We know what you’re thinking; Bree Street doesn’t need yet another pretentious brunch spot. But Syrup, a new brunch bar on the popular foodie street is hell-bent on turning the Cape Town food scene on its head with a fresh new approach. With its stylish décor and trendy menu, you’d be forgiven for thinking Syrup was just another cutesy eatery pushing the usual gourmet waffles and artisan coffee angle. But, what sets this new addition apart from its Breet Street neighbours is its unique business approach. The non-profit business donates all proceeds to causes around the city, making the concept of Sunday brunch with friends just that much sweeter.
While Syrup as a concept isn’t exactly new, the eatery is new to Cape Town. Started in 2012 in Oklahoma, USA, by foodie-and-pastor duo Ashley and Jason Kennedy, Syrup is all about doing things differently. The restaurant is the second iteration of what Jason and Ashley refer to as “impact-based” restaurants, where all profits are donated to two different projects (one in Oklahoma and one in Langa, Cape Town).
Offering Capetonians a range of hearty American-style brunch dishes, Syrup promises to delight both young and old with their unique brand of feel-good comfort food. Hungry customers can expect to find delights like Morning Glory waffles (topped with scrambled eggs, bacon and cheddar cheese) American-style biscuits with sausage gravy, filled bagels, waffle toasties, and crunchy French toast, on the menu. Enjoy these brunch classics with a side of coffee and you’ve got the stuff Sunday brunch dreams are made of.
Find Syrup at 231 Bree Street, Cape Town. The restaurant is open from 07:00 – 14:00, Monday to Friday, and from 08:00 to 15:00 on Saturdays. For more information say Hi to Syrup Cape Town on Facebook.