Myatt Cafe & Chocolatier, V&A Waterfront

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Shop 6244, Upper Level, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town

021 418 8844

09.00 - 22.00 all week

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HOUSE REVIEW:

The first thing I thought of when I walked past Myatt was of Paris. The style and decor reminded me so much of my trip to the city of romance that I simply could not pass up an opportunity to relive the experience. The location of the cafe is rather incongruous and unexpected. It fills a triangular space where shopping aisle meets passage to the hotel.

The little space is very well used and dramatically decorated in a vintage meets modern Parisian style. You can’t help gawking a little at the beautiful designer melting chandeliers, Eileen side tables, the walnut tables embossed in metal with Myatt’s logo and the clear perspex hanging chair in one corner. The urge to try out the hanging chair seems irresitible to most patrons as it’s always been occupied whenever I’ve been there.

The island consol in the middle of the shop is topped with a tray of glasses and water jug filled with slices of lemon and mint leaves floating in icy water ready for the thirsty customer, and flanked by 2 designer Vitra wire chairs sporting bright purple cushions. The modern decor is offset by beautiful crockery from Villeroy and Boch and old world charm in the form of sugar cubes in china bowls with little tongs to grasp them.

The food is light and interesting. Breakfast is mostly continental, croissants and scones being the order of the day. You won’t find a fried egg on this menu. Light meals in the way of gourmet sandwiches and savoury tarts do for lunch and dinner. The word sandwhich doesn’t really do justice to the affair placed in front of you.

Roast chicken with wild rocket and watercress, toasted cashew nuts, grilled vegetables and a mango atchaar viniagrette… the description on the menu alone makes my mouth water. They also do a high tea with lot’s of little delectables to choose from.

Just across the passage the other half of the cafe is dedicated to a little chocolate shop selling imported chocolates specially made for Myatt. The chocolates are available to try on the cafe menu as well, just be sure to ask for a price before you order, as these little gems hit your pocket pretty hard. The “piece de resistance” is the variety of coffee and teas.

There are several unusual blends of tea available but what does it for me everytime is the most divine mocha which is a hot chocolate with a shot of espresso. They also have the most incredible desserts and is the perfect place for coffee and dessert after a meal.

Price-wise they are on the higher end of the scale but in my opinion it’s worth it. Also not very child friendly. Perhaps too posh for the kids.

Myatt is also a great choice for a small corporate function or a cosy get together. For those needing catering, they offer scrumptious three or five course set menus or a delightful canapé menu to choose from. For bookings, and more information, please contact myattcafechocolatier@myatt.co.za

Muslim Owned

Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch,

Yes

Accepted

No

Car Park

Accepted

Available

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4 Reviews

  1. Swaleha
    Swaleha
    30th March 2016 at 3:09 pm Reply

    This restaurant is way over-rated just because of its location. Other than the macarons, which is always out of stock on the good flavours, there is not much to recommend unless you just want to sit in a posh space. The waitress staff are also very rude and unhelpful.

  2. Nadia
    Nadia
    17th May 2016 at 4:07 pm Reply

    Went there the weekend very upmarket , good service and tasty food, will definitely be visiting again 🙂

  3. Nasira Mohideen
    Nasira Mohideen
    13th July 2016 at 12:12 pm Reply

    I was visiting Cape Town from Pretoria over the weekend and visited your store. Your staff are not very helpful in fact I think they need a lot of training to deal with clients. Your manager is absolutely unfriendly and does not know how to deal with issues. I also find your bill boxes totally in appropriate if you say you are Muslim Owned. NEVER AGAIN.yOUR FOOD IS OVERPRICED for sure.

  4. Mohamed Allie
    Mohamed Allie
    11th October 2017 at 1:46 pm Reply

    I will not recommend Myatt, not because of the quality of food but for the complete lack of customer service. We went for brunch in a group of seven, including kids. We were directed by waitress to sit at a table which had a reserved sign. Out of now where the manager (who appeared to be a foreigner) came and instructed us firstly not to sit there and secondly after we tried to tell him we told to sit there he told us to “Just Relax”. It is the way he spoke, in a very disrespectful tone that upset us. Nonetheless, we stayed, as we had hungry children with us. The food was not bad, a bit expensive and the waitress tried to keep us happy. Although she did forget to bring our milk with our tea and glasses with the bottle of water we ordered. She also apologized for her rude manager going as far to say that he has had other complaints about his mannerism when he speaks to customers. I will not visit this place again, and I will be advising people not to go there!

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