As the nights grow colder in the mother city, one cannot deny the urge to skip the grocery store and rushed dinner preparations, to rather find a lovely cosy place to warm up, relax and indulge in a hearty meal you did not have to slave over. We decided to give in to those fateful urges on a cold evening in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town, and to try a hidden gem that is one of the best kept secrets in the area- Borruso’s Too.
Tucked away on the main road of Plumstead, Borruso’s Too is instantly warm and inviting. The delicious aromas emanating from the wood fired pizza oven with the gentle heat it emits was comforting. The setting is intimate, with low lights and complementing tones of dark orange, dusty reds and warm dark wood.
Upon arrival, there were already a few obvious regulars enjoying an end of day beer while awaiting their order. It was not long before the small restaurant became abuzz with diners.
My company of three settled in and chose some starters to share off of the in store specials board which is updated regularly. Deciding on the Porco Poppers- pepperdews stuffed with feta, crumbed and fried, as well as a charcuterie board paired with black olives.
Our starters arrived swiftly and were much enjoyed. The Porco Poppers were literally explosive- be careful to let those cool before digging in. Well worth the wait, as once they have cooled the feta oozes goodness. The Charcuterie board boasted a good selection of fine cut meats served in a definite sharing portion.
Spoilt for choice with all the inventive and enticing pizzas on the menu, we made use of Borruso’s Too great “make your own” option, where you can choose literally any and as many toppings as you like. The list of options is extensive, from fig preserve, to pear, and even salmon. You can truly let your imagination go wild here. We really did- some of our topping choices being chorizo, peppers, avocado, caramelised onion, brie and blue cheese.
The thin based, wood fired oven perfected cheesy medallions were certainly up to our expectations. Cameron, Borruso’s Too owner and chef, is very generous with his toppings and knows how to combine his ingredients for the perfect taste experience. His pizza bases are also rather special and something tells me it is not a recipe he would readily share.
We made sure to keep room for dessert, as I saw many a patron at Borruso’s Too do (take away- yes please), as our waiter had promised us a truly fiery experience. The Banana Flambe is an impressive display, and once the fire was out, our beautifully flamed banana was topped with vanilla ice cream.
Another taste adventure that is a Borruso’s Too speciality is the Mojo Jam Jar which we shared over dessert. Comprising of mostly alcohol, you would never guess as it is sweet and enjoyable for any taste.
The next time that you are in need of a good night with good company and utterly delectable food, Burroso’s Too is the perfect place for you. We expect the tables to start booking out quickly, so make sure to book your table in advance.