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Kfm 30 Best of the Cape Awards 2023 announced

Today Kfm, the Cape’s largest radio station, announced its 30 Best of the Cape businesses in the Western Cape, having narrowed down its Top 5 Finalists in each category after its 1,2 million listeners voted, and revealing the 30 category winners.

The 30 winners are the following:

Eat & Drink :

*. Best Breakfast Spot : Bo-Kaap Deli

*. Best Date Night Restaurant : Chefs Warehouse at Beau Constantia

*. Best Takeaway Spot: Butler’s Pizza

*. Best Coffee: Bootlegger Coffee Company

*. Best Pet-friendly Eatery : The Grill Shack

*. Best Local Craft Beer: Darling Brew in Woodstock

*. Best Family Restaurant: Ashley’s Family Restaurant in Goodwood

*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

‘. Best Biltong: J&M

*. Best Bakery : Ou Meul Bakery & Café

*. Best Local Craft Spirit Brand: Hout Bay Harbour Distillery in Hout Bay

Fan Favorites

*. Best Professional Sports Team or Person : DHL Stormers

*. Best Amateur Sports Club : Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point

*. Best Local Musician : YoungstaCPT

Business

*. Best Hairdresser: The Mom Salon in Kuilsriver

*. Best Barber: Moustache Barber Shop in Camps Bay

*. Best Place to Sweat: Parkrun

*. Best Neighbourhood Shop: The Roots Earth Friendly Pantry

*. Best Internet Service Provider : Afrihost

*. Best Online Store : Takealot.com

*. Best Professional Service Provider : Dogs Day Out in Strand

Stay

*. Best Wedding Venue: Joubertsdal Country Estate in Swellendam

*. Best Weekend Stay: Kagga Kamma Nature Reserve in Cederberg

*. Best Dorpie: Knysna

*. Best Hotel: Old MacDaddy Trailer Park

*. Best Market: Elgin Railway Market

Experience

*. Best Farm Stall: Peregrine Farm Stall in Grabouw

*. Best Adventure Experience: Ceres Rail Company in Cape Town

*. Best Tourism Attraction: Table Mountain Cableway

*. Best Wine Farm Experience: Babylonstoren

*. Best Kids Party Spot : Bugs Playpark

A special new Kfm Station Choice Award 2033 went to Bertie, the smallest coffee service in Cape Town.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog Tel +27 082 55 11 323

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Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Dash, Sour Service Award goes to Takealot

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Dash, which is a most amazing order and delivery service, surpassing Checkers Sixty/60, mainly because it does not surprise one with out of stocks as does Checkers. Today I received a new feature – the name of the packer, and the stages of packing and delivery completed, the delivery arriving punctually in the one hour period requested. It has changed my life, as I don’t have to lug my shopping bags up the steps from my garage, nor tolerate mainly unsatisfactory service at the tills.

The Sour Service Award goes to TakeaLot, for yet another delivery disaster, the worst to date. I had ordered a new Bosch citrus juicer, and was promised next day delivery, a surprise given the deliveries taking a week or longer of late. It was scheduled for a Saturday, and I stayed at home all day, waiting for it. I received two sms messages, notifying me of my delivery being out on the road and that it would reach me before 17h00. At 16h54 I was notified that the delivery was not made as I had not been contactable, yet I was at home, and I had not received a call or message from the driver. I contacted the company and had to postpone the delivery to the next Monday, worried that the same could happen again. Fortunately I checked the Tafelberg website, and saw that they stocked exactly the same juicer, but for R100 cheaper. I had to request permission from Takealot to cancel my order – yes, and finally received a credit for the paid-for juicer. Another order earlier this week arrived after 19h00, and only because I saw a missed call from the driver. Takealot should brush up its service, given that Amazon is on the horizon!

The WhaleTales Sweet & Sour Service Awards are presented every Friday on the WhaleTales blog. Nominations for the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be sent to Chris von Ulmenstein at chrisvonulmenstein [at] gmail.com. Past winners of the Sweet and Sour Service Awards can be read on the Friday posts of this blog.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: www.chrisvonulmenstein.com/blog

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Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Dash; Sour Service Award goes to TakeaLot

The Sweet Service Award goes to Woolworths Dash, the delivery service offered by Woolworths. It is similar to Checkers’ Sixty60 in promising delivery within an hour of placing the order. I placed two Dash orders in the past week, using the service for the first time, and all the products ordered were delivered, with no out-of-stocks. Ice cream ordered arrived frozen, not the case with a recent Babylonstoren ice cream delivery. The admin process of placing the order was super easy, a maximum of 30 items allowed. And the delivery took place within less than an hour of the order being placed. It will be my new Woolworths shopping method, another advantage I bring that it is delivered to my front door.