Eating Out in Cape Town CentralJason Bakery
Where? 185 Bree Street, Cape Town Central, City Bowl, Cape Town.
When? Monday to Friday from 07h00 to 15h30.
Saturday from 08h00 to 14h00.
Closed on Sundays.
How? Call +27 (0)21 424-5644
Jason Bakery is about more than good coffee and indulgent pastries, despite having plenty of those on hand. This trendy little spot, perched along Bree Street in the City Bowl of Cape Town, combines friendly and efficient service with good food and tasteful décor. Dubbed Cape Town’s hippest street, Bree Street is almost always bustling with locals and tourists that are shopping, eating, drinking craft beers, or just ambling along to enjoy the beauty and vibe of one of the world’s most popular tourist cities.
Jason Bakery is cool and modern, specialising in bistro- and deli-style food. But, this menu is different, and has that “something special” factor that continues to lure discerning diners and hungry passers-by. Special items on the menu include bacon croissants; cronuts or doughssants (a sweet, indulgent combination of a croissant and a doughnut) on Saturday mornings; a toasted sandwich with slow-roasted lamb, hummus and tzatziki; or the duck stir-fry. Other delicious items include the egg and chorizo tartlet, the white choc-chip chocolate brownie, wild mushroom ragout, shukshuka, and the Asian green teriyaki chicken salad with toasted cashew nuts and black sesame seeds. Breakfasts are served until noon, and the menu has wonderful variety to tempt an equally diverse array of palates.
More than the great food, the artisan coffee here is way above par. A double shot is standard – perfect for those on their way to the office, or those needing a bit of fuel for a night out on the town. During the week, it is open from 07h00, making it even more convenient for corporates that want good coffee that does the job before they have to.
Sourdough, multigrain seed loaf, ciabatta, brioche and baguettes are all on offer, and can be ordered 24 hours in advance to enjoy at home.
Jason Bakery is open from 07h00 to 15h30 on Monday to Friday, and from 08h00 to 14h00 on Saturdays and public holidays.