Bacon, no matter how it is served, is a winner: as a stand-alone accompaniment it becomes the highlight of the meal, and as a topping, it’s a team player that lifts all the other flavours. A case in point for the latter is, of course, the bacon sandwich. So it comes as no surprise then bacon sandwiches are standard additions to restaurant menus around South Africa, each with their own take on how to incorporate bacon between two pieces of bread. For our list, we travelled to Kwa-Zulu Natal to track down the Best Bacon Sandwiches in Durban.
Meanwhile, over in Glenwood, there is Parc – an eatery that is a go-to brunch spot for many Durbanites and only uses locally sourced produce where possible. This cafe’s take on the bacon sandwich involves cheddar cheese, pickled onion, rocket, brown butter, fried banana, an of course, bacon! Sounds delicious, right?