It will be a great pity if a Spur at a Petroport ends up taking away large swathes of custom from Milly's. Milly's is an institution, and for that alone deserves to be supported.
Hi Orange, I hear what you are saying, but the “main” Milly’s burned down and it seems that in the interim you can order breakfast from a limited menu, without orange juice, on the stoep looking at the cars racing down the highway or the peeps filling up at the station.
I can only speak for myself, but I would rather enjoy breakfast looking at a few rhinos, blesbokke and ostriches while my daughter plays her heart out in the kiddies play area.
In my book it’s about a quality breakfast at a reasonable price and at this stage Milly’s is last in line. Everyone has a free choice to support who he/she wants to support and I don't feel like having a breakfast on a stoep with the highway traffic racing by just because “they deserve to be supported!
It's like the Wimpy in Heidelberg in the Western Cape, EVERYONE stops there when heading up to the Garden Route!
Maybe it's because they are the ONLY worthwhile stop around there!
Valid point (both of them - especially Heidelberg - that is really the back end of the back end of nowhere!).
But I hope that once Milly's is rebuilt it won't have been too late. Choice is good, but I can go for a Spur breakfast (which is admittedly very good value for money) any time I want to. Milly's was (and hopefully will one day be again) something different to the norm.
For me, that counts for something.
Of course, that doesn't mean to say they can slop any old thing onto my plate and think they'll get away with it. Ambience, and being different, will only score you so many points. Crap food at hideous prices will lose you way more...