I must have passed by Cafe Dijon a gazillion times, but only had my first visit to this little French styled establishment this afternoon. Since I joined a friend for lunch who booked us a table for Restaurant Week, I knew I was up for two course special to break our hot summery day.
Cafe Dijon is a modern styled French bistro set in Waterkant, and its chique and classical notes give it a very sophisticated feel. They have these cool wooden pillars in the middle, and huge wine racks as part of their decoration. It all looks pretty neat.
For our lunch, we had the choice between Seared Tuna Salad, Veal and Homemade Pasta for mains. For dessert, we had the option between Creme Brulee and Pavlova. A great variety of choices for a lunch, and they have a huge wine list to accompany your dishes.
I chose the Tuna Salad, which was immense. The tuna was delicious, as well as the salad and dressing. Considering the portion size (and bread as an extra) you definitely get value for money. I also tried my friend’s Veal, which was well-portioned and came with supercrispy french fries. The dessert we picked, the Creme Brulee, was the size of my hand. Ginormous. This is one of those dishes that can either go very well or not good at all, and Cafe Dijon had it spot on. The crispy torched layer of caramel sugar was perfect and the delight underneath certainly pleased the tummy.
Cafe Dijon is a very cute and quiet place, and I look forward to trying their other dishes as well. I had a lovely lunch here, and definitely recommend it to those who love a little taste of Europe.
(Feature pic: Website Cafe Dijon. Food pics taken by my friend Mokgatle, I forgot my camera!)