The Pot & Kettle
Where: 136 Main Road, Hillcrest
Call: 031 777 1312 or [email protected]
Open: 8.30am to 4.30pm daily
Escaping sizzling summer humidity for a lazy Sunday brunch was tempting.
Throw in a magnificent view of the Valley of a 1 000 Hills which puts any daily worries to the back of the mind for a few hours and The Pot & Kettle in Botha’s Hill was the perfect escape for brunch.
We tried to book via the contact number on the website, but it either rang with no answer or said the number was out of service, so we decided to chance it and were given a warm welcome.
Breakfast is served until 11am and the quiet of the hills and an endless blue sky above soon surrounded us as we sipped on coffees in the shade of the trees – one companion enjoyed a strong bottomless coffee (R28), the second remarked his cappuccino (R24) was “rich and creamy”, while I relaxed with a cafe latte (R28). There was a good variety of beverages to get the morning going from speciality tea (R18) and chocochino (R32) to red cappuccino (R28) and chai latte (28).
Our waiter was friendly and there was no delay in the arrival of Two Pot Full breakfasts (R68 for each) and a Pot Light (R45), which saw us soon tucking in with lots of toast on the side.
The Pot Full is exactly that – the full house for those looking forward to a substantial “brekkie”, including two eggs (fried or scrambled), grilled bacon, cocktail tomatoes, pork sausage, spicy baked beans, potato wedges and toast, plus a complimentary filter coffee or tea.
I chose the Pot Light (R45), which was served with loads of grilled bacon, one egg (fried or scrambled), cocktail tomatoes and toast.
Both dishes fall under good comfort food with no frills attached and the spicy beans got the thumbs up. There’s also a vegetarian breakfast (R65) which includes mushrooms, hash brown, fried banana, potato wedges and toast along with eggs and grilled tomato, as well as a selection of omelettes (R72) with two fillings of your choice and a breakfast waffle (45) served with two toppings of choice.
The bill came to R263 and we all felt quite replete for a relaxed Sunday ahead.
The charm of the Pot & Kettle is its location and tranquil vibe and, while Sunday lunch is a popular choice among Durbanites, we were never made to feel we should hurry up and leave ahead of lunch patrons.
It could become a firm weekend favourite.
Ratings (out of five)
The Independent on Saturday