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The first in a series of Cape Town’s business card creativity
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Our mission is to inspire social participation through our niche platform focusing on the best selection of what inspires us, for local “enthusiasts” urban travellers looking for a comprehensive guide to b-informed, b-selective and b-inspired through our curated content. curator & editor-in-chief: michael beatham email@example.com editor: michele attwood firstname.lastname@example.org contributor & photographer: cindy taylor email@example.com art director: elinore de lisle firstname.lastname@example.org marketing & production: alex holland email@example.com advertising manager: tyrrone lloyd firstname.lastname@example.org bean counter: sheila tulleken email@example.com
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“The biggest waste of space is the unused side of a business card.” ~ John Lloyd | business strategist | speaker | author
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rock n roses
A lot has changed since Carl and Judd opened the doors to their humble little roastery in Church Street, the most symbolic of which was probably trading in the red petty cash box for a real till system. What hasn’t changed is the coffee. Three years later it is still as kick ass as ever, only now it can be found at three Deluxe outlets and just about anywhere else in the country. So what does it take to
build a coffee empire? Carl went to an agricultural high school and has an in-depth knowledge of roses. Judd was lead bass guitarist for rock band Songs of Phade and has a rather inconvenient habit of getting stuck in lifts. The unlikeliest of skill sets, perhaps, but combine them with passion and a disregard for rules, especially when it comes to coffee, and the results speak for themselves.
spilling the beans
The Deluxe team gives us the lowdown on their bosses
deluxe outlets Cape Town 25 Church Street 072 569 9579 Gardens 6 Roodehek Street 072 569 9579 Franschhoek 19 Huguenot Road 082 7272 187 www.deluxecoffeeworks.co.za
Michau Grant on Carl - If one of us is late or messes up Carl will shit on all of us! We all land up in trouble not just the dude who messed up. on Judd - We’ll be in the middle of a crazy service and Judd will decide to stand in the middle of everyone and strike up a fat chat with one of the customers. And Judd’s, well, not a small guy, so we have to just work
around him because, you know, he’s the boss and we can’t exactly tell him to move. Wentzel on Carl – He is never late. Even when he’s late. on Judd – When Judd finds a new album that he likes he will put it on repeat for about four hours in the shop and we all have to listen to it - even if we don’t like it.
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Michau On Judd – We all speak Afrikaans except for Judd. Sometimes he will just make these random noises (in his Kiwi accent) to act like he’s speaking Afrikaans. On Carl – Big brother has got nothing on Carl. He knows what we are going to do before we’ve even done it.
not your 3 grandma’s
The Pantry @ Dear Me 021 422 4920 165 Longmarket St | CBD
Sweet addiction: Pancetta & peanut butter cookie and shelves of edible delights
Unlike chocolate chip, the peanut butter cookie was no accident. It’s come a long way since George Washington Carver included a crushed peanut cookie recipe in his 1916 Research Bulletin and the traditional peanut butter cookie was introduced in the 1930s. Our favourite: the Pancetta & Peanut Butter cookie from The Pantry at Dear Me. Not too crisp, not too chewy and not
too sweet; just the right amount of buttery peanut flavour with a subtle, salty hit in every delicious bite. We bought our cookies from Frankie Fenner (because who doesn’t like a meat merchant that also sells coffee, bread, ice cream and cookies?), but our newest addiction is handmade with love in a beautifully-restored Heritage building in Longmarket Street. The Pantry at Dear Me stocks a wonderland of edible delights from jams, chutneys, relishes and pickles to roasted nuts and freshly baked breads, as well as decadently indulgent baked goods you’d gladly sell your grandma for!
bitches + bollocks
YARD, 6 Roodehek Rd | Gardens
In the most unassuming street, behind the unlikeliest façade, you’ll find YARD, home to not only Deluxe’s new roastery, but some of the best burgers and sandwiches in town. By day, the Bitches Tits serves up sandwiches like the world-renowned Philly Cheese Steak or the Meatball Hero; at R45 it is a lot cheaper than crossing the Atlantic. Mucky Mary’s Hubcap Breakfast is another favourite. After 5pm, the Dogs Bollocks serves burgers and wine. Only 50 are made each evening so get there early because they go fast. They’re that good. Visit for the food and to check out the whimsical tin can flower pots on all the lamp posts. We think they add a certain je ne sais quoi to Roodehek Road. YARD | facebook.com/YARDCT
Not all rye breads are created equal. Our top ten...
