Our first stop on our Pretoria day-trip was a lovely artisan bread and coffee shop inside the Brooklyn Mall. It has a wonderful rustic retro feel to it. We immediately fell in love with the design, from the obvious amount of detail on every sign and on the counter displays to the bright colour coffee cups and the baseball t-shirts on the (very friendly) waiters.
We learnt that the Lucky Bread Company is collaboration between two companies. One is TriBeCa Coffee Company, quality coffee roasters with a few of their own shops in and around Pretoria. The other is The Bread Gypsy, winner of this year’s Eat Out DSTV Produce Award for the best bakery in South Africa. The handmade breads are first fermented for at least 18 hours before being baked in a wood fired oven, using only stone ground flour without any preservatives.
The shop does not have a kitchen, but you would never guess so when looking at the extensive menu. I ate a delicious Lucky Breakfast with pan fried mushrooms, avo, boiled and sliced egg with melted cheese on top of sour dough toast. My sister had to share her bacon with Daniel whose face was smeared with chocolate all over after his Pain Au Chocolat – the perfect testimony to a superb breakfast. It is a fantastic spot!