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Bombay Bicycle Club…


Sooo lucky… yesterday, we finally got a table at the Bombay Bicycle Club in Cape Town. I had the chocolate chilli steak and lot’s of fun… it’s definitely worth a magic visit! Book here.

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Oishii – Delicious!

My friend Nic introduced me to Oishii in Kloof Street Cape Town (c/o Kloof & de Lorentz Streets)…  a new little eatery: a place to eat, relax, shop… owned by designer of pure solid (a shop is also right next door). it’s lovely and worth it checking out! Happy week!

more on Oishii here

Café Mozart

Cape Town is pumping, summer is here and I write like a maddo and loving it! This is also a new favourite, honestly worth to check out! Enjoy my little piece…

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Café Mozart Now Under Madama Zingara’s Wings

A lovely refurbished day-time restaurant next to the antique market in Church Street

‘She’ is everywhere in Cape Town. She, meaning the mysterious Madama Zingara. She is taking over our foodie city not as a chain restauarant but as a series of individual and cosy little spots where people can feel the love and, of course, magic. Her new baby Cafe Mozart re-opened in September 2010 and after some love-renovations and dreamful decorations in the antique corner of Church Street tourists and locals are sure to return to this magical space.


Café Mozart has been around for more than 35 years with different owners and in the old days one could listen to live classical music. The vibe of it’s dreamy interior and staff is love, nostalgia, different times and cultures all coming together. Beautiful antique cups hang from the ceiling and the Maneki Neko Cat with the moving arm peers down from the shelf. God Ganesh… you are free to think what you want with Madame Zingara’s prescence all around you.

An essence of love and magic

The Bombay Bicycle Club, the Sidewalk Café, Café Mozart and new addition Café Paradiso are all from one magic family of which Peta is a part of. Peta moved from the Sidewalk Café to manage Café Mozart and says “We aim to provide a sense of welcome, a home away from home and an essence of love and magic. We revamped what was and want to take Mozart back to what it was. We kept a lot of the old staff and we want people to appreciate the space.”

Food is one of the best reasons to visit with breakfast served till 12 including yummy omelettes, French Toast with halloumi, Pancake Steak, Muesli and many more options ranging between R20 and R48. Gourmet Sandwiches are filled with meat and vegetarian delights like the Open Bobotie Sandwich on whole wheat molasses bread or Roast Vegetables, mozarella and pesto (R30 – R45). Expect warm toasty options like sausage, egg and tomato served with salad (R26 – R31). 

Mozart Royale is highly recommended

I’m at Café Mozart for lunch and highly recommend the Mozart Royale Burger. “The chef is an artist” says our lovely waitress and it certainly looks like a piece of art served on a long white rectangular plate, the burger on one side, the artistic mix of sauces on the other with some super crispy fries to boot. I will certainly return for the Mozart Royale which is a feast for the eyes and super yummy.

Other lunch options include a buffet that changes daily, which I also have a nibble on, and lovely salads with seeds and different tastes (a regular plate costs R40). A board is inscribed with a choice of soups, salads, a mussel pot, fish and chips, Bobotie, pies, quiche, Schnitzel and aged sirloin at affordable prices. Plus, if there’s still space in your stomach, have a slice of lemon meringue pie, scones, brownies or another yummy desert.

This place is delicious, inside and outside, for the eyes and for the soul. Enjoy.

By Antonia Heil

PS: You can chill out and work here with free Wifi! Bargain! Plus you can enjoy the yummy delicacies as take aways. There is also a private dining room upstairs with a 12-seater table and a comfortable seating area which is ideal for meetings or functions.

Café Mozart
37 Church street | City Centre | Cape Town | +27 (0) 21 424 3774

Opening hours: Monday-Friday: 7am – 4.30pm, Saturday: 8am – 3.30pm, closed on Sundays

 

Coffee Love Stop Motion

found via weareawesome.

YOURSTRULY: Coffee, Eats and Art; Long Street Cape Town

.. is my new FAVOURITE place on Long Street. Of course, I had to write about it for capetownmagazine.com. Things like this… people have to know about! Have a lekker start into this week! x

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YOURSTRULY: Coffee, Eats and Art

Capetonian Daniel Holland offers a cool day time lunch and lifestyle cafe on Long Street

“Hey, why aren’t you stopping in?” Daniel Holland shouts at a friend passing by his café on Long Street.

“I’ll be back just now,” she says looking up at YOURSTRULY, a welcome addition to Long Street’s eclectic offering. Something not too expensive, where the locals can have lunch and come back for more. YOURSTRULY is the new cool day time spot on Cape Town’s buzzing Long Street.