1. Manna Epicure 95% rye, R30 2. Raith 60% rye, R35 3. Dinkel 70% rye, R19.50 4. Melissa’s 80% rye, R25 5. Jason Bakery 66% rye, R30 6. Marcelino 80% rye, R28 7. Oumeul 100% rye, R32.50 8. Knead 80% rye, R23 9. Spar CQ 100% rye, R17.99 10. Raith 100% rye, R15.90
a cut above
There’s far more to hair salons than simply taming the locks. While we agree that the best part is probably the head massage, there are plenty of special touches that can elevate the experience from necessary to sublime. Cindy Taylor checked out the best places to catch up on gossip, enjoy great coffee, sip on a whisky, cool off with a cold one, escape from the hustle and bustle - and get your hair transformed from unruly to crowning glory.
Glasshouse for Men The Foundry, Prestwich St, Green Point | 021 419 9599/8 Stylish, sophisticated, fullservice grooming emporium for men; enjoy a hot cappuccino, a cold beer or an exclusive whisky and catch up on the news on a large screen TV.
The Lobby Hair Shop The Foundry, Albert Rd, Woodstock | 021 825 3714 Super stylish and distinctive, with classic barber chairs, cold beers, Deluxe coffee and great music. Man-friendly, but ladies love it too and are flocking to the Lobby for cut, colour and style.
Yogi’s 103 Buitengracht St 021 424 5408
Barnet Fair St. Stephens Church, 98 Bree St | 021 4241302
Wim Coiffeur 119 Regent Rd, Sea Point | 021 439 6131 Oozes style. Take the afternoon to really let your hair down. Enjoy a glass or two of bubbly. You’re guaranteed to leave feeling like Wim and Eugene are long lost friends.
Traditional hot towel shaves, head shaves, beard maintenance, and haircuts in a stylish yet understated setting. The kind of place where we imagine the Ocean’s Eleven guys would meet to plan their next heist.
Fox & Vixen 161 Kloof St, Tamboerskloof | 021 423 3515 A quirky, unisex spot on Kloof with Tretchikoff on the walls and floral chairs to add a retro feel and evoke images of days gone by – or at least the 80s. “Hair Tamers Extraordinaire”, they do everything, including perms.
An authentic barber experience, with vintage barber chairs, black and white chequered floor, and red and white baton outside. Short back and sides and a hot towel shave by Yogi, a fourth-generation barber with two decades under his belt.
designs on woodstock The Woodstock Foundry | 160 Albert Rd | Woodstock
A beautifully-restored, 100 year-old heritage building on the corner of Albert Road and Plein Street is home to an eclectic selection of some of Cape Town’s hottest talent. The Woodstock Foundry is a one-stop shop of creativity and design, where each and every product evokes awe and an “I absolutely have to have that!” response.
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Opus | 072 785 6002 Marissa Pretorius’s multifaceted plant studio where she creates gorgeous hanging gardens and terrariums, and the most breathtaking plant and floral designs.
Vogel | 021 447 6128 A collection of truly unique and stunning furniture; designer John Vogel is inspired by “the natural world and the exploration of organic forms” and believes strongly in sustainable business practices.
Dear Rae | 072 4780 653 Karen Rae Matthee and her multi-talented team turn gold, silver, copper and brass and the occasional gemstone into stunning pendants, rings, bangles and earrings, with a stylish simplicity that makes each piece perfect for everyday wear.
West Street Café 074 798 4994 Great vibe, good food, Tribe coffee and daily specials. B-guided has been known to move staff meetings from the office to the café.
also at the foundry The Lobby Hair Shop 021 825 3714 Unisex hair salon; unique colour, cut and styling. Selah Selection of once-off pieces, books, stationery & art. Commpost 076 067 6183 Web TV campaigns.
