Waterstone WCafé to open for dinner

By Katharine Pope, 19 July 2023

Bigger, better and open later, WCafé Waterstone is set to open with a brand-new lunch and dinner menu on 19 July. Here’s the scoop on the exclusive menu and offering.

An all-new Waterstone Café is set to open in Somerset West, Cape Town, offering a first for Woolies: dinner. In addition to an exclusive lunch-and-dinner menu (offered in addition to the standard WCafé menu), the new café will also have a wine-and-cocktail bar.

On the menu you’ll find a range of dishes made using Woolies’ quality ingredients, all ethically and sustainably sourced, as always. For starters, the winter lunch and dinner menu offers spicy kasi chicken wings with lemon mayo, the “umami green” consisting of broccoli, green beans, cucumber, avo, sprouts and vegan mayo; a charcuterie platter; a champion cheese platter featuring a selection of four award-winning cheeses with grapes, olives, onion marmalade, crackers and gherkins.

Waterstone WCafé food

For mains, think butter chicken curry with mango atchar, spiced herbed yoghurt and house-made naan; tuna fish cakes with herbed crème fraîche, or creamy pomodoro pasta with mascarpone, baked feta and lemon-and-black pepper crumb.

Dry-aged steaks will also be a focus, with options including dry-aged beef sirloin on the bone, or a 35-day-matured beef rib-eye with crispy onion and oxtail butter, horseradish cream and a side of your choice.

For pud, the tempting range includes sticky malva pudding with ClemenGold-and-apricot caramel with vanilla bean custard or vanilla soft-scoop ice cream. There’s also a Peppermint Crisp trifle featuring caramel Swiss rolls and ice-cream sandwiches in Chuckles and Fantastical Egg variants.

Waterstone WCafé dinner

In another first, there will be a wine-and-cocktail bar, offering a refined selection of classics including mimosas, whisky sours, old-fashioneds and negronis. WCellar wines, served in WCellar glassware, will also be available with several white, red and bubbly varietals available by the glass. From affordable Prosecco to French Champagne, Diemersdal rosé to heavy-hitting reds including Thelema’s The Abbey and Catherine Marshall Pinot Noir, there’s something for every palate and pocket.

An elevated cart offering outside the store will open earlier WHAT TIME? allowing customers to grab coffee and beverages, as well as sandwiches, snacks or something from the bakery throughout the day.

The new-look café will open on 19 July and offer lunch and dinner from 12:30 pm until 10 pm.

Katharine Pope

Article by Katharine Pope

TASTE's head of digital content is an adventurous, if somewhat haphazard cook. Her favourite recipes are all either cake, curry, or risotto, and she is an expert at hiding vegetables in unexpected places, to outwit her veg-hating toddler and husband.
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