A couple of weeks ago I had brunch at Anita and Johnson’s house. There were many quality Instagram photo-ops at this brunch, and it was such a classic Melville Sunday. I decided it was worthy of a blog post.
All photos shot with Instagram, of course.
Anita and Johnson’s newest home furnishing — a sofa-sized antique stereo — topped with a silhouette of the Jozi skyline. I’m sure someone told me how old the stereo is, but I’ve forgotten.
Closeup of the stereo console.
Time to eat.
Shakshuka: A North African/Middle Eastern dish made with eggs, tomatoes, and various delicious flavorings.
This is called a syllabub trifle, a traditional English dessert made with cream, fruit, and wine. I had never heard of it before. It was almost too pretty to eat. (I said “almost”. I did eat it. Lots of it.)
Coffee brewing in a retro Cona vacuum coffee maker. What a contraption this is. The brewing process is a sight to behold.
And then I was full.
Post-brunch view of lower Melville and the Melville Koppies.
I am really lucky to have friends — within walking distance, no less — who feed and entertain me like this. Another reason to love living in Melville.
it looks and sounds like a real soul food day 🙂 The coffee maker is stupendous!!
Isn’t it? Purchased at the local charity shop.
Wow, what a beautiful cake and extraordinary coffee maker!
I know! I don’t really understand how it works but I know it makes good coffee.
That stereo is so cool looking, and I love the tiny violets on top of the triffle.
Yes, there was a lot of style to that brunch.