In a rush, on a strict budget, or trying to escape work for just a few mins? Cool Bananas might just become your new BFF.
Located opposite the Woolworths in Strand Street, Cool Bananas (25 St Georges Mall) is the go-to, on-the-go stand which provides you with low-cost smoothies, soup, coffee, and a selection of muffins which are both healthy and hearty.
So, what’s on the menu and what will it cost?
SMOOTHIES and RAW JUICE
Price: 250ml – R10 and 500ml – R20
- Raw Mean Green (spinach, cucumber, apple, ginger)
- Raw Ginger Rabbit (carrot, apple, ginger)
- Raw ABC (apple, beetroot, carrot)
- PB & J (peanut butter, banana, Bulgarian yogurt, honey)
- Cool Pine (Pineapple, ICE, Rooibos Tea extract)
- Cool Fruit (seasonal fruit, banana, Rooibos, Bulgarian yogurt)
- AVO Bomb (Avocado, yogurt, honey)
SOUP: 250ml – R10
SOUP (350ml) AND CHEESY TOASTY: R20
COFFEE: Small – R10 and Large: R15
It’s so reFRESHing to see that businesses are still valuing fresh ingredients. The employees manning the stand, make whatever you have chosen in front of you and they usually have some vibey music on – which doesn’t hurt.
The whole experience is just a pleasant and happy one: seeing only R10 go off your bank account, watching the employees make your order from FRESH ingredients and from scratch, and being genuinely extremely full as a result.
The stand usually also has some sweet baked goods! We have not tried this before but if we are going on past experiences, this will be divine as well and well-priced.
Their BRAN muffin is to die for (this may or may not be a daily ritual.)
The PB & J smoothie is delish- 250ml is more than enough and is super filling.
This was our ZAPPER rating:
FOOD: 5*; SERVICE: 5; AMBIENCE: 5; VALUE: 5*
Overall, we just think this concept is #coolbananas.