One & Only

There is one extraordinary hotel in Cape Town. It is called 'One & Only'. I discovered it two years ago already when I had some amazing cocktails in their bar. One & Only does however not only serve cocktails, but they have an excellent restaurant where you can have both buffet breakfast and lunch. Me and Viveka decided to go for the breakfast buffet last sunday. We prepared ourselves for the buffet by going up really early in the morning and then head straight to the base of Table Mountain. The plan was of course to mount the mountain, take the cable car down and then eat breakfast. I mean, don't you agree that it's wise to enter any buffet on an empty stomach? 🙂

I like buffets, breakfast buffets in particular. One of the best breakfast buffet I ever had was at hotel Mövenpick in Phuket, a massive buffet like no other. The buffet at One & Only was much smaller, but still it´s quality that counts, not quantity. When rating a buffet one also has to take service, environment, hygien, price, etc. When taking these factors into account my overall rating for the One & Only buffet is 9,5 on a scale 1-10. The service was probably as good as it gets. Imagine having a few butlers around you and you'll get an idea of what the service was like. The coffee (in my case two double espressos) was excellent. The food was also amazing with everything from fresh fruits till oysters. The fact that you could drink unlimited amount of champagne to your breakfast added another star to the whole experience! The only downside was probably that the pastry section was a bit too superfluous while the seafood section was a bit too small. Either way, we'll most likely come back to One & Only for their breakfast buffet! The price was 350 rands, approx 225 sek.

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