A new coffee and toastie emporium, The Block Cafe has opened in Diep River and is all bout good food prepared simply.
The cafe was designed by Block & Chisel directors Paul McAdam and Susan McCoubrey to reflect the principles of their brand: not just easy on the eye, but also easy to live with.
Chef Courtney Ah-Sing worked tirelessly to create an uncomplicated, delicious menu. Some of the signature serves include delectable toasties made with fresh sourdough and delicious cheddar, as well as quality, fairtrade coffee sourced from Africa.
“Watching the space and menu grow has been wonderful. I love the freedom and flexibility that comes with offering daily specials. We also make our cakes smaller, so they are elegant and always fresh,” says Courtney.
Try a Boetie Bester: a blend of strong coffee with a dash of condensed milk and milk foam. It’s a treat our master craftsman Sibley McAdam enjoyed during his school holidays visiting his good friends on their family farm in the Karoo. You’ll find plenty of personal touches like this in the cafe. It’s what makes it so comfortable and inviting.
Light breakfasts and snacks are served all through the day.
“The cafe is all about relaxed enjoyment – it’s meant to be the sort of place you can spend time catching up with friends and really feel like you are at home,” says Susan McAdam.
The space is designed to inspire the level of comfort, style and enjoyment that we all strive for in our own homes. So, everything from the flooring to the walls, the seating and the tables are thought through – not a single detail has been forgotten.
The beautiful oak bar, where guests are encouraged to place their orders, was designed specifically for the space and constructed by our workshop team in Philippi. It truly is a commanding feature that serves to show off the delectable goods, while also illustrating the fine craftsmanship of the Block & Chisel craftsmen.
The dining area itself is a mixture of styles from classic to modern all available for purchase. The great news is that you get to “test drive” the pieces right there in the cafe .
Address: 99 Main Rd, Diep River, Cape Town
Contact: 021 712 5193