We like brunch. It’s our favourite weekend activity. I don’t like breakfast, forcing down oats or musli, no matter how delicious, anything before 10:30 is a struggle. But brunch is that magical meal that says “I have the luxury of time. I can eat my eggs at 10:30 at my leisure.”
For our Anniversary we thought it appropriate that we go have brunch somewhere new, and Richmond Studio Cafe sounded smashing. The cafe is owned by award winning photographer Antoine de Ras. It used to be his studio, but now we all get to visit this space filled with old cameras, impactful photographs, cool lighting, and great coffee. Sitting by the street facing window watching the world go by is blissful. Another gem is the parquet floors and beams. They where salvaged from The Bohemian, mostly just referred to as The Boh, a legendary music pub where many musicians caught their break and most patrons rarely left sober. It’s a nice feeling, knowing that a part of the Boh still lives on in Richmond.
Now what about the actual food? We ordered two perfect Origin cappuccinos; a breakfast sandwich named The Khumalo filled with egg, cheese, bacon, salsa and a pesto sauce; and avo on ciabatta toast with fresh radishes, rocket and a poached egg. Everything was full of flavour, made with care, and simply yummy.
Since it was our Anniversary brunch we ordered a slice of cheesecake too. Where adults, we make the rules right. Again it was really tasty, not very sweet, just the right amount of tart, worth coming back for more.
Go visit them at 14 Menton Rd, Richmond, Johannesburg. Open Monday – Sunday. See Facebook for more details.