A manic morning, chasing the sunrise trying to complete as many errands before the heat of the day catches up to your sweat threshold. I needed to grab a quick coffee before a meeting and chose to deliver my derriere to the delight that is HoneyBun.
Coffee & Food:
Flat white. A well prepared micro-foam that left a beautiful creamy mouthfeel. Served at the perfect drinking temperature, albeit on a Capetonian summer scorcher of a day. First impressions count, and the delicious cup set the tone for an enjoyable experience in the shabby-chic area of lower main road, Observatory.
With honest and unpretentious food ranging from the basic Recession breakfast at R22 and enormous croissants and pastries at more than reasonable prices anyone is sure to find something to linger on their taste buds.
A modelling shoot was in progress opposite the table where I was seated. A Scandinavian princess standing, smiling adding a cosmopolitan contrast to the rustic café scene in the suburbs affectionately known as Obs. Her blush pants set off against the patchy pink PVA of the wall behind her. Her smile contrasting to the somewhat struggling façade of the surrounding buildings. A melee of colours, smells, smiles and faces strike me.
As the Frank Sinatra plays into my left ear and a scurry of pedestrians pass on the road in my right ear, it’s an aural orgy that gets the creative juices flowing. A must visit for anyone needing a caffeine kick or a revitalizing new spot to have a chat and dash with an old friend or even the aspiring artists seeking a unconventionally beautiful face to be inspired by.
From the young, rough and beautiful to the clean cut, and office savvy, anyone would be hard pressed to feel unwelcome at HoneyBun. Amazing coffee, friendly waitstaff and beers to boot, catch them at 107 Lower Main Road in Observatory for a memorable visit.
Writer: Chris Green
If you’re looking for something a festive and full of fun, check out Marley Coffee or Ground Zero on Lower Main Road.
If you’re looking for something else, have a look at the best coffee shops in Observatory.