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Restaurant Review: New Molten Toffee Juice Bar & Coffee Shop has best croissants in Cape Town!

Molten Tofee main interior Whale CottageTrendy Kloof ‘Eatery’ Street already has more than 30 restaurants, and has just added Molten Toffee Juice Bar & Coffee Shop, which opened on Monday.  It is focused on offering Deluxe coffee, and a small selection of food items.

It was Molten Toffee following us on Twitter that attracted attention to them, and when I drove down Kloof Street on Friday afternoon, I saw a group of people outside the coffee shop, officially celebrating its opening.  Massive orange balloons are still floating inside, matching the brass interior decor elements which were introduced by designer Leon Morland, who is an ad agency art director in his day job. Tim Church of Church Original Products, who created a brass- clad servingMolten Toffee Art Whale Cottage counter, the brass cone-shaped lampshades, the brass-edged clock, and the little brass buckets in which the bill arrives. He also designed the small square wooden-top tables, and the sweetest stools with seats that look like buttons. One can sit outside when it is not too windy, as well as at a window counter for which the window opens completely.   Vases with orange proteas are on every table.  On the walls they have smaller works of art called ‘Windows .03’, a Continue reading →

Cape Town and Winelands restaurant and chef changes continue!

Borage Bistro Interior 2 Whale CottageAn unusually high number of new restaurants has opened or will do so in the next month or two.  There have never been so many chefs leaving their employers to start their own restaurants, or to join other employers!  This list of restaurant openings and closings and restaurant staff movements is updated continuously, as we receive new information:

Restaurant Openings

*    Borage Bistro has opened in Portside, with Chef Frank Marks, previously of The Fat Duck, Dinner by Heston Blumenthal, La Colombe, The Test Kitchen, and The Pot Luck Club

*   Chef Chris Erasmus has opened his own restaurant Foliage in Franschhoek, having previously been at Pierneef à La Motte.

*   Idiom Wines is said to be opening a restaurant.

*   The Butcher Shop & Grill has opened next to Sotano in Mouille Point.

*   Michael Townsend (La Parada, Lucky Fish, Harbour House emporium) is opening a steak restaurant in Muizenberg in November.

*   Neil Grant and his business partner Barry Engelbrecht (of Burrata) are opening a new restaurant Bocca on the corner of Bree Continue reading →