O.Live | 021 447 6392 A beautiful store packed with an eclectic mix of décor and accessories from gorgeous glassware to luxurious linens, as well as stunning vintage pieces. It’s impossible to leave empty handed.
Bronze Age | 021 447 3914 A multi-functional art foundry with a range of products including lights and interior accessories, once-off furniture pieces and their iconic bowls. Bronze Age also takes commissions and provides services to renowned artists.
Smart Art 021 447 0872 Print your images onto wallpaper, tiles, textiles & more. B-guided Media 079 767 6343 | 082 221 7541 Publishers: Hip City Guides; Edits
cross the street
Delos | 021 447 5739 | 181 Albert Rd | Woodstock
Situated in the historic old St. Mary’s School, Delos is the place to go for antique and bespoke handmade mirrors and the most amazing chandeliers from old to new – probably the most extensive collection anywhere. Also on offer are architectural items and antique furniture.
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Casamento | 021 448 6183 Beautifully-designed furniture that’s beautiful to “sit on, lie on, live on and love”; Casamento is committed to sustainability and uses only natural raw and recycled fibres. Frames are made by a master craftsman and carry a lifetime guarantee.
Lost Is A Place Too 082 796 8205 Freelance designer, illustrator and “thing maker”, Lauren Fowler creates beautiful jewellery, art prints, cards, wedding stationery, mugs, illustrations, must-have fridge magnets and popular cross stitch creations.
South China Dim Sum Bar 229 Long Street 078 846 3656
(Hakutsuru) and Chinese beer (Tsintao). Ed and Clint say they’ll be getting more Asian beers soon, just in time for summer. The Vietnamese coffee is a worthy substitute if you’d prefer something non-alcoholic. Speaking of summer, there’s ice cream from the Creamery: cinnamon, star anise and pear, and jasmine tea. Also on the dessert menu are hand-
made truffles: crystallised ginger and five-spice praline. Ed and Clint believe in supporting the local economy and do so by using fresh, local ingredients wherever possible. South China is open for dinner from 6pm till late, Tuesday to Sunday, and for lunch from noon to 3pm, Wednesday to Friday. Summer menu now being served.
Opposite page: Clint & Ed, Hakutsuru sake, the restuarant. Below: Crystallized Ginger and Five-spice Praline Truffles, floral composition
If not for a local beer commercial casting, we may never have experienced the sublime Asian street food at South China Dim Sum Bar. It is at the casting where Edmund Hung and Clinton Ho-Wing met, and it’s where they shared their love of food and their frustration at the lack of authentic Asian street food in the mother city. Capetonians got their first taste at the City Bowl
Market on Hope, but when Ed and Clint opened their restaurant in Long Street there was a collective cheer at being able to indulge any day of the week. Potstickers are the popular favourite, but we recommend trying everything on the menu, including the steamed buns, wontons and the many noodle dishes. (Who says we can’t have culinary goals?) Enjoy with some Japanese sake
I Love my Laundry
& then sum... I Love My Laundry Dim Sun and laundry services True Story. 59 Buitengracht St | Heritage Squ | 083 602 0291 Haiku Dim Sum & Asian cuisine | 33 Church St | Cape Town | 021 424 7000 Touch Heart Dim Sum You & Me & Everyone We Know market www.touch-heart.withtank.com Saigon Authentic Vietnamese & sushi Cnr Kloof & Camp St | Gardens | 021 424 7670 A Taste of Taiwan Earth Fair Market – Thurs Neighbourgoods Market – Sat Village Market at Cape Quarter – Sun 021 939 3701/082 767 3555
HOW TO FOLD A WONTON
We got masters of dim sum, Clint and Ed, to give us the lowdown on folding a wonton. This particular method is called ‘the nurse’s cap.’ Wonton wrappers are available from most Asian supermarkets, particularly in Sea Point.
Dust your work surface with flour. Put one heaped teaspoon of your filling in the centre of the wonton wrapper.
Wet the inner edges of the wrapper with beaten egg.
Fold the wrapper the bottom 4 Wet in half to make a left corner with triangle. egg and fold over the apex should sit in the centre of the opposite side.
Wet the bottom right corner of the wrapper and fold over. Your wonton should look like a nurse’s cap.
