Review -The Raptor Room, CBD

Address: 79 Roeland St, CBD

Hours: 11am-11pm Mon-Sat, Closed Sun

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Quirky, cheeky, and definitely for the ‘everyman’, this little eatery will satisfy the hungriest of patrons!

Situated in the heart of the CBD, The Raptor Room pays tribute to the little brunch venues scattered throughout New York and has added the best of Cape Town’s local ingredients to make it one of the best places to find some comfort food whether it be for a late start to the day, a quick bite for lunch, or a slow lazy dinner.

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Their menu offers five vegan options at the moment, and owner Amy says there will be more to come! Best we start supporting this little gem of an eatery!

Brunch:

  • Bakoven – smoothie bowl w/dragon fruit (when nature allows it), banana, papaya, raspberry & green apple, topped w/strawberries, mango, coconut flakes & poppy seeds (specify w/out honey) R55
  • JBay – smoothie bowl w/peanut butter, banana & soya milk, topped w/sesame seeds, banana, blueberries & roasted peanuts (specify w/out honey) R55
  • Smashed Avo – wood-fired bread w/slow roasted rooibos tomatoes, Karoo-style dukkha & candied lemon (specify that you are vegan) R50

Lunch & Dinner:

  • F*K Bread – mielie fritter stack w/heirloom tomato salad & avo, coriander, mint salsa (specify w/out butter) R65
  • 100% Pure Beet – quinoa, edamame & sunflower seed patty w/beetroot, apple & jalapeno relish, topped w/wild rocket (specify w/out tzatziki) R85

 

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I tucked into the 100% Pure Beet Burger and was blown away by how the sweetness of the apple was offset by the jalapeno relish on the veggie patty. I’m a bit of a rice and potatoes kind of guy, but trust me when I tell you that the combination of flavours on this bad boy really blew me away! It was served with some pretty decent fries on the side.

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I also got to sample the F#K Bread. I want you to understand that I have no issue writing the words “FUCK BREAD”, but this is literally how it written on the menu! I love me a good curse word or ten! This too was outstanding. Basically what I would call a sweetcorn fritter but made with expertise and love!

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The brainchild of Amy Lilley (and some others), this place is definitely ‘happening’ and like every local eatery deserves a kak load of support.

What a rad little place!

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