I was so excited when I discovered this new Cape To Cairo when it opened (a good few years ago now!). It wasn’t far from our house and it had a cute little coffee shop to boot! What more could you want – stocking up on your favourite South African snacks and treats, while enjoying a cup of coffee and some peppermint crisp tart!
I remember walking into it the first time and thinking how much it reminded me of a proper Woolworths food store in South Africa.
Last year it was taken over by Tertius and Hanna and they’ve made a few changes to really put their own stamp on the place. Hanna had been working for Cape To Cairo for 5 years, starting off in their Osborne Park branch, and decided that it was time to buy into the well-known name and run their own business. Tertius brings his 35 years of retail management experience to the store.
One of the first things they did was make the café more customer focused – they did away with the sharing charge on cakes and treats from the café which I’m sure many people were happy with. They’ve also got big plans in mind for a new menu so watch this space.
They’re passionate about food and it shows in the café. Their food is always top notch and good homemade quality. They make as much as possible on site to ensure they have only the freshest food available. Saturday mornings see a mouth-watering breakfast menu for you to order from so head down and check it out if you haven’t had breakfast here before.
Cape To Cairo in Woodvale has a fabulous selection of South African food, drinks and other household goods. They also stock the gorgeous giftware.
You can buy braai accessories, kids ride on motorbikes (you know the ones I’m talking about!), bags, and much more. Last time I was there they even had beautiful fingerboard sets in stock.
And don’t forget their excellent selection of biltong and boerewors which is always a winner!
If you want to try a new South African shop north of the river, head along to Cape To Cairo in Woodvale – you won’t be disappointed!
Follow them on Instagram to see what they get up to (be warned, it may make you drool!).
Have you been? Let us know what you think in the comments.