Kelvin Corner was dreamt up by two film technicians that decided that if they wanted a perfect space to create in, they would have to build it themselves. So the space was created by creatives, for creatives, artists, photographers,editors, writers and more. We will be focussing on the Cafe, but the location also includes a Video Editing Suite, Photographic Studio, Podcast Recording Room and Gear Servicing Lab alongside hot desk work spaces and modern offices and meeting rooms.
The Cafe is just as much a creative space as the rest of the building, serving delicious art on a plate with their variety of breakfasts, sandwiches, wraps, and waffles. We can’t stress enough that the staff here are amazing, with the chef popping round to chat and there being a clearly palpable sensation of people doing what they love.
Kelvin Corner Cafe is currently running a special where you can have anything off the breakfast menu with a beverage (coupled with a super high speed internet connection) for R100, provided that you arrive before 9:00 :-)
Kelvin Corner Cafe has recently launched a new menu with all sorts of tidbits to whet your appetite and have you coming back for more. This includes the fascinatingly titled “Something Weird” where you get what the chef decides to make at that moment (something for the adventurous at heart!). We can also highly recommend The General, a wrap with fried chicken, crispy bacon, mixed lettuce, tomato, red onion and a smooth honey mustard dressing.
Make sure you grab one of their vegan brownies on the way out, it makes for a great late-night snack!
Brought to you by the organisers of the incredibly popular Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill, Superette allows you to enjoy the same level of artisanal quality and fresh, locally-sourced ingredients, any day of the week!
Having been told about their fabulous all day breakfast sandwich by several friends, we had to give it a go. Scrambled eggs served on sourdough rye with roasted baby tomatoes, bacon and lemon dressed greens, the hype was right, it was stunning!
The space itself is very modern, sleek and clean in terms of design, and the venue lends itself to breakfasts, brunches, business meetings or just a damn fine cuppa coffee.
They run daily specials including daily cakes (yum!) and another noteworthy item on the brunch menu is their savoury waffle. A beautiful buttermilk and herbed goats cheese waffle with english spinach, poached eggs, hollandaise sauce and crispy bacon, wow!
From Italy, to Greece to the spicy and fiery Island of Morocco where they have been innovative with food and exotic spices for centuries.
Located in the middle of a middlin’ part of Victoria Road in Woodstock, you would never believe that you would find such an exquisite expression of the spice route and all its layers and subtleties. While we would urge you to just ask the waitron to recommend whatever is their favourite staff meal.
From the Shish Kbab, to the various Tajines, you really can't go wrong. Everything served is prepared lavishly and with care; the spice journey is unmistakable and exciting.
Ensure that you save space for the exquisite mint tea that is served as a sweet and hot dessert along with beautiful biscuits/cakes.
Think everything that is Greek, every picture in your mind about what Greek cuisine looks, smells and tastes like, then elevate it all to a whole new level of authenticity.
Every item is prepared with exacting and impeccable precision, ensuring that the flavour delivery is at its absolute peak. You will taste the overwhelming garlic subtly undercut by creamy hummus and hand wrapped dolmades, all these mediterranean delicacies that come together in beautiful compositions on your palate.
Definitely go for the signature dish here which is the Kleftiko Lamb, a succulent lamb shank slow roasted for six hours in a light lemon sauce, it seriously just falls off the bone and straight into your expectant mouth.
Aside from that signature dish (which is amazing) they also do a large variety of seafood and beef dishes, and pita breads that you will run a real risk of filling yourself up on.
When you walk in you will have the distinct impression that you have just entered a proper greek home, with some classic Greek affectations, trellised ceiling and multi-coloured chairs hung on the walls. Get comfy and order away, the menu is a taste of Hellenism at its best.
For the gold old taste of firm Italian favourites, look no further. Golosa Restaurant consistently outdo themselves in managing to make our local produce shine amidst their significant skills in the kitchen.
The venue is relaxed, personal and with attentive and personable staff on hand. This being an Italian joint, expect nothing but the best authentic stone baked pizza and amazingly refined hand made pasta.
To share, the best you can do is the Risotto for two which is a green pea and mushroom risotto with twenty-four months aged Italian Parma ham, white truffle oil, fresh rocket and aged Parmesan.
Far from being a one-trick-pony, you would be remiss to not take advantage of their coffee and dessert menu. If you have a little time on your hands, wait twenty minutes and by all means have the baked chocolate dessert. This heavenly piece of decadence is a slow-baked chocolate fondant pudding made to order from organic cacao, free-range eggs and cane sugar, served with home-made berry coulis and vanilla ice cream.
Cape town has attracted, raised and held host to some of the finest chefs in the world. Each of these astounding individuals bring their own flair to the plate and pinpoint, alter and improve their raison d'exister at all times. Due to the cosmopolitan nature of being a port town, we have managed to co-opt and perfect some of the best international cuisine you can imagine. Time to go tuck in?
We love chocolate, i mean, really, really love chocolate, just a little bit more than we love wine, so it’s vastly convenient for us to go to Lourensford to indulge in fine wines and finer Belgian chocolate in beautiful pairings.
In the heart of the picturesque Helderberg mountains, Lourensford Wine Estate is a bustle of activities you can make a day of, hot tip, have some coffee, it’s fantastic.
The chocolate pairings are as follows:
A limited release chardonnay with orange dark chocolate
A Lourensford estate merlot with dark cherry chocolate
A Lourensford estate shiraz with dark chili chocolate
A unique Lourensford honey liqueur with dark mint chocolate
The experience is sublime and amazing, the way the flavours swirl and complement one another is testimony to the amount of thought and care that has gone into the selection process.
The terroir of Waterkloof is the closest thing to Provence you will get in the western Cape, absolutely beautiful! Waterkloof pride themselves on their natural farming processes and biodynamic vineyard practices.
In the tasting room, through the tall glass walls you can observe both the working cellar and the farm below, with artwork by well-known South African artists framed by raw concrete columns.
The tasting experience begins with a rich and smooth Chardonnay followed by a stunning Chenin Blanc paired with a fruit and cheese platter. After that, personal favourites included The Circle of Life White (Sauvignon Blanc and Chenin Blanc blend) and the False Bay Rosé which is a gentle and elegant drop!
The morsels and the wines are fantastic, definitely worth coming back for a full meal, especially considering that many of the wines available here are not available in stores.
“In wine there is wisdom, in beer there is strength, in water there is bacteria”
- David Auerbach
This week we will be looking at things that go together, and things that need to be tasted and experienced. Yes! We’re going on a high-end booze cruise to indulge in delicious beverages and decadent snacks.
The Riverine Rabbit is an experiment in conscious dining, purely locally sourced, seasonal and sustainable ingredients cooked in a charcoal Josper oven. Head Chef/Patron Ash Heeger trained under Chef Luke Dale Roberts at La Colombe and then at The Test Kitchen, her path in food is on fire, definitely a chef to keep an eye on.
They do a full vegetarian as well as a pescetarian menu, so every taste is accommodated. Off the full tasting menu you will experience amazing dishes paired cleverly with great wines.
Try everything, but specifically we enjoyed the dressed oyster with buttermilk, citrus and fennel paired with a bubbly Klein Constantia MCC Brut. Also the honey-cured beef served with tapioca, egg yolk, soy and alliums with a Lismore Chardonnay, outstanding.
The ideas and dishes keep pouring out of this kitchen, beautiful and delicious, highly recommended.