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Following on from last week’s post ‘How do you like your eggs?’ here are some ideas for laying your table in ways that honour the time and trouble you put into making wonderful brunches on weekends. These rustic settings prove that less really is more – with a simple but staple menu as well.

Make the most of the last summer sun and sit outside. (What does the weatherman say?)

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The simplest way to create ambience is by adding fairy lights or tea candles.

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Eggs Benedict with quail eggs - from What Katie Ate

But by far the best table ambience is created by the food itself. This much is clear when you see the quail egg version of eggs benedict on What Katie Ate, the most reverent of food blogs. And if you click that link, you can get the recipe.

But are you feeling a little lazy, perhaps? Unable to go quail egg hunter-gathering?  Too whacked to dust off the china and shine up the Sterling? And are you in Joburg? Then why not head to the new cafe Petit Fours in the Hertex showroom in Kramerville. Their freshly baked delicacies, scrumptious breakfasts and a variety of sweet indulgences not to mention great decor, look mouthwatering. Combining European sophistication with New York cool in the heart of Joburg the cafe opened on March 19. Visit Hertex for more information.

  Posted by Kat Scriven & Jenny Mason