CapeTownMagazine.com

A New Quaint Cafe That Serves Coffee, Lunch And Vinyl

Unwrapping Cape Town with you.
Also engage with our other channels
to find something you don't want to miss.
 
www.capetownmagazine.com/subscribe
CapeTownMag
CapeTownMagazine.com
capetownmag

A New Quaint Cafe That Serves Coffee, Lunch And Vinyl

Chat, learn, eat, relax, listen to vinyl classics, grab a book and admire local art at Café Zör in the Bo-Kaap

“My mom was a humble, kind, giving and compassionate soul who was loved by many. I think it is fitting that I continue her legacy by offering unpretentious and tasty meals in a relaxed environment,” says Glenn Muller, the son of Aunty Zör.

MEET THE OWNER
Glenn grew up in Retreat on the Cape Flats in a one-roomed house with seven brothers and one sister, where in his words, “Laughter and food were our constant companions under rather bleak circumstances.” Aunty Zör's home cooking would go on to inspire Glenn's business goals.

“My mom believed in the power of education and instilled in us the desire to succeed no matter the circumstances,” says Glenn. Armed with a degree and an MBA, Glenn still felt like he wasn’t following his passion. “For as long as I can remember, I wanted my own coffee shop but was enslaved to a monthly paycheck and haunted by the fear of opening my own business.”

In December 2018, Glenn finally took the plunge – he resigned and embarked on making his coffee shop dreams come true.

INSIDE CAFÉ ZOR
Café Zör is tucked away in a mid-19th-century double-story building (1861 to be exact) in the Bo-Kaap. The space is for families, the solitary traveller, tourists, the local community, surrounding businesses, the misfits, the mainstream and the marginalised. The decor is somewhat eclectic. “I’ve combined my passion for travelling, food, running, music and reading,” says Glenn. The result is the perfect place to soothe the soul, whether through a good book, a classic vinyl album, a simple meal or a great cup of coffee.

WHAT’S ON THE MENU?
“The menu inspiration comes from watching my mom cook in a small space and creating magic from a couple of fresh ingredients,” says Glenn. Café Zor is 100% Halaal and all dishes are freshly prepared using quality seasonal ingredients, free-range eggs and chicken.

The generous portion of chicken livers served in a creamy peri-peri sauce with a soft-fried egg is a firm favourite. Try the shakshuka – poached eggs simmered in a rich cumin, paprika, chilli and pepper-infused tomato sauce, served with toasted sourdough – for a Middle Eastern-inspired flavour burst. Other signature dishes include homemade granola, blueberry flapjacks, croissant with scrambled eggs and Norwegian salmon, vegan banana bread with almond butter, and the chicken sandwich with homemade pickles and Japanese mayo. Dishes of the day include butter chicken curry, slow-cooked oxtail, soups, stews, and pastas. The New York baked cheesecake and chocolate mousse cake pairs well with coffee or tea.

Prices range from R18 to R70 for breakfast and average about R50 for light meal items. Dishes of the day typically range from R55 to R85. You can also find deli pantry items on sale sourced from small local suppliers and from Glenn’s travels.

WINTER SPECIALS
Get a coffee and pastei de nata for R25 before 9am or the breakfast special (scrambled eggs, sausage, roast tomato, toast and coffee) for R50 until the end of July 2019.

THE FUTURE LOOKS BRIGHT
“Looking ahead, we want to use the space to showcase local talent, be it stand-up comedy, music or poetry, and merge that with good food and coffee,” says Glenn. Café Zör will also explore their own version of First Thursdays where a Cape Malay-influenced buffet will be on offer together with some local entertainment. Keep up-to-date on Facebook and Instagram.

Come support a local and independent small business in the Bo-Kaap and enjoy the vibes and food.

CAFÉ ZOR
Address:
160 Upper Buitengracht street, Bo-Kaap
Contact: +27(0)82 997 3252, info@cafezor.co.za
Hours: Monday–Saturday: 7am–5pm

Images: Works Brothers and provided

---

ABOUT #CapeTownMagNew:
#CapeTownMagNew discovers exciting new places in and around Cape Town and the Western Cape. We celebrate entrepreneurship and we tell their unique stories.

