To sit out in the cool beneath these lovely trees at the Tin House Cafe is a rare pleasure indeed. That the relaxed atmosphere is complemented by rich, seriously decent coffee is to be expected. The patient and considerate manner of the people working here and the food are what elevates this comfortable establishment not far from the Knysna Waterfront head and shoulders above the rest.
The restaurant runs what I suppose must be described as a confectionist. They make the most beautiful chocolate raspberry tart or for the adventurous, a chocolate chilli raspberry tart. Chocolate fundis may know that Chocolate and chilli have actually been used together since the very beginning of chocolate.
Back to the cool beneath the trees though. My Bruschetta, Ciabatta with smoked Salmon and avocado arrives and my word if it isn’t just the perfect thing for lunch on a hot Saturday. The capers make it. The salmon is, as salmon tends to be, delicious. One can tell that this is a restaurant with a commitment to good food. The seasoning is perfect, not heavy handed, and each flavour works with the others.
As the salad goes down I’m surprised to hear the mellow lilt of a guitar as Brent Kozak gently turns the volume up on his tuneful and light acoustic medley.
Fantastic. Looking around I realise that the place is a lttle larger than I had at first realised. Next to the restaurant section is where the confectionary and well, art with food, is made. Today I saw birthday cakes under construction and was strictly ordered away from the preparation area. Got a few snaps of the goodies they make in there though. It’s where they keep the chocolate raspberry tarts.
There is a play area in the back for children, safe and well away from the road. Their breakfast menu is substantial. There is very little in the way of good food and comfort that these folk don’t do right.
Thank you so very much for a quite unforgettable Saturday.