Schoon in Stellenbosch has evolved yet again with a brand new menu of tasty goodies to enjoy with some of the best coffee Stellenbosch has to offer. Think Schoon classics such as french toast, cronuts, danishes and cinnamon buns, all carefully crafted to mouth-watering perfection in a way that will leave you wanting brunch every day.

One of the many traditions that we have established in the office is brunch on Tuesdays. The day starts off with Schoon’s sourdough bread delivered fresh on our doorstep so Schoon has been a part of the Lumico family for quite some time. That being said, it was only fitting to embark on a brunch trip to enjoy the first taste of the new offerings that Schoon has introduced to their menu. Instead of the usual office brunch, the team headed to Schoon, because let’s face it, brunch is the most important meal of the day.

Here are some of our yummy favourites:

Tasha

Mushroom toast

As a massive fan of pretty much any baked good, I was only too excited to join the 9Lives team on an outing, and we headed out to try the range of goodies on offer at the Schoon Church Street Café. My favourite by far was the Mushroom Toast. Schoon’s signature handmade sourdough bread, toasted and topped with a sourcream sage bechamel sauce and beautifully cooked shimeji and white mushrooms. With buttery, melt-in-the-mouth flavours and the combinations of textures, this savoury dish is an absolute win in my books. You can bet I’ll be back for seconds.

Mushroom Toast

Nina

Schoon’s chickpea smash 

I was carefully optimistic about the savoury selections on Schoon Church Street Cafe’s new menu – while they may be competing with delectable sweet treats such as chocolate fudge Cronuts and Pastei de Natas, the lemony chickpea smash with harissa yogurt on rye toast does by no means shy away from Schoon’s artisanal wow factor. The thoughtful tweaks to fairly simple, yet universally well-loved ingredients are the reason why it is my favourite selection on the menu. Lemon and coriander are always a welcome combination on my plate and it added a yummy, zesty flavour to the chickpea smash. The creamy harissa yogurt serves as a flavoursome base on Schoon’s rye bread and rounds off a scrumptious dish. Its versatility as breakfast, midmorning snack, lunch, or even early dinner means I’ll most definitely be back for many more servings.

Chickpea Mash

Leandra

Chicken mayo baguette

After a late night out I was dragged to the new Schoon Restaurant thanks to the 9Lives team the next morning. The moment I saw the chicken mayo baguette on the menu, I was on-board with the outing. While we waited for our pastries and sweet treats I tried their orange, apple, granadilla & soaked chia seeds juice. Wow! The juice already got me hooked. That’s not even to mentioning the amazing smoked chicken with basil pesto mayo on a fresh, crunchy baguette. The strong smokey flavour of the chicken on the freshly baked crispy baguette was one of my favourite elements of this sandwich. From now on this will be my first stop after a late night out.

Chicken Mayo Baguette

Marié

Mosbolletjie french toast

As a strong believer in anything related to bacon, I opted for the mosbolletjie french toast right away! It was a perfect combination of sweet and savoury, it’s perfectly proportioned and it’s for sure the best french toast I’ve had all year! The banana, tahini honey and bacon on a mosbolletjie french toast makes this dish a lot more local and give you the feeling of home straight away.

Mosbolletjie French Toast

The Schoon Church Street Café is open from Monday to Friday from 07:00 to 16:00, and Saturdays to Sunday from 08:00 to 15:00.

You can check out their full menu at schoon.co.za.

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