the classic menu

As much as I love cooking, I don’t enjoy complicated recipes and fussy food. I value simple, beautiful food. I want the ingredients to stand out. At tashas our food is comforting, unpretentious and honest. It’s also memorable – because we constantly strive to innovate and fascinate.

Every dish that is brought to your table epitomises our philosophy: consistent in authenticity and quality, but with a unique twist, because each dish is bespoke and made on order.

  • Everything on our Classic menu is based on timeless café classics that we love and know so well.

    When you arrive at tashas, you will receive both a Classic menu and an Inspired By menu.

    Our Classic menu is offered at all of our locations and is filled with decadent, comfort food.

    Quality and generosity are our watchwords – we never cut corners or portions. We use the freshest, best ingredients from the finest suppliers.

    We aim to change the Classic menu once a year. I hate taking an item off the menu – I worry about the one customer who misses something specific that isn’t available any more. The good news is that when we take a dish off the menu, we can put something new on!

    breakfast

    our free range eggs may be ordered fried, scrambled or poached. *these breakfasts are served with a side order of toast, butter & jam

    *classic R86
    two eggs, bacon, two italian sausages, grilled mushrooms & grilled tomato

    *mini R56
    one egg, bacon, one italian sausage, grilled mushrooms & grilled tomato

    *tashas steak stack
    150g steak, grilled onions, sliced mushrooms, grilled tomato topped with an egg
    sirloin R88
    fillet R108

    jett & luke's mini breakfast rolls R88
    two baby burger rolls filled with fried eggs, cheddar, streaky bacon, rocket, grilled onion & inova potatoes

    polenta porridge R67 
    polenta porridge topped with crispy bacon, mushrooms, poached egg, a hint of chilli & parmesan shavings

    breakfast royale (v) R86
     two poached eggs on asparagus spears or wilted spinach, topped with a light lemon sauce, served on seeded bread
    add option of crispy parma ham + R38 / macon+ R32

    livers on toast R78
    sauteed chicken livers, garlic, parsley with a fried egg & oven roasted tomatoes, served on village bread

    hummus toastie (v)  R78
    hummus, rocket, avo, roasted vine tomatoes, feta, poached egg & za'atar spice on toasted village bread

    turkish eggs (v) R62 
    fried eggs, yoghurt, hummus, spiced chick peas, mint, chilli oil & melba toast

    pain perdu (v) R76
    brioche french toast, berries, mascarpone & creme anglaise
    add option of crispy bacon / macon + R32

     

    scrambled eggs

    our free-range scrambled eggs are made with three eggs or egg whites only served with a side order of toast, butter & jam

    plain (v) R44

    scrambled sweetcorn R78
    scrambled eggs with creamy sweetcorn, crispy bacon, spring onion & parmesan shavings

    salmon scramble 
    scrambled eggs with smoked salmon, cherry tomatoes, cottage cheese & chives
    40g R88 80g R114

    omelettes

    our free-range omelettes are made with three eggs or egg whites only served with a side order of toast, butter & jam

    basic (v) R44

    spanish (v) R88 
    cheddar, caramelised onion, mushrooms, tomato, sliced potato & mild fresh chilli

    old school omelette R88 
    herb omelette, filled with diced tomato, bacon, peppers, onions, mushrooms & grated cheese

     

    healthy appetite

    fruit salad (v) R62
    add mueli R18 add greek yoghurt R22

    citrus sunrise (v) R82 
    citrus fruit, banana, oat crumble, honey yoghurt, pistachio nuts & rose syrup

    dr paw paw (v) R78
     paw paw with yoghurt, chopped almonds & honey

    oats (v) R58
    jungle oats with mixed berries, butter & milk

    lsa porridge (v) R82 
    a porridge of linseeds, sunflower seeds, almond shavings, coconut milk, banana, dates, cinnamon & vanilla

    mexican bowl R92
    sauteed mince with chillies, cumin, red beans, red onion & coriander, served with gem lettuce, tomato & topped with an egg

     

    croissants and muffins

    plain croissant (v) R32
    served with jam & butter

    nutella croissant (v) R48
    served with nutella chocolate spread
    add nuts + R10 
    add banana + R10

    italiano (v) R58 
    filled with mozzarella & tomato

    village R72
     filled with scrambled egg & bacon

    muffins R34
    enquire about our freshly baked muffins

     

    toasted sandwiches

    a choice of white, brown, rye or seeded bread

    plain cheese (v) R42
    anchovette & tomato R32
    marmite & tomato (v) R32
    bacon & avocado R62 
    bacon & cheese R60
    bacon & egg R58
    cheese & tomato (v) R50
    ham, cheese & tomato R68
    topped with two fried eggs + R12
    chicken mayo R62
    tuna mayo 170g R74

