Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy some gorgeous cafes and eating places I've discovered in and around Cape Town

Jul 9, 2012

Thandi's, Bergvliet

Eat, play, love, that's what this happy eaterie is all about. I've passed it so many times and finally made a plan to visit last week, not the sunniest day of the year, but a friendly little fireplace warmed the room up nicely and we had a cosy corner table.

It's a great place for moms and their offspring, a playroom down the passage with a punch and judy tent, and for sunnier days a jungle jym outdoors where kids can play in a safe space while mom catches up with her girlfriends. One of the front rooms has funky fashions for big girls and there's also a room dedicated to gorgeous colourful kiddie clothes, plus all sorts of quirky crafty goodies for sale throughout the house.

A pretty little menu offers enough to choose from for breakfast, just a bite with coffee, or a light lunch. There are yummy sounding pasta dishes and hearty soups to warm the cockles on a chill winter's day. Helen needed an early lunch and ordered an egg mayo sandwich, which was a very generous portion served with a small salad. She couldn't even finish it and it was popped into a box to take away. I wasn't hungry and asked if they could do a simple slice of toast and honey. This was no problem and cost me all of R8 but was very disappointing, as was the same bread used for Helen's sandwich, tasteless prepackaged sliced brown. We both felt that some wholesome home-baked bread would make a nicer taste sensation.  Our Americano and Cappuccino coffees were adequate.

Thandi's is open from 9 to 4 and I believe will shortly be opening on Sundays as well. Situated just down the road from the Spar centre on the main road, parking can be iffy and it's recommended that you park across the road.The focus is definitely on moms and kids and their catered parties are popular and booked up well in advance.  Highly recommended if this is your lifestyle. 

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