I get a lot of press releases. Having worked in a PR agency and written loads of them myself, I can tell which are worth getting excited about and which aren't. That said, I get particularly interested when I receive something from The Network Queen. She works for a company who consistently organise awesome launches/events and when I get an invite from her I'm there. So...I was particularly bummed when I realised I couldn't attend the launch of Cafe Chic. Looking at the pics she sent through I can say that this place screams Jamie Who (you did see the purple chandelier hey?). I obviously can't comment on the food but the overall look and the general vibe make me a little bit excited in my privates.
The press blurb explains that there are:
two fine dining restaurants, premium Whiskey Bar, Cocktail Lounge, Moroccan chill-out tent, Patisserie corner and exclusive Boutique.
I'm okay with that.
The menu itself also looks impressive. There is a definite French accent to most dishes and a strong emphasis on seafood. There is a separate tapas menu (you know how much I enjoy a tapas menu) and they also do a Sunday brunch. Obviously the breakfasts should be impressive with a specialist patisserie section. So expect things like fresh croissants, Croque-Monsieur, brioche, quiches etc.
As I said, I can't make the official opening but they are already trading. Find them at 7 Breda Street or call them on (021) 465-7218.
If you do stop by to check it out let me know if it as cool as it looks.