Who’s your boss? It may not technically be the guy you work for. It may be the wife or in my case our 4 year old. Cos lately he’s the one that rules our house. But the guy or gal you work for may be great too. So ditch the usual tie or keyring gift. If you want to spoil them to show your appreciation taking them out for a breakaway breakfast or lunch is bound to score some serious points this International Boss’s Day – 16 October 2017.
Here are a few cool options for when you’re completely stuck.
For the Posh Boss
Kahve Road, Cape Town, Cavendish Square
Pull out the stops and take them to experience a drawing room style cafe with incredible eats and great coffee. A sophisticated spot that is sure to raise eyebrows and points on your scorecard.
126 Cape Kitchen and Cafe, Cape Town CBD
This elegant restaurant located in the Hilton hotel in the CBD is a great spot to impress the boss. Great for a stylish breakfast and to truly impress, take them for lunch. Be warned, it’s a bit of a pocket squeezer.
10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate, Johannesburg Houghton Estate
This fully halaal boutique hotel boasts a popular restaurant that can sometimes be a little difficult to get in to. Book early to make sure you get a spot.
St James on Venice, Morningside Durban
This guesthouse and restaurant will make a superb breakfast breakaway in their intimate restaurant or outdoor setting. Expect beautiful presentation in a relaxed setting.
For the Laid Back Boss
Batavia Cafe, Cape Town CBD
A relaxed and eclectic space in the Bo Kaap. With the cobbled streets outside, artistic decor inside and the hum of the Cape Town vibe passing by you can take them away from the office in body and mind.
Mugg & Bean, Cape Town, Kenilworth Centre
The popular coffee franchise has finally opened a fully halaal branch. If the boss is serious about coffee this is where you need to be. That and great breakfast of course.
Freedom Cafe, Greyville Village, Durban
A boutique hotel with adjoining funky eatery made of containers which has just gone fully halaal. For an interesting experience with a twist try this one for size.
For the Boss who’s also your Buddy
Woodies, Cape Town V&A
What’s better than sharing one of the best burgers in town at the relaxed V&A Food Market. Escape for lunch along with the rest of the office and show him where to get the infamous Woodies burger and experience it for himself.
Rocomamas, Johannesburg, Melrose Arch
Take them to this buzzing spot at Melrose Arch for a burger experience. Struggling to get a booking? No worries. They do breakfast too. Treat them to a milkshake that will blow their mind and they’ll be singing your praises around increase time.
Siddiques, Durban City centre, 031 309 1533
Has your boss had a bunny chow yet? The best places are always a little dodge and out of the way. Ok, so in truth, you’ll want to take the boss here to choose the most amazing bunny he’s ever had and then go somewhere scenic and eat it from the bonnet of your car. ????
For the Lady Boss
Myatt Cafe, Cape Town, V&A
Always a favourite for an elegant breakfast or light lunch. This Parisian style eatery at the V&A Waterfront is sure to put a smile on her dial that should hopefully last for at least the rest of the week.
Belle’s Patisserie, Johannesburg, Athol
Situated in the quaint Blubird Centre this patisserie will sweeten the heart of just about anyone. Voted as the best Patisserie in Joburg they serve up the most delicious macarons, desserts and savory meals.