     

    create your own toasted sandwich - R15.00 plus extra fillings

    sandwiches

    prepared on ciabatta, rye or baguette

    steak zarmie
    150g strips of grilled steak, grilled onions, fresh tomato, rocket & dijon mustard
    sirloin R98
    fillet R118

    harissa lamb sandwich R118 
    pulled roast lamb, harissa paste, hummus, roasted aubergine, mint yoghurt & pickled onions, served on toasted village bread

    tashas panini R114
    two grilled chicken breasts, avo, black mushrooms, feta, lettuce & tomato

    schnitzel sarmie R114 
    two crumbed chicken schnitzels topped with tomato, avo & red onion salsa tossed in a french dressing

    rodeo drive R98 
    chicken, avo, bacon strips, mustard mayo & lettuce, served on rye or seeded bread

    smoked salmon & pickled cucumber R130
    smoked salmon, pickled cucumber, avo & radish, served on rye or seeded toast

    picnic roll (v) R82
     kale, cucumber, carrot, avo, red onion, gherkins, tomato, lettuce & cottage cheese, served in a seeded roll with basil mayo & kale chips

    create your own combination from our list of fillings R34.00 plus extra fillings (basic with lettuce & tomato)

     

    food for thought

    quinoa breakfast tart (v) R56 
    low calorie / gluten free / high fibre / 358 calories / 1498kj
    quinoa, linseeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, banana, ginger & cinnamon tart topped with peanut butter, fresh fruit & chia seeds with low fat yoghurt

    whole wheat chicken wrap R74 
    high in vitamin c / high in vitamin a / high in iron / 506 calories / 2119kj
    toasted whole wheat tortilla filled with grilled chicken, avo, low fat cottage cheese, cucumber, carrot, radish, spinach & dijon mustard served with kale chips

    chicken brown rice salad R92
     gluten free / low calorie / high in vitamin b / 340 calories / 1428kj
    middle eastern spiced chicken, heirloom tomatoes, gem lettuce, brown rice, cucumber, red onion, kalamata olives, sumac, low fat lemon yoghurt & pomegranate dressing

    salmon zucchini R218
    high in omega 3 / high in vitamin a / 534 calories / 2242kj
     160g fresh seared salmon served on zucchini, cherry tomatoes, red onion, chilli, baby spinach, basil & low fat cream cheese

    lettuce cup burgers R74 
    gluten free / 519 calories / 2172kj
    two 75g homemade mini beef burgers, gem lettuce, brown mushrooms, gherkins, tomato, cucumber, red onion, salsa verde & sweet potato chips

    smoothies

    peanut protein R58
     peanut butter, banana, almond milk, chia seeds, spiced agave syrup & cinnamon
    add whey protein R22

    green envy R70
    kale, chia seeds, hemp powder, banana, dates, pineapple, lime & coconut milk
    add whey protein R22

    berrylicious R72
    mixed berries, goji berries, coconut, hemp powder, dates, vanilla low fat frozen yoghurt & coconut milk
    add whey protein R22

    quesadillas

    toasted mexican flat bread

    the american R92 
    pulled pork, jalapeno peppers, coriander & slaw, served with guacamole

    the brazilian R98
     strips of grilled chicken in a lemon, chilli & coriander marinade with cheddar, served with yoghurt

    the south african R88 
    chicken, mayo, mozzarella & gherkins

    the greenland (v) R82
    avo, feta, pistachio nuts, mozzarella, baby spinach & basil mayo

    extra fillings

    goats cheese, halloumi 100g R30
    cottage cheese, olives, cheddar R22
    feta, mozzarella, parmesan R26
    italian sausage, pesto R26
    halloumi 200g R60
    grilled black mushroom, spinach R32
    sun dried tomato R26
    brinjal, rocket, R18
    macon, gypsy ham, bacon R32
    tuna 170g R52
    sirloin 150g R62
    smoked salmon trout 40g R38
     smoked salmon trout 80g R76
    fillet 150g R82
    chicken breast R32
    avo R28

    ask for any extra fillings that are not on the list variations to menu items will be charged extra

    salads

    *thai beef salad  R146 
    sliced fillet steak, edamame beans, cashew nuts, radish, red onion, gem lettuce, cucumber, celery, coriander, mint, red chilli & thai marinade

    chopped house salad (v) half R78 full R 104
     avo, cabbage, gem lettuce, cherry tomato, red onion, coriander, sunflower seeds, cashew nuts, black sesame seeds & vinaigrette
    chicken half R98 full R134

    tashas caesar half R74 full R98
    baby spinach, lettuce, tomato, cucumber, croutons, boiled egg or cold poached egg, crispy parma ham & parmesan shavings with a caesar dressing
    chicken half R96 full R128
    anchovy half R86 full R114

    quinoa beetroot  (v) half R74 full R98
     pickled beetroot, quinoa, hazelnuts, feta, grilled onion, baby spinach, chives, sumac & pomegranate dressing
    chicken half R96 full R128

    texas salad (v) half R72 full R96
    corn tossed with feta, cherry tomatoes, kalamata olives, basil leaves, rocket in a light lemon pesto dressing
    chicken half R94 full R126

