A visit to the Bloubergstrand beachfront is such a pleasure. The coastline with its magnificent view of Table Mountain and the City is so rich and striking. The evening sunsets are typically African beachside – long and calming, inviting many of the locals to take the evening beachside stroll.
In winter the seas are typcially rough with waves lashing and crashing on the beach. I find that equally as stimulating. I would don my warm togs and go sit on a bench to watch the wild sea.
That is why I like the Petits Fours Deli in Bloubergstrand. It is situated a few metres from the beach, with only a tar road between it and the ocean. The inviting, relaxed and somewhat ‘earthy/natural’ interiors with a distinctive rustic french flair beckons you to a relaxing meet-and-greet time with friends. The big windows facing onto the beach just create that seamless interaction with the coastal natural elements, that keep you totally connected to Cape Town and the sea whether the sun is sunning or the wind is ripping outside. Love it.
I am one of those folk that cannot sit in a ‘bad interiors’ restaurant. It’s all about the ambience and experience for me. I tend to take the lead for the food from the interiors, as crazy as that may sound. But for me it is yardstick to measure the food experience by. Naturally there have been times when the good interiors belies the bad food.
But not in the case of Petits Fours. I am no foodie or food critic. But I enjoy their light meals and could recommend this venue anytime.
Plus – they also retail lovely décor accessories and carry a range of embroided bedlinen. I just simply love this whole concept of combining retail with a coffee shop. It has an “Olde Worlde” feel about it.
Another of my very favourite and regular beachfront eateries in Bloubergstrand is Ons Huisie. But more of that some time in the future.
Check out Petits Fours website: here. And some awesome news for you not residing in Cape Town – Petits Fours has “branches” in Durban and Joburg. Each deli has it unique “look” and the original flagship store is in Verdi Shopping Centre. If you have been to any of the other Petits Fours let us know what you thought!
Images 3, 4 & 6, 7 sourced via Petits Fours. All other images are property of The Design Tabloid.
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