Oh my gosh, I've found my new best cafe/restaurant and the ultimate advantage to visiting the Backstreet Cafe is…it's away from the crowded shopping centres and literally in a 'back street'. I hesitate to share its location with you, as I'm very into the quiet, back street, away-from-the-crowds type of setting and this is exactly what Backstreet Cafe are providing. At the risk of sounding melodramatic, I feel as if they've heard my 'voice' and have catered just for me.
Wall mural inside Backstreet Cafe - Image: Elaine de Wet
Recently opened, the Backstreet Cafe is a real little gem and open seven days a week from 6.30am for breakfast, lunch, the all-important coffee and everything else in between. Backstreet Cafe have an extremely reasonably-priced menu of offerings from 'sweet and savoury muffins' to 'Eggs Benny' - where else can one get eggs benny with smoked salmon or bacon, smashed avo, poached free-range eggs and Hollandaise sauce for only $16. Or for lunch, 'beer battered fish, chips, house salad and tartare sauce' for only $14, or perhaps a burger on 'special' for only $10. With prices like this, the customers will soon be queuing up.
Inside dining with Specials Board - Image: Elaine de Wet
I've driven past the Backstreet Cafe every day on my way to gym and have been watching with great interest as to how busy it's been since it opened just over a month ago - I guess there are many people out there who share my like-mindedness.
Entrance to Lemon Tree Lane, outdoor seating - Image: Elaine de Wet
Take your pick between sitting inside and enjoying a stylishly decorated, uncluttered ambience; or take a seat outside in Lemon Tree Lane with a real tropical feel. Just as a matter of interest and a touch of humour, the Lemon tree is actually a Lime tree. If you're on the run and don't have time to kick back and relax, ask Backstreet Cafe about their Takeway Menu.
Delish Iced Coffee with coffee ice-cubes and Specials Board - Images: Elaine de Wet
The Backstreet Cafe has free wi-fi and they're happy for you to come and enjoy the very pleasant, un-busy surrounds whilst having a cup of coffee, a bite to eat and perhaps do a smidgen of 'work' on your laptop, if you manage not to succumb to the tranquil location.
As this very special little find is not usually open for dinners, they do on occasion, have a night, offering a three-course dinner with BYO, for about $45 - watch this space, I'll keep you updated when the next one is happening.