Food photography has become a new passion of mine. Hardly surprising considering that I love food and I love photography <3.
I was recently commissioned to do the photography for Bread & Butter – the rather magnificent little coffee shop located in the Sunningdale Lifestyle Centre.
Brain child of the extremely clever and passionate Eileen, assisted by her very hardworking and perpetual food tasting husband – Stephen. Bread & Butter is so worth a visit, no matter where you are.
The food is unashamedly wholesome and home made. The Barista knows his stuff and is happy to serve a double shot for anyone needing a little wake up call. My absolute fave on the savoury side is the Chicken Livers – so bad I know – but so terribly yummy. Their salads are also to-die-for. Crisp, fresh and interesting with a delish homemade sauce to lather it in (or not!). There is puhlenty of temptation for the sweeter tooth – way too much to list here. Perhaps its wiser to pop in and sample their fare yourself (Lemon meringue………just saying).
And, aside from their delicious culinary temptations ~ they have also an array of hand-selected (and reasonably priced) giftware. Beautiful ceramics made by Hayley Seton-Smith, beautiful goodies for around the house and lovely stuff to spoil yourself or a friend with. The sweetie selection gets my husband everytime. Nougat and chocolate whirls! OMW.
Steve owns a paint shop. Eileen is a wife and mother to three busy children. Lucky for us, they decided to branch off from paint and parenting to open up a coffee and interior/gifting shop.
Rather amusingly, you have to go through the paint shop to get to the coffee shop. Bread & Butter and Living Textures came to life less than 6 months ago. After a personal tragedy last year, Eileen needed something to challenge her and occupy her physically and mentally. Since then, this establishment has become a destination in the area. Situated close to Elkanah High School and slap bang in the middle of Builders Warehouse and the West Coast Village Shopping centre (with Blaauberg netcare hospital down the road) Bread & Butter has become a meeting place for all sorts. Mommies having a quick coffee after the school drop, business meetings, church meetings, in-between-gym and shopping meetings. Aside from astoundingly good coffee (Steve has a secret recipe for their own blend), mouth-wateringly delish cupcakes and muffins and rather yummy open sandwiches, there is an array of goodies to buy as gifts. From wooden hearts that will permeate any room with the soft smells of lavendar, vanilla or sandalwood to gorgeous ceramics made by local potter – Hayley. Coffee and good nosh aside, if you’re looking for a gift or a self-spoil, you will definitely find something here, at a reasonable price nogal.