Before you are greeted with the unmistakable scent of freshly baked bread, you are met with the glaringly obvious fact that you are stepping foot in a building of yesteryear. Well, yester-two-hundred-years, to be more specific. Loaves on Long is a quaint little eatery that is situated on 33 Long street within the bustling melting pot that is Cape Town’s CBD. It is jointly run by two lovely ladies, Lyndal Wakeford and Ciska Rossouw, who share the same passion and vision for their craft. The interior boasts a rustic-industrial feel to it with the vintage stone walls and charming wooden seating (not to mention an adorable rocking chair!). The giant oven caught my eye, along with all the antique baking equipment and I was ooh-ing and ah-ing in no time.
You can find yourself fascinated with the variety of offerings on display – from beautiful, butter-crafted croissants to artisanal loaves – duh – a deli selection, olives, cheeses, spreads and interesting juices awaiting your approval in the refrigerator. If you prefer hot drinks then you are well catered for and you can be rest assured that the eatery’s claims to having the ‘sexiest cup of coffee in town’ are not all a lot of hot air.
Look to the back of the eatery and you will find a staircase that leads to the upstairs section. Here you can be guaranteed to enjoy a thorough Cape Town view from the Loaves on Long balcony. Nothing can be quite characterised like the Long Street view, so be sure to take the effort to climb up the stairs for your meal. Speaking of which, Ciska and Lyndal go the extra mile to ensure that your meal is made from real, hearty and wholesome ingredients. They carefully source products from suppliers who can be described as organic, home-grown and environmentally friendly. Now, that’s a meal with a whole lot of heart!
I was fortunate enough to be hosted by Loaves on Long for the @instaeatscapetown Photography workshops that are running currently on Saturday mornings. It’s been so much of fun getting to learn more about my camera and food photography techniques. The team behind Instaeats is truly talented and creative. I hope that they have more food photography workshops in the future!
Be sure to pop by this awesome little place when you are passing by, or go there especially for the delicious bread and croissants. Nothing beats an all-butter croissant, I tell you.
Monday – Friday 6:30am – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am – 4:00pm
33 Long Street
Cape Town CBD
Tel No: (021) 422 3353