We popped in at Ou Meul Bakkery (yes) and Café for a Saturday morning breakfast. The bakery is situated within the Willowbridge Centre and is an ideal spot for a tasty croissant and cup of coffee.

We chose to start the day off with a cappuccino, as we believe one should. The coffee comes from the Bootlegger Coffee Company and it was truly fantastic. Just what we needed. Ou Meul has a range of delicious-looking items. We opted to choose from their breakfast menu, but I’d also recommend just ordering a simple but tasty-looking almond or chocolate croissant.

Ou Meul Willowbridge

Willowbridge Centre

Ou Meul interior

The cosy interior

Ou Meul coffee

The way to start any good day

I decided to sway from my ‘usual’ and order something I hadn’t tried before: breakfast spring rolls for R85. These spring rolls are filled with bacon and cheese and served with scrambled eggs, Pomodoro sauce and a basil pesto mayonnaise. The spring rolls were really tasty and rich, because of all the cheese, and the scrambled eggs were delicious. I particularly liked the Pomodoro sauce – a garlicy, tomato dipping sauce. It was scrumptious!

My husband picked my second best option: a French Toast Croissant Stack for R78. I’d never tried a French toast croissant before and it was fantastic! It was served with pan-fried mushrooms, roasted cherry tomatoes, crispy bacon, a sunny-side-up egg, and basil pesto mayonnaise. It was really crispy and yummy! Perfect for a Saturday breakfast! You can also add extra avocado for R18.

Ou Meul also serves freshly-squeezed juices. You have the option of ordering apple, carrot, orange or ginger juice or a blend of these juices. We opted for a blend of ginger, orange and carrot juice. I thoroughly enjoyed this as I love these flavours, especially ginger. The juice was refreshing and yummy.

The bakery also serves pies, which we’ve heard are amazing! You can also buy some of their biscuits, breads and rusks to take home.

Ou Meul Spring rolls

Breakfast spring rolls

Ou Meul French Toast

French Toast Croissant Stack

Ou Meul

The pie section – and more!

You can pop round to Ou Meul Bakkery and Café at Willowbridge for breakfast and lunch from Monday to Sunday. For more information, you can contact them on +27 21 914 0540 or you can email them at willowbridge@oumeul.co.za. Also check out the Ou Meul website here for other branches.

Written by Janet Rowsell

Article Date: November 2017