    *smoking salmon
    smoked salmon trout, cottage cheese, fresh basil, rocket, micro greens, tomato, onion, caper berries & asparagus, drizzled with olive oil & served with melba toast 
    40g R96 80g R128

    *nicoise R122 
    tuna, baby potatoes, green beans, gem lettuce, cherry tomatoes, red onion, olives, capers, parsley, chives, lemon juice, olive oil, cold poached or boiled egg & nicoise dressing
    extra anchovies +R16

    heirloom halloumi (v) half R76 full R102
    heirloom tomatoes, middle eastern spiced halloumi, fennel, cucumber, red onion, mint & pomegranate dressing

    butternut salad (v) half R84 full R112
    roasted butternut served on a bed of greens with oven roasted tomatoes, pine nuts, avo & a choice of feta or goat cheese, served with orange & mustard dressing

    rustic chicken liver salad R102
    chicken livers, parmesan shavings, oven roasted tomatoes, red onion, micro greens, crumbled croutons, in a balsamic honey mustard dressing

     

    *salads marked with an asterisk are not available in half portions we serve two chicken breasts with our full chicken option half portions are 75% of full portion price

     

    pasta

    choice of pasta - penne & linguine

    napoletana (v) R72
    traditional tomato base sauce

    arrabbiata  (v) R74
    tomato & chilli

    bolognese R96
     beef mince cooked in a traditional tomato sauce

    alfredo R106 
    cream sauce with ham & mushrooms

    creamy pesto R130
     chicken, button mushrooms, sundried tomato, pesto, cream, basil & white wine

    savvas chicken pasta R122
     chargrilled chicken strips, mushrooms, chives, garlic & cream

    corsica (v) R92 
    mascarpone, cherry tomatoes, rocket & fresh rosemary

    *baked meat pasta R134
    allow 20 minutes preparation time
    penne baked in the oven with bacon, mince, tomato & cream, topped with mozzarella & grated parmesan

    *pastas marked with an asterisk are not available in half portions half portions are 75% of full portion price

     

    easy eating

    allow 20 minutes preparation time / extra 10 minutes for meat well done you may swop starch on any mains

    salmon tartare R220
    160g raw finely chopped salmon, mixed with coriander & red onion, served with avo, soya sauce, fresh chilli, lime & homemade melba toast

    smoked salmon fish cakes R128 
    smoked salmon, red onion, potato, dill & chive fish cakes served with a fennel, cherry tomato, radish & avo salad

    panko goujons R116 
    crumbed hake goujons, homemade tartare sauce, served with fries & peas

    parmesan & couscous crusted chicken R140
    two chicken breasts coated in couscou & parmesan served on a fennel, broccoli & herb salad topped with a dollop of goats cheese

    lemon chicken R102
    add sundried tomato, olives & capers R122
    cubed chicken breasts in a lemon butter & oregano sauce served with rice

    prego
    chicken R92 sirloin R98 fillet R118
    tashas style prego served with fries
     

    beef burger
    plain R92 cheese R102
    two 125g homemade mini beef burgers served with fries & a side order of tzatziki

    aubergine, beef & yoghurt crumble R88 
    roasted aubergine filled with spiced beef mince, chilli, garlic, mint, tomato & pomegranate molasses topped with tahini yoghurt, panko crumbs & pine nuts

    steak
    250g steak served with fries
    (side order onion rings R18)
    (dijon, black pepper, mushroom sauce R38)
    sirloin R150 fillet R170

    steak tagliata sirloin R188 fillet R208
    250g thinly sliced grilled steak tossed with rocket, balsamic, sundried tomatoes, roasted tomatoes, soya sauce & pine nuts, served with fries

    lamb cutlets R225
     400g lamb cutlets, feta spread, kalamata olives, red onion & rocket salad, served with fries

    shepherd’s pie R180
    pulled roast lamb, carrots, peas, red onion & gravy topped with mashed potatoes & parmesan served with mint jelly

     

    soup (v) R68
    enquire about our soup of the day

    sides: fries, rice, boiled baby potatoes R28 side order veg R58 / side green salad R34 / side greek salad R44

