I’m no wheeler dealer. I don’t strike deals, push for discount or seek out bargains. I pay the advertised price and celebrate demurely (with my inside voice) if I feel I’ve received value for money. Strange then for me to be pushing a pensioner to cough up more for the espresso cups I was trying to pawn off on her!
It’s this shop, it has that effect. Sixteen tiny rooms crammed floor to ceiling, and then some, with relics from a bygone era – Eddi buys everything, and everything’s for sale.
The Fish Lady from the Biscuit Mill
Julie Carter has had her Ocean Jewels stand at the Neighbourgoods market every Saturday since it first opened 7 years ago. It’s a foodie landmark and you’d be hard pressed to find someone in Cape Town who doesn’t know about her famous Tuna burger. She also does beautifully fresh things with Salmon and makes a Yellowtail spring roll that’s nigh on impossible to resist. All this, with her bubbly personality thrown in for good measure.
No introduction required
Jules sources her fish locally from around the peninsula with a guy in every port (her dad’s a commercial fisherman) and don’t try visiting Kalkbay harbour with her as you’ll never get away! Julie knows everyone in the industry, from fishermen to award winning chefs and is the tie that binds local, sustainable fishing with conscientious consumerism.
Tuna sashimi salad
OURS, 48 Main Road, Kalk Bay
Yesterday I met my friend Clare for lunch at OURS Cafe in Kalk Bay – simple fare, good company and the best coffee in Cape Town.
Dave Coleman from OURS
OURS is run by a group of surfer dudes/ coffee aficionados. They’re not trying to be the next Big Food Fad in Cape Town, they’re just keeping it real. The cafe has evolved from the original hole in the wall serving coffee and pastries to incorporate a beautiful courtyard area overlooking the ocean with lunch and dinner thrown in for good measure.