Award-winning and rated as best bar in Cape Town, Orphanage Cocktail Emporium will close its doors as a cocktail bar temporarily from 15 November onwards, preparing for its opening next year in the new Speakers-Corner building on Church Square in the Cape Town Continue reading →
* Radford Dale Freedom Pinot Noir 2012 was paired with one of the courses at the dinner for the wedding of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden last weekend, reports The Drinks Business!
* Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom has announced in Parliament that a survey is to be conducted by the government, to establish the Continue reading →
The Cape Town city centre is a gem of history, many beautiful old buildings being restored by developers and given a new lease on life. A new 3000 m² development by Urban Lime on the corner of Church Square and Parliament Street, previously a warehouse, will become a grand 4-storey urban development Speakers-Corner, with 15 offices, a restaurant, a bar, and specialist retail outlets, it was announced at a function in the building last night.
One had to announce one’s arrival downstairs in a corner space of the Victorian building, which will become part of the restaurant, and it had a ‘Retro Woman’ mural painted by Johannesburg-based mural artist Sonny, giving one a taste of what is to come. The building has exposed brick, original Continue reading →
American writer and Cape Town resident Sarah Khan is a good ambassador for Cape Town, even through she recently praised Durban and helped it make 7th on the New York Times‘ 2015 52 Places to go! Writing recently for the Wall Street Journal, she has praised Bree Street, with the headline ‘Bree Street: Cape Town’s hippest block’! We recently listed 26 restaurants on Bree Street, Cape Town’s hip foodie street.
Khan introduces the article by describing Bree Street as ‘…buzzy new businesses behind spruced-up Victorian-era facades. This once quiet stretch is suddenly South Africa’s hippest address, courtesy of a host of stylish restaurants and boutiques’. She
highlighted five businesses, symbolising stylish addresses on Bree Street: Continue reading →