Follow #CapeTownMagNew on Twitter and Facebook for the latest updates or read more here about new places in Cape Town.

PLUS: NOMINATE A FRIEND'S NEW BUSINESS
You never forget the people who supported you when you first started out. That's why we're giving you the chance to nominate your family member or friend's new business to win R60 000's worth of activations and the chance to win a Yoco starter pack. Just click to fill out a form (less than a minute) to nominate a new business.

---

NEW: The one dish, served one day a week that feeds whole families at Akni in the Bo-Kaap.

There are plenty to choose from our list of other Halaal restaurants in Cape Town and to inspire you, here are other restaurants.

Keep them entertained with things to do including free and cheap things to do with kids.

Get ready for weeknight entertainment on First Thursdays.

---

Use our events section for an up-to-date overview of what’s happening in the city, ‘burbs and dorpies. Join our newsletter and get quick access on the go by adding us to your mobile home screen for the ultimate guide to discoveries in Cape Town.

Follow and like us on TwitterFacebookLinkedInInstagramPinterest for updates.

Cape Town Events Calendar
February 2020
SUN MON TUE WED THU FRI SAT
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29

Moving_HumansParkour, Acroyoga And Juggling For ...

Experiment with an array of movement arts in one place

leap_day_mad_hatters_high_teaA Mad Hatter’s High Tea For Leap Day

Dress-up fun, games, chocolate and general madness in a Constantia garden

Woolworths_ProductionA Haunting New Show With A Hilariously ...

Anything and everything will be made fun of in Juliet Jenkin’s new satire

mother_city_comedy_festivalPlanting Funny Bones And Growing Local ...

Come out to support comedians you know... and new ones you’ll love

MTBCycle Tour MTB Is Going Back To Its ...

Three routes, BMX for kids, food stalls at the Banhoek Conservancy

the_om_revolution_2019Sunrise To Sunset Yoga On The Beach Or ...

Sociable, mindful, fun and affordable group yoga classes in the park or on the beach

Polkadraai_and_popcorn_popcorn_and_wine1Polkadraai & Popcorn Wine Pairing Back ...

Check out the anti-serious wine pairing in the Western Cape with Polkadraai & Popcorn

african_relish_2019Prince Albert From Morning to Evening

Epic foodie experiences from coffee to dinner Monday to Saturday at the African Relish ...

extrablattWholesome Buffet Breakfast And Sunday ...

Hot food, cold food. Saturdays, Sundays, and public holidays

aroundaboutnew3Season Specials And More With ...

From R200 vouchers and free upgrades, drive away with more value adds

barons_poster15 Inner-City Discoveries To Make While ...

What would you do if you'd been given two hours and 15 fun things to do?

William_Kentridge_2A Monumental Exhibition At The Norval ...

The iconic South African artist’s largest exhibition in Africa in over a decade

rotterdamUltimate Bachelorette Party: The Girls ...

Three days of gin pairings, massages and pool (or fireside bar) parties on a private ...

kiff_kombi_gin_tourIt’s Cape Town's Most Spirited Road ...

All aboard, gin lovers. You’re about to discover Cape Town’s hidden gin gems

sundoo2019_10Lamb Curry to Duck Briyani and Bunny ...

Sundoo’s South-Indian-inspired tapas are ideal for that lazy lunch that turns into ...

galileo_meySaturday Nights at The Galileo Open Air ...

Kick back, sip wine and relax with a country movie screening experience

Camissa Tour 5 2015Get A Unique Sunday Gospel Experience ...

Embark on a spiritual Sunday journey through one of the Mother City’s most soulful ...

Glowing Rooms 3Get a Great Saving on 3D Mini-Golf with ...

Pay a special rate for entrance into SA’s first 3D space-themed glow-in-the-dark ...

Leopards Leap Rotisserie LunchRotisserie Lunch at Leopard’s Leap ...

Snack on succulent skewered meats and seasonal salads at this hip, young Winelands ...

tjing_momjii_3Next-Level Dining At Tjing Tjing Momiji

Take your taste buds on a tour of Japan

WeatherGiveawaysTravel Tips