Zulfah Jakoet-Abrahams is the lady behind today’s review. She runs her own home based business called Cakies with Love made with lots of love, passion and quality ingredients. She is also sister to Mariam Jakoet Harris, owner of Cooked Inc, whose healthy food to order business I reviewed in December last year. I daresay she is most qualified then to be reviewing New Brighton Bakery in Woodstock.
In Zulfah’s words…
This cosy little gem I spotted a while back when doing deliveries in the Woodstock area. Because I am always on the lookout for new coffee shops to try out on my ‘off’ day, I decided one morning to just stop and take a peek. And this is how my love affair with New Brighton Bakery began and became one of my all time favourite spots…
They offer a simple, yet delicious menu of breakfasts, gourmet sandwiches, light lunches and freshly squeezed juices, a variety of bread and delicious cakes. Everything is freshly prepared, cakes and bread baked on site with friendly service and good coffee. One can definitely taste the love and passion that goes into the preparation of each dish. Even better, from where one is sitting, you can see owner Zaidah Naroth hard at work in the kitchen preparing her meals.
Today we ordered from the sandwich menu. I ordered the trout with cream cheese, avocado and dill; my friend the roast chicken and chilli. Needless to say, it was tasty, fresh and the amount of chilli used was just perfect! And,they are definitely not shy with their avo! I was then offered one of her lunch meals on the house as a take-away. When I got home I couldn’t resist and wait until lunch time, so I ended up digging in! A traditional lasagne made with ostrich mince and beans served with a fresh green salad and light dressing. With all that protein, it makes the perfect post work-out meal! Now because their portions are so well sized, I always end up a bit sad because I am too full to order something sweet! My plan next time is to skip the meals and do only cake and coffee. Cake for breakfast???? Hmmmm, oh well, it will surely be worth every bite. Their mouth-watering dark chocolate and banana cake, ginger cake and brownies are on the top of my list!
So, next time you find yourself in the Woodstock area, look out for the bright orange building on the corner of Queens and Victoria (easy to remember as Queen Victoria!) Road and go try for yourself. They are well priced, it’s value for your money, friendly staff and most importantly they are STRICTLY HALAAL…