The Yard recently opened it’s doors in the V&A Waterfont’s Silo District, a joint venture between Abigail Bisogno from Spice Route in Paarl and restauranteur G.P. Singh. It’s a gem for great coffee, local designer goods, and yummy food (particularly their Indian dishes). Now they’ve launched a fun new Sunday Brunch offering where you can enjoy a lazy morning paired with live jazz music.
We popped in to see what they were serving up and were particularly excited to find a Europe-Meets-Indian mash-up menu with everything from croissants to waffles with butter chicken (totally delicious) and full on curry with naan bread and sambal.
They also have a good range of vegetarian options. The Yard’s brunch showpiece is traditional Indian dosa, which is both vegan and gluten-free. This fermented rice flour pancake is co-founder G.P. Singh’s signature offering. Dosas can also be ordered with chicken biryani, keema-spiced lamb, palak paneer or dal makhani.
I would definitely recommend going for their Indian dishes – firstly because you don’t really find curry as a breakfast option in general Cape Town restaurants, and secondly because they’re by far the tastier choice. The pastries are fine but nothing special so you might as well skip the post-carb guilt.
The coffee on the other hand is seriously amazing so drink as much as your brain can handle. Rosetta makes a mean cuppa and they show off all kinds of delicate notes through their range of blends.
Price wise, you can expect to pay touristy rates so prepare yourself. Combine the setting with the vibe, though, and it’s not a bad way to spend a Sunday.
The restaurant will serve brunch every Sunday from 10:00 onwards. Those who attend Sunday brunch can expect live jazz, from 12h00 to 15h00, over and above the regular food offering. For more details or to book, call 021 879 1157, or visit www.theyardatsilo.co.za.