my coffee too strong, woolies is probably my favourite place for a cafe latte. They have a great selection of pastries, cakes, scones and cruffins. Very yum!
Overall rating 3.5/5

Eastgate Shopping centre

43 Bradford Road

Bedford Gardens

011 479 6000

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Mythos- Bedford Square

 

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There is nothing that’s more enjoyable than a meze style lunch on a lazy Sunday afternoon.  The new Bedford Centre Square is the ‘it’ place to be if you live on the Eastrand and was predictably packed when we arrived at midday. The square is a lovely place to go if you’re unsure what you want because it has an array of great restaurants to choose from.

We actually tried to go to the restaurant next door but we stood at the entrance for about 5 minutes without being noticed so we decided to move on.As soon as we got to Mythos we were greeted and ushered to our table by one of the managers. No long waits and being ignored here! Our waiter was equally attentive through out the meal and food and drinks were delivered without any undue delay.

The decor is exactly what you would expect from a Greek restaurant. Loads of white and azure with comfortable leather arm chairs. I felt like I could sit and relax all afternoon!

A well stocked wine list was presented to us with a good variety of reasonably priced wines.

We decided to start with a dip platter which comes with 3 dips of your choice and pita bread. A word to the wise, if you plan to have meze, first look at the platters to share as they are well priced and include the dips and pita. We decided not to go with the platter because after ordering the dips separately we didn’t have enough room for all that food.

The Taramosalata (fish roe dip) was absolutely fantastic with a great lemony tang. The skordalia (potato dip), which is usually a firm favourite of mine, was a bit bland and needed seasoning and the Hummus was extremely tasty.

For mains we had 4 meze dishes to share. As my hubby is a big eater I suspect he could have done with a bit more but I was just right.

The fillet Souvlakia was extremely tender however a little bland. Cooked with a bit more salt and herbs it would have been great.

I’ve had chicken livers at other Greek restaurants and been far more impressed. These could have done with a smidgen of sauce to prevent them from being dry.

We also ordered fried haloumi which came out piping hot and still soft, as well as Spanakopita. The Spanakopita was a disappointment for me. These phyllo pastry triangles stuffed with feta and spinach should NEVER be fried in my opinion. They were oily and the beautiful texture of the phyllo was lost.

Overall a very enjoyable lunch and I’ll definitely have to return to sample their selection of desserts. In addition to the traditional baklava I saw a Greek frozen Yoghurt and a Greek take on doughnuts. What could be more delicious!

Overall rating 4/5

Bedford Square
Bradford Rd, Johannesburg

011 615-2271