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Infusion on Long is neon-bright, affordable with outgoing staff
Bustling Long Street in the heart of the Mother City is home to one of its trendiest restaurants, Infusion on Long. It’s recently been revamped and now offers a Mediterranean-inspired menu infused with CBD. Expect CBD infused meals, affordable prices, neon-bright decor, and good vibes.
NO, YOU WON’T GET HIGH FROM THE CBD
CBD is known for its calming effects, and can help reduce anxiety and pain. From tapas and starters to mains and desserts, Infusion on Long’s menu boasts a variety of cuisines thanks to the three chefs’ varied tastes: Johnathan Le Roux loves Italian cuisine, Gerswin Jacobs enjoys street food, and Preston Hendricks opts for Asian.
Try the tapas, such as the crispy, fried pancetta-and-cheese canna-quettes with CBD spicy mayo or black widow squid. Mains options include a succulent beef fillet for only R150, a 600g rack of ribs for R160 (with chips and onion rings), and a juicy cheeseburger for R95, along with a range of other intriguing dishes on the menu. You’ll be blown away by the desserts, not only because of how good it tastes, but also because it looks almost too good to eat. There are space-cake brownies with orange-peel candy, “half pound” ice cream sundae, or hotbox apple and custard tart.
TAKE IN THE GOOD VIBES AND NEON-BRIGHT DECOR
When you step into this neon-decorated restaurant, you’ll feel the good vibes. There’s a downstairs and upstairs section – and don’t miss the perfect selfie spots. The first is a grass wall with a #cannabuddy sign, perfect to snap a photo of yourself with your crew. The second spot is upstairs, where there’s a neon “pretty dope” sign and a huge mirror to get the perfect “night-out” shot.
By Simone Strydom
If you have a sweet tooth, you can also try Vegan Cannabis Ice Cream
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