Coco Safar launches a new Café Bistro dinner & drinks menu

by Karisa

Coco Safar, aka my favourite brunch find of 2018, recently invited me to try out their new Café Bistro Dinner menu which is available Tue – Sat from 6pm onward

Nice to see you again Coco Safar 🙂

If you missed my previous post, here’s a quick look at the decor which makes Coco Safar quite the sexy little spot to visit:

I love the olive green velvet & aged leather combination…

Over ‘n above the new dinner menu, the other cool news is that they now also have a liquor license, which means they can offer cocktails as well as a lovely selection of wines… #MoreReasonsToGo

We got to try something called the “The Marshall Plan”, but to be honest, it was a bit too “fussy” for me.  I’m a plain margarita girl… alternatively wine & more wine.

Talking about wine – this FRAM Chardonnay which was recommended by our waiter was really good:

Now let’s get down to the food.  We got to try a selection of starters, mains & desserts to get a good feel for the menu.  Because we were trying so many different things, there was of course no way we could manage full portions without bursting at the seams, so instead the restaurant prepared mini versions for most of the dishes we had.  Therefore, don’t be all like “what the hell, R120 for that tiny portion?!?!” – these are mini portions, not full portions, and prices quoted are for full potions.

This is what the starters looked like:

Chicken liver paté with crispy ciabatta toast (R55) – I believe this was a full portion.

A variety starter plate – clockwise from top left (I’ve included their full portion prices here): Mussels (R78), summer salsa (R68), fried calamari (R68) & stuffed calamari (R68),

The standouts for me from the starters were the chicken liver paté, the mussels & the summer salsa, but with the mussels being my ultimate favourite.

Moving onto mains:

A sampling of 4 mains – clockwise from top left (I’ve again included their full portion prices here): Ostrich lasagna (R138), Mushroom risotto (R128), Streak frites (R250 – normally served with triple cooked fries) & fish on broth (R218).

The standouts from the mains:  The mushroom risotto & the steak.  The ostrich lasagna was delicious, but a bit rich for me personally.  The fish was also lovely, but at the end of the day I’m a steak girl through and through – so that stood out in my mind more.

For dessert we got to move over to their dessert bar where Chef Carmen Rueda Hernandez created undoubtedly two of the most intricate and beautiful desserts I’ve seen in a very long time:

“Botanical Sphere” (R100) – yogurt mousse, pink pepper infused mango & passion, herb sponge, basil mousse, streusel base & white chocolate dome.

“Cocoa Bean” (R100) – chocolate sponge, hazelnut praline crunch, salted caramel, hazelnut mousse, chocolate mousse, chocolate streusel & 70% chocolate shell.

Up to dessert, this Coco Safar dinner experience was sitting on a solid on my Miss K Kiss-o-Meter scale, but those gorgeous desserts pushed them up to a .   Definitely worth saving some space for, and most definitely worth the kilojoules.

All ‘n all this was a really lovely evening out.  The night-time atmosphere is definitely more romantic than their daytime feel, so it does make for a good date night option.

As a FYI, you can view their menu over here – I just noticed that not all of the new items have been updated to their online menu just yet.

To book a table, you can contact them on:

  • Tel:  021 433 1336
  • Email:

And then you’ll find them at 277 Main Road, Sea Point, inside the Artem Centre (Previously known as the Adelphi Center).

** I was invited by Coco Safar’s PR team, therefore the cost of the meal was on them **

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