Ginger and Fig, Pretoria


I rarely go into Hatfield, but as of late I’ve been travelling through Hatfield quite often. I’ve always seen Ginger and Fig on the side of Duncan Road and finally, in January, I made my way there.

Ginger and Fig is an artisanal eatery. Or that’s what the website says. So I was keen to try their dishes.

Red Latte

On the Saturday morning I went to Ginger and Fig, it was packed. My friend had found 2 seats near the window and we waited for a table to empty, which wasn’t a long wait. After chatting for a bit, I caught the attention of waiter to order a red latte. My friend had already ordered her beetroot, pineapple and ginger juice. The red latter was delicious. And the only reason I didn’t order the beetroot juice was because it was too sweet. My friend kept diluting it with water.

Beetroot, pineapple and ginger juice

For breakfast we ordered the Smoked Trout Rosti and the French Toast. The Smoked Trout Rosti consisted of poached eggs, smoked trout, sweet-potato rosti, wasabi cream cheese and hollandaise sauce. It was a delicious dish, as the sweet-potato rosti added sweetness and the cream cheese a hint of spiciness. And it definitely was a filling breakfast.

Smoked Trout Rosti


The French Toast was served with milk jam, bacon and friend banana. The french toast was soft and the milk jam sweet. The fried banana was also tasty and added more sweetness to the dish. However, the bacon had too much fat and the meaty parts was too crispy to eat.

French Toast

The breakfast at Ginger and Fig is tasty but there are some elements in a dish that do lessen the taste experience. For example, the overly sweet juice as a result of too much pineapple juice and the burnt bacon on the French Toast.

However, the service is good and the waiters friendly. But I did have to request the bill twice before it arrived.

Therefore, I give Ginger and Fig 2.5 cupcakes.

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Review guide:

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No rating (read: why have you even bothered to open)

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Poor (read: shit)

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Average (read: meh)

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Good (read: above mediocrity)

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Very Good (read: fling your money at them. It’s worth it)

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Extraordinary (read: if you have to make a sacrifice to be here, do it)

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