Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Bean there, done that...

The coffee shop uses old long playing record sleeves as place mats

As you arrive at "Bean there" you are served with strong, black filter coffee in enamel mugs. A very old South African tradition

A while ago the whole family went to the city on business. While there we had breakfast in a quaint little coffee shop/restaurant in the shopping centre. This cosy and well-run place is called "Bean there" and serves traditional South African beverages, light meals and snacks.

Debbie, John and I opted for a health breakfast while hubby had a toasted ham, cheese and tomato on white bread with chips on the side!

The helpful waitron showed us a lovely play area just beyond our table where the two older children entertained themselves while we had breakfast. He also took them a plate of chips and tomato sauce/ketchup to snack on.

The littlest Hedges couldn't deside whether to chew the rusk or squeaky toy

The glassed- off play area within sight of our table, was a wonderful diversion for the children. Above you can see grandson dipping into the chips while playing "school" with his sister

Now that we've discovered this delightful eatery, we will definitely be using it regularly when in the city.

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  1. What a cute idea for placemats and it's nice that they provide a place for children to play.
    Thanks for stopping by.
    Sunny :)

  2. Oh, yes, I love the placemats, too! And how great to have a place for the kids! The food looks delicious and your photos are delightful and colorful! Now I'm hungry!!



  3. Bean there sounds great. So nice that they provide a playroom, and the food looks wonderful, too.

  4. Must really be a cozy place. And kid's friendly, too. Very nice photos, too.

  5. I love the placemats and I so want to try that traditional South African meal. The baby looks so cute trying to decide which one to nibble on :D nice post and captures!


  6. That looks like a wonderful cafe - one reason I love good independent cafes is that its amazing the twists that people can put on drinks and food.

  7. What a lovely place! Great idea for placemats. I hope they've been laminated so they will last a long time.

    I love the play "school" setting as part of the play area for kids.


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