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Hometown Café

26 Feb , 2016  

We’ve found the sweetest little neighborhood spot, unpretentious and unfussy and the perfect place to grab a light bite and cup of coffee. If you didn’t know it existed, you probably would never think it’s there. Hometown Café, set down a narrow suburban road in Rosebank, is quaint, unique and just what you need for a spot of tea and slice of cake with mom and gran.

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Increasingly better known among locals for its freshly baked treats, Hometown also offers sandwiches, salads and light cooked meals. Ranging in price from R30–R65, the café is warm and inviting; simple ingredients prepared simply. I was recently asked for advice on the best places to go for cake in Cape Town, and apart from High Teas offered at fancy hotels I came out blank. If you’re looking for something less formal, this is my recommendation.

Although Bernard and I went with the intention of having tea and scones (they’re warm and delicious), I opted instead for a butternut salad with feta and cashew nuts (R65). Bernard had a croissant with jam and cheese (R30). Nothing special, nothing fancy, but sitting in the outside courtyard under trees in comfortable wicker chairs, it’s a peaceful respite.

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The children’s play area makes Hometown an ideal place for families. Indoors there’s a small shop selling curious bits and bobs, and the seating area outside and indoors is decorated with the cutest flowers pots and hanging bird cages. Hometown is just that: cute and characterful.

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Hometown - Mowbray - Cape Town 43Photography Bernard Myburgh Words Lisa Wallace

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  1. Renee Bruning says:

    Wow, what a lovely little place. Will tell all my ‘mommy friends’. We are always looking for new little spots to try out.

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Hometown Café

+27 21 685 0394

hometowncafe.co.za

Tues-Fri: 7:30am - 4:30pm Sat: 8:30am - 4pm Sun: 8:30am - 2:30pm Closed Mondays

6 Alma Road, Rosebank, Cape Town