La Petite Tarte is a charming little coffee shop in the heart of De Waterkant in Cape Town. This French inspired eartery serves up delicious breakfasts,lunch and sweet treats. La Petite Tarte has been around for a number of years, but its current owners have had it for almost 3 years and have taken the coffee shop back to its French roots. They serve up croissants, quiches and petite tarte’s of course!
On the day I visited is was a cold autumn day and I enjoyed the cozy friendly atmosphere in the coffee shop. I found 2 cozy chairs next to the cake display and was quickly welcomed by the friendly staff. I was given a hand-written menu, as their lunch menu changes daily depending what is in season and what the owners have made. I opted for a Parsnip soup (R38), while my friend had a spinach, feta and sun-dried tomato quiche and salad (R58) and the food did not disappoint.
As a special treat, we decided to indulge a little and opted for dessert. I had a Pear and Almond Tart (R28) and my friend had a ‘death-by chocolate’ brownie (R22) accompanied by a hot chocolate and coffee respectively.
La Petite Tarte is the perfect place to meet a friend for coffee, meet for book club, a birthday tea or just as an excuse to drink pink champagne and eat cake!
All in all, the service was efficient and friendly, the decor beautifully French and the menu deliciously fresh. Would I go there again?…..OUI!
Bon Appétit mes amis
La Petite Tarte
Dixon Street, De Waterkant
Open Mon – Fri 9.00-18.00 and Sat 9.00-16.00