     

    cold & iced drinks

    cold drinks 330ml R23 
    tizers 330ml R28 
    mixers 200ml R20

    roses cordials R9
     lime, passion fruit, kola tonic

    local mineral water still & sparkling R23

    surgiva mineral still & sparkling glass bottle
    500ml R32 
    1lt R57

    local iced teas R27

    lemon soda R28

    oran soda R28

    ice tropez R72

    ice tropez o% R68

    fresh fruit juice (350ml bottle) R30

    freshly squeezed fruit juice R40
    made with fresh fruits and squeezed on order - carrot, apple, orange, pineapple, pear (add ginger R8)

    rock shandy R40 
    half lemonade, half soda & bitters

    milkshakes R35 
    enquire about flavours

    fruit shakes R42 
    ice cream shake with fruit juice

    frullatos R46 
    ice cream shake with pieces of fresh fruit

    freezos (98% fat free) R40
    cino, chocolate, white chocolate

    fruit freezos R44 
    blended with real fruit juice

    granitas

    classics R32
    crushed ice blended with fruit juice - lemon, granadilla, strawberry, mango, orange, apple

    cucumber, apple & mint R36 
    cucumber syrup, apple, mint & crushed ice

    elderflower & pear R36 
    pear, apple juice, elderflower syrup & crushed ice

    lemon & rose tea R36 
    lemon ice tea, rose syrup & crushed ice

    cherry & lemongrass R36
     cherry syrup, lemongrass syrup, cranberry juice & crushed ice

     

    summer carafes

    all served in a 500ml carafe

    pineapple & ginger punch R62
     berry punch R54

    coffees

    espresso R21
    single shot

    double espresso R25  
    double shot

    espresso macchiato R22  
    espresso with frothed milk

    latte macchiato R26  
    hot milk & espresso on the side

    caffe long black R22 
     traditional coffee

    greek coffee R23  
    freshly brewed in a small long handled pot ( may be ordered sweet or metrio)

    cappuccino normale R26  
    espresso topped with frothed milk

    cappuccino petite R23 
     espresso topped with frothed milk

    cappuccino con panna R26  
    espresso topped with whipped cream

    rooibos cappuccino R27 
     rooibos espresso topped with frothed milk

    caffe latte R26  
    espresso with hot milk served in a mug

    lindt mocha latte R54  
    condensed milk, chocolate, espresso, hot milk & lindt chocolate

    spicy coconut chai latte R42  
    coconut milk, hot milk, chai tea, spiced agave syrup & cinnamon

    roasted hazelnut latte R34  
    espresso lungo with hot milk & hazelnut syrup

    roasted hazelnut macchiato R25  
    espresso with frothed milk & hazelnut syrup

    cold cappuccino R25  
    espresso with cold milk, ice cubes & froth

    espresso & nutella shot R27

    an extra R4.00 will be charged for decaffeinated coffees

     

    hot drinks

    teas R19 
     five roses, rooibos, earl grey, chamomile

    imported teas R24  
    vanilla bourbon, french earl grey, moroccan mint, english breakfast, singapore breakfast, jasmine queen, royal darjeeling, 1837 black, emperor sencha, chamomile

    milo R26  
    hot choc R28  
    horlicks R26  
    spiced chai R32  
    white hot chocolate R32

    tashas hot choc & marshmallows R38  
    two spoons of nutella served with hot milk & marshmallows
    on the side

    liqueur caffe

    all liqueur caffes are made with coffee & liqueur, topped with whipped cream

    cape velvet, frangelico, irish whiskey, kahlua R44

     

    gelati caffe

    coffee shake R34 
     espreso blended with vanilla ice cream

    dom caffe R48  
    espresso, liqueur & ice cream

    dom pedro R45 
     liqueur & ice cream

    affogato R55 
    two scoops of vanolla ice cream, topped with an espresso lungo, topped with milk froth, honey & almond flakes

    tashas cocktails

    mojito R66 
     white rum, lime, strawberry, mint & soda

    pina colada R62 
     white rum, pineapple, coconut milk & coconut water

    turkish delight R58  
    vodka, cranberry juice, lime & rose syrup

    strawberry daiquiri R60  
    white rum, strawberry, lime & mint sugar

    lemongrass margarita R60 
     tequila, lemongrass & lime

    cosmo R48  
    vodka, triple sec, cranberry juice & lime

    pimms R54 
     pimms, lemonade, strawberry, cucumber, orange & lemon

    cherry mint wine spritzer R50  
    dry white wine, cherry, mint, cranberry juice & soda water

     

    ales & spirit

    beers local
    beers imported
    ciders
    spirits
    sherries
    liqueurs

     

    brewers & union

    unfiltered lager (500ml) R66  
    steph-weiss bavarian wheat lager (500ml) R66

    sweets

    enquire about our cakes of the day