We all know breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? It’s the fuel you put in your tank to get you from A to B. Agreed? Well, with that said, the quality of the fuel you put in makes a world of difference. And that is why we brought you all the way to Melville’s quirky container shopping centre, 27 Boxes, for that supposed “most important meal of the day”. Meet the Countess, our best friend when it comes to breakfast… and lunch… and dinner… and after work drinks.
But let’s focus on the gin, I mean breakfast, for now. For quite some time the Countess has been our steampunk home away from home. Whenever we find ourselves in the area, we simply need to pop in. But lately we’ve been making the rounds more often as to work our way through their breakfast menu. The menu reads like a fairy-tale filled with wonder. Variety is what makes the Countess a stone cold stunner when it comes to good food. The attention to detail that goes into the industrial age inspired decor can be found in the kitchen. To give you an example, one of the interesting choices for breakfast would be the Breakfast Burger. It’s made up of a 200g beef patty served on a brioche bun with bacon, smoked cheese and two eggs. Now, I know you are tilting your head sideways and asking, “a burger for breakfast?” Let’s inform you quite promptly that the Countess is known far and wide for her burgers.
Our favourite item on the brekkie menu by far would be the Big English Breakfast Waffle, which consists of thick and crispy Belgian waffles filled with bacon and cheese, accompanied by roasted cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, 2 eggs and a sausage. Runner up to the waffles would be the vegetarian Breakfast: two slices of ciabatta bread, roasted cherry tomatoes, mushrooms, avo slices, basil pesto and smoked cheese. The beauty of it all is that the menu goes on and on… the worst part is having to choose between these tantalising creations. It’s pretty cool of the Countess to cater to vegetarians and weight watchers with healthy options on the menu as well… but we’ll leave that for you to discover once you go there for breakfast – which is served until 12:00.
By Shawn Greyling
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