Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Tashas – an overnight hit in Constantia, Cape Town

Ever since it opened, the Constantia crowd have been queuing outside the new Tashas restaurant at the Contantia Shopping Mall.  They accept no bookings – so it is simply a matter of arriving and waiting…..and wait you will at most times of the day!  Tashas is a Joburg chain that is set to fill a gap in the restaurant market in Cape Town.   To me four things stand out with Tashas in Cape Town:

  1. For years Johannesburg has offered large delicious salads on their menus – it was my staple for meals out when I lived there. Cape Town lacks creativity in salads and does not offer large delicious salads that make a great meal.
  2. Tashas does not have the normal Cape Town times for breakfast and lunch – with Tashas you can order anything at anytime.

3.  They open at 7am to cater for the working crowd – most of Cape Town’s cafes open at 08h30 – crazy in a city when people actually have to be at work by then!

4.  They have slick friendly service – the owner of Tashas Cape Town owns a number of Primi Piattis in Joburg.  His Cape Town staff were sent up to Joburg for training.  Expect the most attentive service you have ever had in Cape Town!

The owner of Tashas Constantia has secured the rights to open a Tashas in Cavendish and the Waterfront.  The formula for Tashas is that each restaurant has its own decor stamp – the consistency is in the focus on fresh creative cafe cuisine and a relaxed cafe atmosphere.  They over deliver on quality and offer great value for money.  This is a spot that you will return to over and over once you have discovered it.  We have been three times now and would highly recommend sharing a couple of dishes between you – this way you get to taste a variety of flavours.   I would highly recommend this for a relaxed lunch with friends – but make sure you get there early!  Also, I predict that all three branches (once the new venues open) will leave their mark on Cape Town and  will all be a run away success.

Contact details: Tel  021 794 5449 (no bookings accepted though!)  www.tashas.co.za

Physical address: Constantia Village, Constantia Main Road & Spaanschemat River Road, Constantia, Cape Town

Monday to Saturday: 7:00am – 6:00pm, Sunday and Public Holidays: 8:00am – 4:00pm