Mugg & Bean And The Luxury Muffin

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Mugg & Bean And The Luxury Muffin

COFFEE STOP AT THE V&A WATERFRONT, CAPE TOWN | Darrin Henry

At Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, even as we enter the Mugg & Bean coffee shop, the smell of muffins and other savouries made our heads swivel like cartoon characters following wispy aroma trails. Our plan for ‘just a coffee’ falls apart. Talk about no will power!

Ok, just one little muffin to go with the bottomless mug of coffee.

But this is no ordinary muffin we soon realise, choosing from the display case, and this is confirmed as it arrives at our window table. We’re talking a mini dinner, really.

The Mugg & Bean Coffee Shop muffin, in Cape Town

The Mugg & Bean muffin in Cape Town, South Africa. Sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese, simply delicious.

Bottomless coffee at the Mugg & Bean coffee shop in Cape Town, South Africa.

The Mugg & Bean Coffee Shop in Cape Town

The Mugg & Bean coffee shop in the V&A Waterfront, Cape Town, South Africa.

Sun dried tomatoes, spinach and feta cheese, all steaming from one golden, crusty topped temptation these people at Mugg & Bean are calling a muffin. Definitely not something we get back home; not this size anyway. Pots of grated cheese, jam and butter are placed on the plate like three colourful little planets orbiting a big golden sun. Can we really be gushing about a muffin? Yes, it seems we are. Too late to try looking cool about it, anyone watching must clearly see we’re quite taken by this.

Eating out in Cape Town you really are spoiled for delicious choice, probably one of the best food cities in the world. So we tend not to go back to the same place twice in one visit, but a Mugg & Bean visit is obligatory every trip.

We first discovered this coffee shop over ten years ago on another visit to the Mother City. The service and quality of product keeps us coming back.

So there we go. R37.90 for a luxury muffin (that’s my name for it). Another good Mugg & Bean experience and first muffin to make our blog!

The Mugg & Bean muffin being well appreciated.

By |2017-06-30T09:44:28+00:00June 30th, 2017|Food and Drink, South Africa|10 Comments

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  1. Rene July 6, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Very beautiful, professional photos Sharon!

    • WTSDN July 6, 2017 at 1:54 pm - Reply

      Hey Rene, thanks for the comment. Was lovely meeting you recently, hope you had a good time in Australia. Still laughing about the jalapeno!! Cheers 🙂

  2. Alison July 2, 2017 at 9:46 am - Reply

    Yes was there yesterday and probably also today! Lovely!

    • WTSDN July 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm - Reply

      It is very morish 🙂 Wish we could have been there with you. Travel safe, thanks for all you did for St Helena. Cheers

  3. Shirley Gough July 2, 2017 at 6:05 am - Reply

    Enjoy! x

    • WTSDN July 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm - Reply

      We did 🙂

  4. Audrey Constantine June 30, 2017 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Ahh MUGG and Bean a great place to feast when at the waterfront, enjoy.

    • WTSDN July 1, 2017 at 7:34 am - Reply

      Thanks Audrey. Yes, a super refreshment point to head for. Might see you there one day 🙂 Cheers

  5. Cathleen hughes June 30, 2017 at 12:09 pm - Reply

    Welcome to cape town! If you Need a LoCal TOUR guide, don’t hesitate to call 😉
    I’d love to see you guys again!
    Cathleen from yacht Black Cat

    • WTSDN July 1, 2017 at 7:33 am - Reply

      Hey Cathleen, great to hear from you and would be brilliant to meet up. Have sent you an email.
      Cheers 🙂

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