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Enjoy coffee and pastries from a secret café in Tokai Forest

Half the fun of the Secret Forest Café is finding it

You won't find this hidden coffee shop in Cape Town's bustling CBD nor will you find it out in the quiet suburbs. Instead, you'll have to walk, not too far, through Tokai Forest's indigenous nature reserve to find it. Right on the edge of the forest, facing Elephant's Eye in the Silvermine Nature Reserve, you'll find Olivia Hedley's family-run coffee shop, the Secret Forest Café. 

HALF OF THE FUN IS GETTING THERE
The trail starts at the Tokai park parking area next to the Lions Club. From here, take the very first path and keep left all the way down. About 2km in, keep an eye out for a wooden walkway, which will take you straight to the café. 

WHEN ONE DOOR CLOSES ANOTHER DOOR OPENS
Like many small businesses in lockdown, Olivia Hedley’s previous business had to close its doors to the

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