New Brighton Bakery

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We’ve driven past the New Brighton Bakery so many times – it’s hard to miss, painted bright orange, and it’s been on our must-try-this-place-out-list for a very long time, we finally stopped by to take a photograph because the Nifty Colour Project colour is currently orange, and promised ourselves we would be back this week. We can finally tick it off the list because we stopped by for lunch today. It’s going to be a Nifty tradition, once a week we are going try out a new coffee or lunch place, preferably in our hood Woodstock, and then we’ll let you know what we think..

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The most refreshing thing about the New Brighton Bakery upon walking in, is that it’s not hipster at all, which quite frankly a lot of the newer places in Woodstock are. It’s just down the road from us on Sir Lowry Road and has been open for 1 and a half years. The menu is simple on a painted chalk board, you can choose between sandwiches – everything from trout, avo, cream cheese and dill, to pastrami, mustard and gherkins to simple tuna or egg mayo sandwiches. Other lunch option include chicken and steak pies which come with salad, quiche of the day and salads. There is also a really nice breakfast menu, which is available for lunch, so winning! Bake goodies include carrot cake, amsterdammers, shortbread, croissants and ciabattas.

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So what did the Nifty team order? Talya the resident vegan had the roast veg and haloumi salad, minus the haloumi, plus avocado (tip: ask for more balsamic glaze) and a carrot, apple and ginger juice which was super good. Le’Chelle had the breakfast scrambled egg, with basil pesto and cheese on a croissant plus a hot chocolate – her lunch hands down looked like the best, would definitely go back for breakfast. Prince had a freshly squeezed orange juice and chicken salad, which was a little disappointing, not a lot of chicken, defs skip the health and rather go for Lucas’s chicken pie option which he loved, as well as a peanut butter biscuit which he would definitely order again. The one not so great thing is that there are no prices on anything – the lunches all landed up being R50, whilst Le’Chelles breakfast option was only R40. The juices were R30 and hot chocolate at R25.

The verdict: cool little spot, we’ll definitely be going back for the fresh juices, breakfast options and baked goodies! Do you know any super cool new places in Woodstock that we need to try out?

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