It’s December and the weekend starts early across South Africa. In the Cape Town CBD’s Bree Street, well-heeled global travelers intrigued by The Station on Bree’s convincing commuter experience are already enjoying the venue’s Thursday night summer programme.
The Thursday weekly line-up is hosted by internationally-renowned local DJ, saxophonist and percussion specialist, George Sax, and includes Raella goodman, Lucia Mthiyane and Gershon.
It’s one year since the Station on Bree opened with themed stations brimming with detail and suiting the eclectic tastes of Capetonians and international visitors who recognise hallmarks of the UK’s famous tube system. The concept is hip and colourful with the ‘Mind the Gap’ theme carried throughout the venue from train seating to courtyard bus shelter to underground dance floor.
“Cape Town’s been called the Tavern of the Seas and described as the Fairest Cape in the whole circumference of the earth. She’s clearly an African city with a global outlook. We love the fact that our venue stays true to Cape Town’s three centuries-old reputation as the world’s eclectic meeting place by the sea,” says The Station on Bree founder Neil Basel.
The venue easily fuses the iconic design of the London Underground with the bustling and cosmopolitan atmosphere of Cape Town’s Bree Street. The one-year anniversary of Cape Town’s first underground meeting place also sees the launch of a summer menu to accompany Thursdays @ The Station on Bree.
First trialled last month and continuing in the tradition of ‘unpretentious street food’, The Station on Bree’s holiday season menu offers a casual Mediterranean-infused dining style focused on fresh flavours and simple ingredients. From leisurely lunches to late dinners, visitors have the option of traditional main meals or a choice of small plates that enable a shared approach to group dining.
The Station on Bree guarantees a great night’s entertainment and it’s the food that always takes centre stage at this fantastic venue. The unique, multi-storied venue with a variety of different stations and platforms located throughout sees each providing specific offerings.
Whether you’re looking to begin your day with a morning coffee from artisanal brand Mischu, end the day with an after-work cocktail, enjoy a leisurely dining experience or start your evening off with a bang, the lively, character-filled atmosphere of The Station on Bree provides an ideal day-to-night setting that truly has something for everyone.
When it comes to satisfying the taste buds of commuters with a particular affinity for the noble fruit, The Station on Bree has introduced a Gold (MCC & Champagne) line; a White line (white wine) and a Red line (red wine). Each line essentially offers first class, second class and third class options of wine. Local craft beer is also available on tap.
Station on Bree is located at 207 Bree St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, and is open Tuesdays to Sundays, 11h30 till late. The venue is available for private functions. Like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter or get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.