Put into boiling water for about 4-5 minutes till it floats to the top. Add a dash of sesame oil and soya.
Food truck culture, huge in the US, is catching on in the mother City. Three of our favourites:
Limoncello Luca Castiglione’s authentic Italian food. We loved the Yellowtail Burger on homemade focaccia (they make their own bread every day) with rocket, tomato and marinated baby marrow. At Oudekraal on Wednesday, the Biscuit Mill on Saturday. Check Twitter for other locations. @CTFoodTrucks
The Soft Machine The team at Soft Machine says, “Soft serve doesn’t have to be the second-rate trailer park cousin of gelato.” We agree. All-natural, divine and creamy soft serve in really creative flavours, like Leipoldt’s Milktart with cinnamon spice snaps, and Honeybush Tea, also with snaps. At Oudekraal on Wednesday and Old Biscuit Mill on Saturday. Check Twitter for other locations. @thesoftmachine1 Durban’s Finest Curry This bright yellow truck serves up phenomenal veggie, chicken or lamb curry served with rice, in a roti or as a chow. Mince, chicken, butternut or potato samosas are also available. At Oudekraal on Wednesday, City Bowl Market on Saturday. Check Twitter for other locations. @durbfinestcurry Lady Bonin’s Tea Parlour Purveyor of magical infusions and tasty curiosities, Jessica Bonin and her refurbished 1975 Jurgens caravan have singlehandedly revolutionised tea drinking in Cape Town. Enjoy teas from around the world while relaxing on comfy cushions on a Persian carpet at markets and events around the Western Cape. At Neighbourgoodsmarket on Saturdays. Check Twitter for over locations. @Lady_Bonin
Atlas Trading | 94 Wale Street | 021 423 4361
Chances are you’ve driven past the candy flosscoloured building at the top of Wale Street without notice, but on foot there’s no missing the mesmerising aromas that entice you to enter. Little has changed since the Atlas Trading Company was opened back in the 1940s by the Ahmed brothers. Now run by a son of each of the brothers, the service is still personal and the spices still pure, arriving from all over the globe to help Capetonians spice up their culinary creations.
shop asia Authentic Asian cooking needs authentic Asian ingredients.
HongDa Supermarket 100 Main Rd | Sea Point 083 232 3995 | 072 697 1717 Myriad Chinese Supermarket 126 Main Rd | Sea Point 021 434 2325 New Asian Spice Supermarket 186 Main Rd | Sea Point 021 434 0598 South Asia Chinese Supermarket 48A Main Rd |Sea Point 021 434 0654
shop the street
WHo: 3rd-generation-vendor Nazeem Rylands WHeRe: corner of Kloof and Ivy Streets every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. WHAt: the freshest fruit and veg straight from the farm at a third of store prices. Don’t expect: perfectly shiny apples in pretty packaging
WHo: Lulu, who has been selling since 2000 WHeRe: Church Street pedestrian walk just down from Café Mozart. WHAt: vintage shoes, boots, dresses and blouses from as far afield as Mozambique. Don’t expect: order; just dig through the piles and find a treasure.
021 424 6930 91 Kloof St | Gardens
beach & surfing. Orphanage (Bree Street) serves the best cocktails in town. International city Paris - the architecture, the art, the fact that you see so many people walking their dogs in the street, the scent of freshly baked pastries, the couture and the beautiful language. On Cape Town Cape Town is evolving and growing into a world class creative city - in my opinion the best place to live and a wonderful place to visit. The perfect balance between city and nature.
fringe benefit The Fringe on Kloof 99B Kloof Street | Cape Town 072 252 9709 The Fringe at the V&A Shop 11B, Alfred Mall | V&A Waterfront | 072 252 9709
Salon91 is a boutique gallery and art consultation service whose window displays are as fresh and exciting as the art within and as exhibitions by established and emerging contemporary designers rotate every three to four weeks, Salon91 is a monthly must do.
Art of life
Photo by Inge PrIns: www.IngePrIns.com
Monique du Preez, curator at Salon91 since October 2008, shares her thoughts on art, inspiration and the best places to eat and play in the City.
