St Francis Chronicle, April 2014
Caffe Bijoux - a St Francis jewel on the canals Caffe Bijoux, the name means café jewels, nestling on St Francis Bay's canals, has become an overnight success with local and overseas visitors. Mauro Nettl, who heads up this latest upmarket restaurant above the well known Big Time Taverna, has 30 years experience as a chef and specialised in Italian cooking in Italy. He believes that part of the success is due to a variety of factors. Firstly, the location of the restaurant facing the newly built posh homes and an island. And indeed
the massive windows that enable magniﬁcent views of the stunning canals with their sunsets are captivating. Secondly, as it is a new restaurant, having opened in November 2013, all tables and chairs are extremely trendy, matching those of up and coming restaurants in the world. Then, thirdly, the menu design is simplistic in its format. Pricing is extremely competitive and affordable. The ﬂavours are fresh and original. At least 80% of the menu is his own creation,
Mauro says. He has been introducing new dishes, such as panzerotti stuffed with crayﬁsh, steak tartar and the most delicious melt in the mouth gnocchi. Special menus can be arranged for private functions. Mauro has also created a new pizza dough mix which can be used at home to make pizzas. As from the month of May all items on the menu are 1/2 price for lunch, except desserts. This will be from Wednesday to Saturday lunches, except public holidays.
Patrons are asked to please call in advance to qualify for the 1/2 price specials. An added ﬁne touch is that Caffe Bijoux can fetch you from your residence or holiday home for a fee of R50 p/p. Normal trading hours are Wednesdays to Saturdays for lunch and dinner, Sunday lunch and Tuesday dinner. The restaurant is closed on Mondays and at Tuesday lunch time. For bookings call Caffe Bijoux: 042 294 0006. Mauro: 082 490 1672
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