Yourstruly started as a hole in the wall deli on Long Street, but has since expanded into a lifestyle outlet situated on the ever trendy Kloof Street. Although the Long Street shop remains open, Kloof Street is where it’s happening. It’s the spot with the hanging plants, rustic decor and wooden benches that’s always packed with people, and packed for good reason.
Tuck into a gourmet sandwich (ordered at the bar, there are no waitrons) crammed with salami, brie and avo, or devour a pizza topped with black forest ham, basil and shaved emmenthal cheese. Pizza and sandwiches are the order of the day, and Yourstruly does them well. With prices ranging from R40 to R55 for sandwiches and R60 to R80 for pizzas, you certainly get good bang for your buck.
Coffee addicts will be pleased to know that Deluxe Coffee is served to perfection, but if you’re in the mood for more of a kick, local craft beers, wine and mixers are available too. The recently opened upstairs deck makes Yourstruly an ideal after-work drinking hole. (Note that it’s only open from 3 pm to 8 pm and if you wish to order food or a draught beer you have to order downstairs). The ambience is lively and laid back, with that excited energy Cape Town is so good at pulling off.
Situated close to Long and Bree Streets, it’s the perfect spot to pre-drink before a night on the town. Local musicians serenade the cool and casual crowd on select nights, and the hanging fairy lights that flicker as the night turns from dusk to dark, gives Yourstruly a truly awesome feel.
Photographs Bernard Myburgh; Words Lisa Wallace