Spending time recently with friends in St. Francis Bay we were introduced to two great ‘foodie’ finds. The first we didn’t have time to sample – but the reviews speak for themselves and we shall definitely plan another visit soon to sample some of their highly rated cuisine. Charles Black’s Five Elements is a custom designed restaurant nestled amongst new vineyards, indigenous forest and olive orchards just on the outskirts of this small coastal resort. Check out their website www.five-elements.co.za – how tempting is that?!
The second find was a small eaterie in Jeffreys Bay called inFood in Schelde Street just a few hundred yards from the beach. Wonderful coffee, a fantastic range of artisan breads, patisseries more at home in Parisian cafes and an interesting breakfast, lunch and vegetarian menu filled with fresh and innovative ideas. Packed to capacity on a Saturday mid-morning (evidence of its growing reputation) we enjoyed a 4 cheese flatbread embellished with avocado, chorizo and a delicious tomato chilli chutney, decorated with a handful of freshly picked rocket. We followed this with one of their zany little individual lemon meringue pies. Delicious – all served with a smile and at speed.
Their website www.infood.co.za is well worth a visit. You’ll need little else to tempt you to get travelling to this gem on the Eastern Cape coast.