I’ve heard a lot about this spot recently from friends. Glenda’s also took part in the autumn edition of restaurant week this year. Passing by on a Friday afternoon I felt I just had to stop in.
What struck me most was the street cafe vibe of the restaurant. The whole front of the restaurant is essentially open with tables dotted on the pavement. Sitting at a sunny cafe table on a winters day while reading a good book- my idea of heaven. The interior is quirky mix of modern metal and glass tables with quaint blue walls and floral murals. Waiters greet you in their sunny yellow aprons. It’s a warm and cosy atmosphere.
The first thing to greet you on arrival is the most decadent display of cakes, petit fours and eclairs. Everything looked amazing but I would definitely give the caramel sponge with pop corn topping a try. It’s like an enormous tower of salty, caramelly delight!
The menu is very small. A single page in fact. And mains are rather pricey with nothing under about R120. I feel this is a bit steep for a lunch meal so opted to go for one of their specials- creamy chicken soup. It came served with a toasted, crunchy spring onion muffin which was amazing. As for the soup it was creamy and loaded with pieces of chicken. I definitely didn’t leave hungry. And all for a bargain price of R65.
People who have been there frequently rave about glenda’s meringues and although I didn’t try any, they definitely looked flawless. I’ll be back for tea and cake in future!
Cnr Jan Smuts and North Road
087 550 3613