On the morning of Day 3 of the Mini vs Maxi Adventure across the Eastern Cape, Team Mini stopped at Lavender Blue outside East London for breakfast. Apparently we weren't the only ones with the idea of filling up on bacon and eggs as the place was packed with locals and visitors alike enjoying their famous breakfasts.
Lavender Blue is a farmers market and restaurant and according to the locals is THE place around East London to have a hearty breakfast, specially over weekends. On entering you browse the menu up on the black board and decided what you want. You then mosey over to the casher, put in your order and pay for it before joining the dish up line. The method works very well as each station is manned and the staff dish up your breakfast very quickly and efficiently.
Farmstyle Breakfast and orange juice. 'Nuff said.
Lavender Blue also has a fruit and veg section with most of the products sold there sourced locally and being organic, healthy and natural produce. On the weekends there are also a number of stallholders selling things like jams & preserves, olive oil, ginger beer, sweet & savoury muffins and much more. I kinda wish we had a place like this in Port Elizabeth...