Saturday, August 14, 2010

This morning on my way to taking my daughter, Nina to Italian lessons I spotted this sign reading “cookshop – organic veg market” as I whizzed by. I decided to take a turn on the way back and see what it was all about. Tucked away in a quiet little courtyard off Hatfield Street, I found Cookshop. Owned & run by foodie enthusiast duo Ammy & Tom, both have a long history in the restaurant industry and have merged their different strengths to create this little gem of an eatery. I was greeted by Tom, who runs front of house & makes one of the meanest espresso’s in Cape Town. Ammy was in the background conjuring up the daily menu & directing the other cooking producing all the fare on offer.

The philosophy at Cookshop is quite simply to produce wholesome, home baked quality food using fresh and seasonal and ingredients. By choosing quality over quantity, they ensure that everything on offer is nothing less than what they would want to eat or drink. They aim to strike a balance between healthy, wholesome & hearty with the choices on offer varying between super-green freshly pressed juice spiked with wheatgrass (super healthy) to insanely delectable carrot cake with cream cheese & mascarpone icing (wholesome & emotionally comforting). Also on offer, buffet treats, such as hearty chicken & mushroom plait pie caters for the hungrier individual.

All in all it was great and inspiring to have discovered this little joint, and so wonderful to witness fellow foodies in action and loving what they do.

Open Monday to Friday
7am – 3h30pm
Saturday Brunch

The Coach House
117 Hatfield Street,
(Opposite Cape Town High School, below Karma Shala Yoga Studio)

Ammy / Tom : 021 461 78 68 /

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