What do you do when it threatens to rain on your Winter public holiday? Wintery things, of course. That’s why last weekend we met a friend for a coffee-fuelled weekend breakfast (and tried Jason Bakery’s much talked about daily dough-ssant – more on that below), went to our nearest News Cafe twice, and spent the public holiday trying to keep dry as that’s the day it really bucketed down. More below…
Saturday, 13 June 2015: Jason Bakery breakfast, with Jana, News Cafe drinks with seagull
The menu’s printed daily at Jason Bakery, as the dough-ssant option changes daily. Look at my beautiful cappuccino with a shortbread biccie on the side.
Lookit! Husband’s breakfast Cola was so tiny Jana suggested we take a photo including his hand to show the scale. So cute he had two (Colas, not hands, he’s always had two of those, and at R9 for the 200ml dinky bottle it’s not bad).
The dough-ssants are the reason we opted for Jason Bakery, and boy were they good! What’s a dough-ssant, you ask? It’s like a cronut, sometime called a French doughnut – round doughnut shaped but the texture is all croissant. It’s R35 and Saturday saw us facing the ‘Turkish Deight-choc ganache’ option, with a thick layer of delight inside and glittery soft pinkness atop. Delightful.
Proof that Jana and I were both there! Here we are, tucking into our dough-ssants. We couldn’t finish in one sitting and were HUNGRY to start with (though I confess I did finish mine in the car on the way home.)
Husband was not tempted by all the sweet treats, opting instead for the Wild Wild West breakfast. His pleasing pan came with a bread base, Jack Daniels beans, fried egg and tasty sosswag.
It was a cold day so we sat and watched some telly that afternoon – Bassie objected to yet another photo but Bertie didn’t notice me taking this shot, he was so engrossed in watching TV.
We ventured out again that evening – a sweet seagull decided to get very close while we waited for our drinks to arrive at News Cafe, Blouberg. The whiteness in the distance is the sea.
Husband glugged an Amstel Draught…
I had a cafe mocha. Lovely mix of coffee and hot choc. The seagull had winged his way further up the coastline by then.
Sunday, 14 June 2015: News Cafe breakfast, lemon meringue pie and Milo
While at News Cafe we’d both spotted yummy sounding things on their breakfast menu, so we returned on Sunday morning. This is my strawberry cheesecake flapjacks and (empty) cappuccino cup…
Husband went for the Hangover Eggs (not that he had one). It was very good, he loved them – slices of toast with baked beans, rashers of streaky bacon, egg and feta. Of course he doctored it with lots of Tabasco sauce. And washed it down with a Cola.
Mum surprised us with Milo and lemon meringue pie when we visited for lupper on Sunday.
The bottle the others sampled during lupper; I was still on flu meds. It was a lovely peachy colour.
Monday, 15 June 2015: Met at the bus stop by my doglet
Husband got home long before me on Monday (we were not among the clever few who took a day’s leave for an extra long weekend). Both doggies hopped in the car to come fetch me from the bus stop. Bertie was leaping around the back seat, Bassie was excited to know where we were going – a little sad when we just went back home.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015: movies in the rain
Here is Husband, dressed in skimpy T-shirt and shorts when we ventured out to Grand West Casino in the rain.
Thursday, 18 June 2015: Blue lemonade cocktails at African Pride 15 on Orange
The blue lemonade ‘cocktails’ handed to us when we arrived at the Meltwater marketing brainfood event at the African Pride 15 on Orange hotel on Thursday.
Friday, 19 June 2015: Weekend cupcakes!
One of my colleagues surprised us with delicious, moist chocolate cupcakes she’d baked using Woollies’ cake mix. Lovely way to start a Friday!
There you have it, kids. Hope your weekend ahead is lovely 🙂