Tribe Coffee knows that winter can be rough, and as a result they’re giving you a break from normal programming. They pride themselves on doing both the unexpected and the exceptional with their coffee. We were excited to find out if the new winter menu follows this same mind set.
Tribe coffee is the creative fusion of up to 9 different coffees from around the world. From Indonesia, to Africa, to Latin America, and back.
Living in the southern suburbs, I’ve been to the Tribe roastery and café at the Foundry in Woodstock on a number of occasions. It’s one of my favourite spots to have a great cup of coffee
in the morning, for a quick break from work, for lunch, … at any time of the day. But I’ve never been to their store in town before, so I was very happy to join Tribe 112 on Buitengracht Street inside the Donford Motorrad building for an early-morning breakfast with other media & bloggers.
When speaking to Jake – the founder of Tribe – you can immediately sense the amount for passion he has for coffee roasting as well as the city we live in. Serving the coffee & food with eco-friendly and recyclable cups & plates not only sets an important example, it also saves hundreds of litres of water every month in an effort to make a difference. He was also incredibly proud to highlight the accomplishments of his baristas with Dayle Visser coming in second at the recent Nationals.
The Breakfast Menu at Tribe
I want to start off that I thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast at Tribe. While I knew their coffee is excellent, this new winter food offering promises a fantastic experience whenever you visit Tribe be it for coffee or something to eat. As we wanted to sample quite a few dishes on the menu, we received smaller portions on the day.
Our breakfast started on a very healthy note. The Bircher Muesli Brekkie is made with fresh fruit, handmade granola, greek yoghurt and a drizzle of honey. This simple but incredibly fresh kick-start to the morning is available for only R45 and is definitely on my breakfast itinerary from now on when looking for a little something to eat in the early morning.
Bertha’s Egg Florentine
Give me sour dough for the rest of my life and I will be the happiest human on the planet. Add fresh salmon, a few poached eggs and a delicious hollandaise, and you’ve got yourself one hell of a breakfast. The Bertha’s Egg Florentine (R80) was definitely the crowd favourite at the table with everyone raving about the rich & creamy sauce.
Next up, we enjoyed a mushroom Bruschetta (R60), which was served with delicious herb fried mushrooms infused with garlic, and poached eggs placed on a scrumptious piece of bruchetta. Each ingredient played its part, making this my favourite dish of the morning. From the garlic & herbs, to the poached eggs and the delicious bread, the balance of flavours was right on the spot.
With excellent coffee and a winter food menu to match, they will continue to be one of my favourite cafes in Cape Town. Be it for a coffee on the go, breakfast or lunch, I’ve been to Tribe on many occasions and they won’t let you down. The new winter menu adds another delightful element to the Tribe experience in Cape Town.
P.S; If you join Tribe 112 or at The Foundry before before 9am, you will get your coffee fix for only R15.