WHAT A BITE! A taste of the Bay’s goodness at Café Capellini Newton Park

BY LIANDè BARNARD - AUGUST 8, 2014

Having only recently arrived in Port Elizabeth, I have begun investigating the restaurant scene in my new home town. A recent lunch break with a work colleague to Café Capellini, in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth, was a good start.

Upon arrival, we were warmly welcomed by one of Capellini’s staff, who promptly ushered us towards our table. Whilst waiting for our menus to arrive, I noticed that despite its size, which can easily sit up to 100 patrons, its layout was such that you could easily move around without bumping into them or their tables.

When our waiter arrived, we had the difficult task of selecting one meal from a list of equally tempting options on the menu. After much debate, I opted for the Capellini Gourmet Sarmie, which consisted of crispy bacon, avocado and chicken strips on health bread with a yogurt dressing on the side, while my colleague went for their Thai Chicken Tramazzini.

One bite into my Sarmie was a case of ‘love at first bite’. The combination of the sweet yoghurt dressing perfectly complemented the mild saltiness of the bacon and chicken. It was just perfect! A quick glance over to my colleague told me that she also fully enjoyed her meal as I did mine.

Our meals having gone down perfectly, we decided to spoil ourselves with one of their desserts. The tough decision was between sweet pancakes and the scrumptious cakes that had caught my eye from the moment we walked in. Eventually, we chose the former which was caramel and banana pancakes, and what a choice it turned out to be - pure goodness.

Apart from its comprehensive menu choice, Café Capellini also has an exclusive Friday night special called the 1-2-3 deal. This is a set three-course meal for only R120 per person. I will definitely be trying that soon.

What’s more, the restaurant lends itself well for intimate parties and events as well as successful corporate functions. There are also three meeting rooms that seat between five and 10 people, as well as a fully-equipped boardroom for up to 30 people.

Friendly service, great food, and a relaxing atmosphere make them one of my newly-found favourite restaurants in Port Elizabeth. I truly enjoyed my time there and will definitely visit them more often in the near future.

To book your next meal, visit Café Capellini at 291 Cape Road, Newton Park or contact 041 363 2847.