I check out Little Saint in Bree Street…

by Karisa

Bree St has become “the street” in Cape Town, hasn’t it… I feel like every time I blink there’s a cool new spot to check out…  One of these new additions (well relatively new – they opened their doors on the 1st of December last year) is Little Saint.

I popped in there for lunch a few weeks ago with my friend D and we ended up having a really lovely time.  They have the cutest setup – small alfresco dining area out front, and then a very unique wall of greenery inside, ensuring that you’re still very much connected to nature.


Apparently run by a wife and husband duo with tons of restaurant industry experience under their belts, Little Saint is all about sustainable, grass fed, organic, fresh, free range & locally sourced produce.  They certainly don’t use any processed refined sugars, but they do believe in cooking with the best coconut & olive oils and creamy butter.  (butter…. mmmmmmm…)

It’s the perfect spot to enjoy a leisurely glass of wine under a leavy tree while getting a glimpse of Table Mountain in the background.  (and all that while still in the inner city #High5ToThat)

The menu is simple.  There’s a few breakfast options, coffee/smooties/juice boxes/craft beers/wine to drink, and then their lunch options consists of items which you can either select to have as a salad or a sandwich.  This is all written up on a blackboard which of course means options can change depending on what fresh ingredients are available.

I opted for the herb & tomato chicken (R70) as a salad, and D opted for the triple cooked pork belly (R80) as a sandwich:

Now doesn’t that look nice…

Both dishes were enjoyable and you can definitely taste the farm to table freshness.  Price wise I felt it was very reasonable, particularly when you consider that a wrap at bloody Kauai now costs up to R75.  The only thing that could be a bit challenging for some is that they don’t have too many lunch options, so it could feel a bit limiting. Also I wouldn’t describe these as life changing dishes, rather comforting home-style dishes.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that of course.

Other than that, the setting is pretty & the service is friendly, and for all these reasons I’m going to give Little Saint a score of  kiss3_smudge on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale.

Wanna check them out for yourself?  Then take note of these need-to-knows:

  • Find them here:  223 Bree Street, Cape Town
  • Contact them on: 079 243 9179 or hello@littlesaint.co.za
  • They are open:  MON – SAT | 8am – 4pm (and then they’ve also kicked off dinners on Thu, Fri & Sat eve)

Maybe I’ve even given you an idea for lunch today…


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