Brocka, Canal Walk

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Shop 100, Entrance 4, Canal Walk, Century Boulevard, Cape Town, South Africa

021 5510216

9:00 - 22:00 Monday to Sunday

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The Street Food concept has been doing the rounds for some years and has been growing in popularity. In Cape Town, most of it has been in the form of home based vendors who only serve on specific days, creating cult followings who wait loyally for their weekly fix. Some major franchises like Rocomamas have cottoned on to this trend and created sit down eateries where you can enjoy the messy hands concept in a restaurant environment. A halaal option in Cape Town has been elusive though. Besides Woodies at the V&A who pioneered this trend.

Along comes Brocka, with their slick urban streetstyle look and feel designed by the acclaimed Industrial designer Aiden Bennetts, their exciting on trend menu and an everyday accessibility for breakfast, lunch and supper in a sit down venue in the centrally located Canal Walk Mall.

Brocka bannerT Hungry for Halaal

Their unique venue is unmissable at the Pick n Pay entrance of the mall. The container in a warehouse concept with the name in huge billboard lights above it make for an eye-catching entrance. The interior is atmospheric, with a unique blend of rustic and ultra-modern finishes. An indoor laser cut pergola, copper-hued Tolix chairs, exposed brickwork, and homespun table elements, contribute to an urban decay feel.

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

 

The concept is not that of a full restaurant. You order you meal at the counter and take a seat if you’re eating in. Your food will be brought to your table in rustic Brockafied wooden trays. Burgers are wrapped in branded paper and ribs, wings and fries are served in disposable cardboard containers. Cutlery is also of the disposable wooden variety. It almost feels a bit like a roadhouse concept. There are no waiters taking orders, just servers who will bring you your order.

The menu is cheeky, and includes “Moerse Shakes”, “Big Buns”, “Lit Ribs” and more. It is definitely on fleek! At the media launch last Thursday we got to sample some of the goodies. So on to the important stuff, the food:

We started with the ribs which was sweet and sticky as expected, tender and falling off the bone. The wings were ok, good flavor but not pre-fried or sticky enough for me. I felt like they needed more texture.

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

 

Then came the Veteran burger which is their basic burger that comes with a hand pressed Beef patty and BBQ sauce. All burgers are served with mayo, lettuce, onion, tomato and pickles on a brioche bun. I like the brioche bun because it adds an extra level of flavor to the burger. I found this burger tasty but too messy for me. Next time I won’t unwrap it completely. It might be easier to eat if you unwrap as you go along.

The Mexican Fest burger was flavour packed with the addition of 3 chilli poppers, chilli sauce and avo. The chilli poppers on the burger were an innovative touch. Loved it. These came with rustic hand cut fries which were also very good.

 

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

Image credit: Tabassum Aleem

 

Of the sweet dishes on offer there was the Rocky Road waffle with chocolate, marshmallow, caramel and nuts which was good as well as the Usual Suspect with maple syrup, banana and nuts both served with cream. These came with a popcorn milkshake known as the “Gold Digger”. While I usually find caramel flavoured anything too sweet for me, I found this milkshake to be just right. The popcorn added crunch and the flake was an old school but welcome chocolatey touch.

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

Brocka Hungry for Halaal

Prices are a bit on the higher end of the scale and ranges from R59 for the Veteran burger only to R79 for a combo with fries and soda. The Mexican came in at R89 for the burger only. Ribs at R99 for 400g (no fries), and wings at R69 for 400g. Waffles start at R49, shakes from R39 to R59. Kids could be accomodated by the Munchies section on the menu that has smaller burgers, loaded fries and a quesadilla.

They have some vegetarian options on the menu, but make no mistake, Brocka is aimed at meat eaters. Breakfast options are available as well as a small coffee menu. There’s still lots to try on this menu and I’m going back real soon for them cheesy loaded fries…..

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6 Reviews

  1. Yumna
    Yumna
    1st December 2017 at 11:54 am Reply

    This is soo exciting! cant wait to try it… they give off a very rocca mommas vibe when i walked past last night…. heres hoping they live up to the expectation 🙂

  2. Razaan Davids
    Razaan Davids
    7th December 2017 at 10:39 am Reply

    Not impressed with Brocka Canal Walk, my family and I visited Brocka and even though the food came quickly the amount what’s a disgrace. Wing’s and chips combo should read winglets and 10chip combo. The amount of chips that looks like it was thrown in the holder should have stayed behind. It shouldn’t be called chips as the amount It could have been better the size even worse. I don’t think we will be back. Also the serviette was impossible to get off the knife and fork as it was broken after attempting to get it off. No additional serviettes. Not impressed

  3. Kimberley
    Kimberley
    9th December 2017 at 7:51 pm Reply

    Not impressed at all. I can get a better burger and chips and steers or nandos for cheaper.

    The cost is too high.

    Burger drenched in sauce.

    What happened to the old fashioned cheese slice?

    Chips drenched in oil and extremely small portion.

    Onion rings batter falling off but a good tasting batter. Needs more work

    No knife and fork provided. When we got it was plastic. Surely if they want to do a cheap throw away they could do a little more effort.

    Overall NOT worth the cost honestly.

  4. byron haupt
    byron haupt
    9th December 2017 at 10:56 pm Reply

    Poor service, horrendous order and seating process. You order at the tellers before being seated which you then find on your own, which we did not, and we already paid so no choice but to wait. If you want anything after that you need to go back in the queue and wait to place the order and pay upfront again.
    This is a takeaways not diner or restaurant as we were made to believe.
    Pros:
    Great milkshakes, good aestehetics

  5. FEROZE HASHIM
    FEROZE HASHIM
    15th December 2017 at 10:02 am Reply

    SOMETHING DIFFERENT
    LOVED IT.

  6. Jean
    Jean
    28th December 2017 at 7:17 pm Reply

    Super disappointed with overall experience…went for lunch today and was seated at a table that the waiter wiped with his bare hands!!! The restaurant was not packed but we waited for 30 mins for our food without any apology from our waiter but another waiter took noticed our wait were long and came over to advise us that she has checked on our order..much appreciated hopefully you can train the rest to be more attentive?? The burger was the worst ever…Mc Feast would have been 10 times better. The chips was oily and the crisp off cuts belong in a packet of crisp…money well wasted…super disappointing…

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