Inspiration Raw creativity, passion, bravery, aesthetics, individuality, nature, architecture, fashion, colour, music, literature, design, film, solitude, geometry, form, travel… The list goes on. Eating out Kitima (Hout Bay) or Test Kitchen for special occasions; Willoughby’s for sushi; French Toast for tapas. Anywhere that allows dogs: Tasha’s (Constantia); Newport Deli; Cafe Neo. After dark, the Duchess of Wisbeach is a treat for canines and humans alike. At play Hiking, going to the
Chantal Louw and Thessa Bos shared a deep desire to make local art and design accessible and affordable. Lack of capital and unfriendly banks did not deter this dynamic duo and their solution was as creative as the designs they stock: Cape Town’s very first pop up shop. The success of the first pop up at City Hall, as part of Spier Contemporary 2010, led to one in Green Point during the 2010 World Cup, with the V&A following soon after. Their
extensive experience in the art world complemented with serious business savvy saw Chantal and Thessa saving for their dream while building an extensive and loyal client base. In June 2011 The Fringe Arts permanent design collective opened on Kloof - and a second permanent outlet at the V&A more recently where art, jewellery, ceramics, textiles and the best of South African creativity is snapped up by locals and visitors alike.
Some of the featured work at the Fringe: Cape Town map by JudithAndKevin, porcelain boat by Rebecca Townsend, colourful bangles by Pichulik, rings by Alchemi, bag by Soil Design, fridge magnets by Paperjet Design.
out of town inspiration www.thebeachouse.co.za | email@example.com | 083 446 9972
britannia bay bliss Imagine an unspoiled white beach stretching for kilometres, a climate that is warm and sunny all year round, a protected bay in which dolphins and whales play, perfect mornings made for walks on the beach and afternoon breezes that invite relaxation and naps – and, perched atop a sand dune, the ultimate beach escape. The Beach House in Britannia Bay is your imagination come to life. An open plan living area comes complete with a protected courtyard pool - the ideal place to bask in the sun – and décor and accessories in neutral tones that combine style and simplicity and
tie in beautifully with the organic surroundings. Not a single detail has been overlooked. Kitchen Aid accessories, Euro gas stove, Escobar espresso machine and two dishwashers in the kitchen inspire culinary creativity. The six luxurious bedrooms include 100% cotton sheets and down duvets, while heated towel rails and gorgeous Moya and Still Pure products turn bath time into bliss. A separate TV room includes a flat screen surround sound system with DVD and satellite, as well as WiFi. And get this: it’s soundproof, so noisy kids, cheering sports fans and night owls are more than welcome. The house is also fully staffed. You may never want to leave.
paternoster perfection Abalone House, Paternoster’s first five-star boutique guesthouse in the oldest fishing village on the West Coast, is a luxurious study in the textures and contrasts of Africa. Designed around a central courtyard and lapping swimming pool, each of the 10 suites is completely private and utterly decadent. Some have views of the Atlantic; all have access to magnificent private relaxation areas with the sound of the ocean as background music.
Summer highlights at Abalone House Beachnics: private high teas at the ocean’s edge; picnic basket with beautifully personalised and packaged snacks, beach blankets, cushions and hats, umbrellas and board games Saturday night braai: interactive, fully-catered, classic West-Coast braais with local seafood and other South African favourites, along with Angus beef steak for meat lovers.
where to eat Gaaitjie Salt Water Restaurant | 022 752 2242 | off Sampson Street, Paternoster The freshest seafood in a white-washed fisherman’s cottage amongst the rocks on Paternoster Voorstrandt beach.
Noisy Oyster 022 752 2196 | 62 St Augustine Road, Paternoster Grills with an Asian twist, delicious pizzas, sublime seafood, oysters, of course, and a menu that changes daily.
Saffron 022 752 2044 | Abalone Boutique Guesthouse West coast dishes and local seafood feature prominently. Take afternoon tea in style with ‘Tea by the Sea”, a delicious selection of sweet and savoury treats, served between 3pm and 4:30pm.
Abalone House | Kriedoring St Bekbaai | www.abalonehouse.co.za 086 722 7973 | 022 752 2044
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