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This Rosé Hued Eatery Is Bringing NYC Brunch to Cape Town
Julie Pointer-Adams
byJulie Pointer-Adams

Brunch lovers—listen up. There’s a supremely charming and sophisticated spot in Cape Town serving Sunday brunch (and dinner the rest of the week, Wednesday through Saturday) that shouldn’t be missed. Mulberry & Prince is a design-forward eatery describing itself as a New American Restaurant, serving up all your classic favorites like pancake stacks, waffles, brioche French toast and buttermilk biscuits and gravy—all the things you might be missing while traveling at the other ends of the earth—while still utilizing simple and fresh South African ingredients. So all you Cape Town dwellers and explorers: do yourself a favor and find your way through these blush-colored doors next Sunday for your ultimate brunch fix.

Photography by Georgia East

Yes Way, Rosé

Aside from the enticing, beautiful food itself, this spot is a visual stunner. Starting with the midnight gray-blue exterior accented by the double-pink doors, each aesthetic element is a knockout. With table surfaces ranging from dark wood to white veined marble to copper to a rose-gold metallic mirror, your brunch spread will be perfectly photographable wherever you sit. Let’s not forget the rosy-toned plush chairs, walls and dishware that match the front doors, either. This lighthearted, cheery hue is echoed in the food, the rotating daily flowers and the geometrically abstract artworks that line the walls, as well. Clearly it’s all about the yes way, rosé (as far as the interiors are concerned) and we aren’t complaining.

All About the Balance

Lest you get the impression the space feels a bit feminine, we love the darker, more raw features that balance out the soft tones and textures—like the leather-slung barstools, the dark blue velvet chairs, and the exposed brick and stone walls that are about as elemental as it gets. Oh, and did we mention the black slate-wrapped bar, with gold paint highlighting the natural fissures? Trust us—somehow it all works together.

A Little Manhattan Love

In case you want to return for dinner, the evening offerings are stellar as well—especially when served on the patio. Chefs, co-owners and friends Cornel and Cynthia have some truly innovative menu items (like the oysters topped with fermented kohlrabi and chili oil, for starters) that will undoubtedly keep you coming back for more. One of our favorite tidbits is that Cornel and Cynthia named the restaurant for the bustling cross streets in lower Manhattan, where Cynthia hails from and which Cornel considers a second home. A Nolita-inspired restaurant tucked into the heart of Cape Town? Yeah, we’re on board.

Photography by Georgia East

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