Stretta Cafe is simple fresh Italian cuisine combined with artisanal coffee in its warm and welcoming space.
The Cafe has partnered with Lineage Coffee adding to its popular menu of pizzas, pastas, craft beers and quality wines. Their no-fuss approach to good food utilises classic components such as Italian flour, fresh homemade tomato sauce and a wood-fired oven while their bar area, equally honest, focuses on craft beers, a small wine and craft whisky selection, and expertly pulled espressos.
The Lineage micro roastery's beans are curated by Durban coffee geek Craig Charity who has a wealth of coffee knowledge which he enjoys sharing with interested customers.
The menu is well-considered and surprisingly affordable. Popular favourites include the Pizza Enzo (with bufala mozzarella, parma ham and rocket), the uniquely spiced Penne Picanti (with bolognaise, cream, brandy and a dash of chilli) and the ever popular Sam's Baby Chicken (roasted in the pizza oven and served with a choice of lemon & herb or peri-peri). A pastry and dessert menu varies weekly with homemade Italian classics such as Tiramisu and Panacotta and fresh muffins baked daily.
The Cafe's sunny verandah has also become a popular meeting spot for breakfast complemented by freshly ground Lineage coffee. Balsamic Tomato Paninis and the Breakfast Pans of chorizo, cherry tomatoes, bacon and eggs are hearty and flavoursome staples. Lighter options such as Daniella's Muesli and Greek Yoghurt and Mixed Berry Smoothies are also popular.
Key to the food experience is service and the staff pride themselves on excellent service and a warm and good-natured team. The ambience is unpretentious and friendly. Twitter
Monday - Sunday 7:00 - 21:00
For the Stretta Cafe menu please click on the menu tab above.