The Burlesque is a quaint little café set alongside antique shops and art galleries in an old stone building in the heart of Ramsgate. The new owner, Sandra Kruger, is working hard to breathe new life back into this little gem and is excited about the menu that is slowly evolving.
Serving light lunches, cappuccinos, lattes, flavoured teas and delicious LavAzza filter coffees during the day, with the emphasis on a more deli style menu comprising tasty tartines (open style sandwiches), delicious French toast served with baked camembert and cranberry sauce and freshly made salads, pastas and burgers.
A delicious aroma of freshly baked pastries and tarts floats into the garden, which is coming back to life as summer creeps back. The scent of the newly planted lavender and herbs creates the perfect setting for brunch. And do try the new plateau a fromage (cheese board) – great with a sundowner or two!
Daily specials are becoming popular and change constantly as we slowly design our menu to excite and delight both the local community and holidaymakers.
Current specials include: Tuesday – fried ½ chicken in homemade peri peri sauce R55; Wednesday – crustless spinach and feta quiche made with fresh cream, Cheddar and Parmesan cheese R50; Thursday – lasagne made with fresh cream, Emmental and mozzarella cheese – R60; and Friday – seafood basket with battered fish and calamari R55. We strongly advise that you make a booking! Pensioners take note – Thursday is pensioner discount day.
Dinner is a slightly more grand affair with meals having a French flair. A romantic setting with shabby chic décor, candles and rose petals are the perfect accompaniment to the café’s new house wines. Look forward to flambéed steaks, lamb chops de Provence and cordon bleu, served with style.
And to end a perfect dinner, try the decadent dessert delights such as mille-feuille custard slices, pain au chocolate or fresh cream puffs.
Upstairs there is a private function venue which can accommodate 30 guests and is ideal for birthday parties, bridal showers, christening lunches, intimate weddings or even business meetings. Menus can be tailor-made to suit any budget. Bookings are now open for year-end functions so book early! Outside catering and platters are also available on request. Stop by sometime and see what all the excitement is about.