Sababa is the newest member of the foodie hub on Bree Street. Opened about a month ago, this Middle Eastern-influenced deli is the second shop by Tal Smith (other one in Sea Point). I am a huge fan of Middle Eastern food. What is not to love about lively, fresh mostly vegetable-based dishes that have a spicy edge without being hot? The vibrant colours provide a feast for the eyes as well as the palate.
When you enter Sababa, you are greeted by an inspiring array of salads and pastries. The food is interesting, multi-layered and vibrant. The sesame seed and cabbage salad was spicy and fresh and the green bean and aubergine salad was a winner. Perfect summer food. I also tried some little cheese pastries and some spinach pastries, which were just perfectly crisp. Value for money is also good. R35 for a lunch box with three salads and a main. Mains include various chicken and beef options as well as a delicious looking lasagnes and quiches.
The sweet pastries looked amazing. Orange and almond florentines, baked cheesecake, dark and white chocolate brownies.. What really drew my attention was the granadilla pannacotta. Mmm I’m surprised you don’t come across this genius combination more often. Slightly tart granadilla provides a great contrast to creamy pannacotta.
Sababa focuses on take-aways and catering but they do have a few tables outside the shop where you can enjoy the food on the spot. The deli is open from Monday to Friday and for breakfasts on Saturday.
A real gem of a spot.
231 Bree Street, Cape Town & Shop 14, Piazza St John, 395 Main Road, Sea Point
Tel: 021 – 433 0570