“I’m hungry, let’s go for brunch”. These are a few of my favourite words to hear on a Friday morning. If you find yourself hankering for a strong coffee and a croissant the French would be proud of, I suggest you make your way to the up and coming bit of Umhlanga and fight your way through the masses to grab a table at Old Town Italy. Having tasted almost every item on the breakfast menu, I can confidently say you cannot go wrong. As much as I love bacon, I love chorizo more. The Shakshuka arrives in a perfectly vintage cast iron pan filled to the brim with onions, red peppers, cannellini beans and chorizo, all baked in a chunky napoletana sauce. Two baked eggs, with wonderfully oozy yolks, top the dish. It is accompanied by some crusty ciabatta, ideal for mopping up all the tomato-ey goodness. I have been well and truly seduced by the food, the feel and the fantastic coffee. Best brunch in town? Old Town, for sure.