Daniel Holland opened YOURSTRULY at the beginning of November 2010: “This is lifestyle. A spot to chill, chat, network, this needs to grow in Cape Town.”

With its fresh atmonsphere YOURSTRULY has a bit of a Superette-feel (still my favourite spot in Woodstock) with it’s Bashews-boxes etc. It also has a healthy aspect with the yummy sandwiches and an arty slant with local artists exhibiting on the walls of the café. The focus is on sandwiches and coffees; Deluxe coffee of course: “I support as many entrepreneurs as possible and try to keep it in the community where I get my fruit and veggies from.”

‘Every day is different‘

Daniel Holland studied textile design and worked at Mr. Pickwicks while studying: “I am a people’s person,” he says and loved the ever changing environment while working as a waiter, “Every day is different, everyday you meet different people.”

“How are you?” he shouts at someone passing by while we chat. And it really seems like he knows everyone that passes by. I watch him as he chats to some guys that just arrived from Canada to check out Cape Town; he’s behind the counter, on his skateboard, on Long Street… he enjoys what he’s doing.

Sitting in front of the PC from nine to five was not doing it for him: “I worked as a graphic designer. It was boring. Life was going by and there was no room for growth. How can you stay creative with being in the office all day? With my salary I would have never been able to support a family or buy a house.”

‘Time to follow the dream’

When Daniel decided to take the plunge and start his own business at the beginning of 2010,  he was single, independent and free of any big responsibilities. After checking out several places and many doors closing in his face, he was disheartened, but also learned from his mistakes.

“There are a lot of things that lie beneath the surface,” Daniel says with a smile, because now he has succeeded. He borrowed money, took a loan, had a business plan and very supportive parents and things all started coming together two months before the opening of YOURSTRULY on Long Street.

It happened as planned and it seems to be going well: „Everything here is made in front of you, a very simple concept. There was a gap in the Long Street market.” Here, creative people come together. With YOURSTRULY, Daniel wants to create an ever changing place.

Daniel’s inspiration for the name of his Long Street coffee shop were personal letters signed off with ‘Yours truly’. Sweet, I think, the slogan says ‘Same time tomorrow’ and I will so come back. Thanks Daniel!

by yours truly, Antonia Heil

YOURSTRULY
175 Long Street | Cape Town

Open: Monday – Friday 7am – 5pm; Saturdays 9am – 2pm

Prices: coffees between R12 and R17; sandwiches between R24 and R34
(soon they will also offer smoothies and wraps)

 

The Kitchen in Woodstock, Cape Town

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By now you should all know how much I love good food. And my job allows me to talk about it – in public. You gotta visit The Kitchen. It’s my favourite.

The Kitchen, a bustling eatery

Lunch with a family vibe that makes you feel like you are in Italy celebrating life together

Lunch with the family – perhaps you don’t consider it pleasant? Well… think about a movie set in Italy or Mexico and all the fun that goes on while a large loud family eats together, sharing yummy and colourful food. Doesn’t this make you want to have lots of bambinis and have these kinds of gatherings quite often? Welcome to The Kitchen, THE lunch place in Woodstock – the place that makes lunch exciting and… fun-family-like.

Read the full article here.

Auch auf Deutsch habe ich über The Kitchen in Woodstock, Kapstadt geschrieben. Hier gibt’s den Artikel zu meinen Lieblings-Mittags-Lokal.

Perhaps the world ends here

by Joy Harjo

The world begins at a kitchen table. No matter what,
we must eat to live.
The gifts of earth are brought and prepared, set on the
table so it has been since creation, and it will go on.
We chase chickens or dogs away from it. Babies teethe
at the corners. They scrape their knees under it.
It is here that children are given instructions on what
it means to be human. We make men at it,
we make women.
At this table we gossip, recall enemies and the ghosts
of lovers.
Our dreams drink coffee with us as they put their arms
around our children. They laugh with us at our poor
falling-down selves and as we put ourselves back
together once again at the table.
This table has been a house in the rain, an umbrella
in the sun.
Wars have begun and ended at this table. It is a place
to hide in the shadow of terror. A place to celebrate
the terrible victory.
We have given birth on this table, and have prepared
our parents for burial here.
At this table we sing with joy, with sorrow.
We pray of suffering and remorse.
We give thanks.
Perhaps the world will end at the kitchen table,
while we are laughing and crying,
eating of the last sweet bite.

found through Karen Dudley’s blog… (more about her very soon!)
pic by loril

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