Mitchell Gilbert Messina's mock-ups and sketches in Woodstock are all about aspiration
Grab something wholesome at the Harvest Café and Deli in Bo-Kaap
A charming new spot in the bustling Bo-Kaap offers wholesome food at its best
The recently opened Harvest Café and Deli in the Bo Kaap is a welcome – and wholesome – food addition to one of the city’s busiest neighbourhoods. With a menu offering that ranges from vegetarian and vegan food to more traditional breakfast and lunch options, including some banting items, this trendy new spot is set to become a favourite of both foodies and health nuts.
Owners Sean Moncrieff and Lloyd Becker reveal that the eggs benedict on zucchini fritters and pumpkin fritters are favourites on the breakfast menu at the moment, and rightly so. But then again, all the dishes look delectable and that goes for everything from the taste to the presentation, which sometimes includes edible flowers to add an extra touch of flair!
Initially, Sean and Lloyd were looking to expand their business, The Nice Company, which produces artisanal desserts such as ice cream and sorbets, which is how they came across the spot that is now the Harvest Cafe and Deli. Needless to say, they fell in love with the energy here and, instead of expanding, decided to start something entirely new to best optimise the charming space.
The fresh, modern and simple interior certainly adds to the “wholesomeness” of the eatery. Offering cosy booths in a scenic, open-plan setup, the views of both Table Mountain and city go a long way in adding to the ambience of the place. The free wifi and plug sockets at each booth also makes it the ideal office-away-from-the-office.
And then there’s the spectacular rooftop area that was recently fitted with artificial lawn and now offers beginner yoga classes. From R50/p per session, all you have to do is bring your own yoga mat and towel. There are three classes a week, two on Monday evenings with the one starting at 5:30pm and the next at 6:30pm, as well as on Wednesday mornings at 7am to 8am.
Note: We heard a little birdie whisper that exciting plans are underway for the rooftop space at the Harvest Café and Deli. Apparently it’s happening this summer so best to watch this space.
Tip: Enjoy a wholesome breakfast and a fresh kick of caffeine crafted by the in-house barista after your Wednesday morning yoga session.
The Bill: The restaurant offers breakfast and lunch daily | Breakfast: R54 - R94 | Lunch: R64 – R85
Opening Times: Monday to Saturday: 7:30am to 4:30 pm | Sunday: 8:30am to 2pm
Address: 102 Wale Street | City Bowl | Cape Town | +27 (0)79 448 1618
By: Buhle Lindwa
#CapeTownMagNew is a long-standing project that is dedicated to discovering exciting new places in and around our pretty city. We tell their stories, find out what they offer, and delve into what makes them unique. From cafés and restaurants to trampoline parks and dog hotels, there is always one new place in the city that we uncover each week. You can follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook and subscribe to our newsletter to track recent features or read more here about more Hot Spots and New Restaurants in Cape Town and Surrounds.
DISCOVER OTHER EXCITING NEW SPOTS IN THE CITY:
STAY TUNED AND SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER FOR MORE INFORMATION
Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of happenings in Cape Town. Also, don’t forget to subscribe to our newsletter and if you have a smartphone, add m.capetownmagazine.com to your home screen for quick access on the go!
Follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook, join our Google+ circle, connect with us on LinkedIn, check out our photos on Instagram and follow our Pinterest boards for updates on what’s happening in and around the Mother City