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Who We Are

Dreamt up in the long and solitary months of lockdown that will likely come to define the year 2020, Sonder is not simply a café, but rather a concept. A place birthed out of the need for human connection, in a time of unparalleled separation. Sonder is a neologism, an ethereal word that means to realise the innate complexity of each passer-by, to recognize the depth of a stranger’s story, their late night hopes and childhood dreams, their fantasies and surreptitious desires, their inherent joys and deep-seated sorrows. It is to humanize the other, to see the profound sameness in those we do not know, and may never see again.


In a time of global isolation and increased fear of the other due to the pandemic and the growing apartness of our society, sonder café symbolises togetherness. It is a place of reflection, of connection, of introspection, of recognition of the other. A place where everyone belongs, where creativity is not stifled but encouraged, where differences are celebrated. A cosy world of good coffee, books and music, of nature and play, of happiness and life. Where all are welcome.

 

Menu

New York style toasted sandwiches and bagels are our speciality.

We use freshly baked artisanal sourdough and delicious boiled bagels from Proof and Dolce Bakery. Our coffee is a 100 % Arabica, fair trade Ethiopian and Burundi blend sourced from Bean There

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Bagels

Plain Jane: plain bagel with cream cheese     35

The Kevin Bacon: fried free range egg, cheddar cheese, rocket and streaky bacon OR avo (ask for the Kevin Avo)     70

Lox of Love: smoked salmon, cream cheese, chives     75

Lox with Extra Love: cream cheese, rocket, smoked salmon, avo, red onion and fresh dill      90

Keep Calm & Carrot On: smoked carrot salmon & hummus (vegan)     65

Living on the Veg: tomato, avo, basil pesto, cucumber, mayo, lettuce (veg)     68

Hamela Anderson: gypsy ham, mature cheddar, lettuce, tomato, mayo, dijon mustard     70

Notorious BLT: bacon, lettuce, tomato with our delicious homemade mayo     70

Pizza my Heart: open toasted pizza begls topped with fresh tomato sauce and mozzarella.

Veggie: sundried tomato & pesto

Meat lover: sliced ham + mushroom     70

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Sandwiches

The Rocket Man: avo, rocket, homemade hummus, tomato drizzled with olive oil  (vn)     65

Avo Good Day: smashed avo on open sourdough toast drizzled with tahini dressing and sesame seeds (vn)    60

The Salmon Hayak: smashed avo and smoked salmon ribbons topped with crumbled feta and chives     70

The Unbeetable: homemade beetroot hummus on sourdough topped with sliced avo, pickles, red onion, tomato and lettuce (vn)     70

Capreezy Croissant: basil pesto, rocket, fresh tomato, melted mozzarella on a warm croissant     70

What Em-mental Croissant: mayo, emmental, tomato, gypsy ham, rocket and dijon mustard on a plain croissant     70

The Loxsmith: cream cheese, avo, smoked salmon and dill on a plain croissant     75 (+ scrambled egg 15)

Grilled Toasties:

Easy Capreezy: basil pesto, sun-dried tomato, mozzarella     75

Heyo Chicken Mayo: free range chicken, mayo, red onion and rocket     75

Cheesy Come, Cheesy Go:​ emmental, mozzarella, cheddar     70

Saint Pickle: gypsy ham, sliced pickles, emmental, dijon mustard     80

Bacon Me Crazy: streaky bacon, cheddar cheese and sliced tomato     75

The Kim Cheese: spicy kimchi and melted mozzarella sprinkled with black sesame seeds.

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Salads

Sonder Special: chickpeas, sundried tomato, sunflower seeds, feta, rocket and avo coated in a dreamy tahini dressing (vn)     85

The Avolanch: free range chicken, avo, sweet corn, red onion, feta, grated carrot, lettuce and coriander with a tangy lime and olive oil dressing     95

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Pastries

Plain Croissant
Pain au Chocolat
Lindt Choc Brownies
Freshly Baked Muffins and Banana Bread
Florentines

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Coffee

Flat White

Espresso

Americano

Cappuccino

Latte

Cortado

Red Cappuccino

Hot Chocolate

Mochaccino

Chai Latte

Dirty Chai

Iced Coffee (optional: with ice cream)

Assorted Teas

Oat / Almond milk

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Breakfast

Purple Haze: smoothie bowl made with blended berries, banana, greek yoghurt and almond milk and topped with granola, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, almonds and goji berries     75

Açaí Your True Colours: summery açaí smoothie bowl made with banana, açaí berry powder, seasonal berries, almond milk and spinach, topped with banana, almonds, strawberries and chia seeds (vegan friendly) 78

Yogi Berry Bowl: greek yoghurt with fresh seasonal berries, sliced banana, granola and chia seeds     55

Kevin Bacon: Our famous breakfast bagel! Rocket, streaky bacon and a fried egg topped with cheddar cheese (swop bacon for avo)     70

Eggy Pop: smashed avo and boiled egg on sourdough toast dusted with microherbs, dill and red chilli flakes     55

Omelette That Slide: 3 egg omelette with a slice of sourdough toast. 55. Choice of either: onions, pepper, mushroom, tomato 8 , cheddar cheese 10 ,  streaky bacon  25.

Friends with Benedicts: 2 poached eggs drizzled with creamy homemade hollandaise on sourdough    70.

Choice of either: avo 15, bacon 25, salmon 25.

Build your Own Brekkie: 

sourdough toast 10

avo 15

grated cheddar 15

rasher of bacon 25

fries 30

fried mushrooms 12

eggs (fried / scrambled) 12

rocket 8

tomato 8 

smoked salmon 25

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Smoothies and Juices

Popeye Power: spinach, hemp seeds, banana, pineapple, almond milk, spirulina (vn)    60

The Nutty Professor: banana, peanut butter, chia seeds, greek yoghurt, almond milk, almond butter, cinnamon     60

Berry Naas: mixed berries, spinach, banana, greek yoghurt, honey, hemp seeds, almond milk     56

Tropic Like It's Hot: pineapple, strawberry, fresh ginger, banana, almond milk (vn)    58

Cold Pressed Juices:

Orange You Sweet: freshly squeezed orange juice    45

Milkshakes:

Chocolate, strawberry, banana or peanut butter   60

The Beet Goes On: beetroot, ginger, carrot, apple     55

Green Machine: celery, apple, spinach, mint, spinach    55

Carrot Me Away: carrot, ginger, orange    50

 
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Sides

fries     25
sweet potato fries     32
full plate of fries    55
full plate of sweet fries    60

 
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Venue Hire

Did you know that we are not only a cafe but also a venue for hire?

That's right, Sonder Cafe also doubles as an event space. We are available to hire for any and all events from baby showers, birthday parties, supper clubs, brand launches, Xmas parties, and more.


Our rates are R2500 for full hire including a fully-stocked cash bar and 2 employees + a qualified photographer to help assist with your event. We also offer catering at an additional rate.

If you wish to hire the space out excluding the bar our rates are R3500 all inclusive.


Venue hire is available from 4pm on weekdays and 2pm onwards on Saturdays or for the entire day on a Sunday. If you wish to hire outside of these times, let us know as exceptions can always be made.


We can comfortably seat 25 people and our capacity without seating maxes out at around 45 / 50 people.

 

Contact

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Opening Hours
Mon - Fri: 7:30 - 4pm
Sat: 8 - 3pm

Dine In or Take Away

Available for hire for special events & exhibitions
We are currently looking to collaborate with local artists,
please get in touch if you would like to exhibit your work at Sonder.
Contact: 079 094 7662
sonderobz@gmail.com

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