Durban kicked things off and Johannesburg is next, but right now it’s Cape Town’s turn to take part in the Glaceau® Vitaminwater™ City Insiders competition; a competition all about knowing your own city to win an all-expenses-paid trip to one of the greatest cities in the world, New York. As the contest is currently all about Cape Town’s City Insiders we decided to put together a list of some of the newest spots the Mother City has to offer. Here are a few of CT’s most recently opened shops, eateries and projects that we’re excited about now, and their owners’ favourite Cape Town hang outs.
Kirstin Weixelbaumer, Jade Hoets and Marcus Viljoen pooled their creative resources together, and opened a temporary retail space for local designers, just in time for the festive season shopping rush. The pop-up store launched in late October, and runs until the end of November, so don;t waste any time getting there. It hosts goods from 17 local designers including illustrated stationery by Lauren Fowler, jewels by Black Betty, hanging gardens by The Canvas Garden and designer socks by Feat.
The Fleet’s favorite Cape Town places:
Heading up Lion’s Head.
Chilling on Llandudno Beach.
Drinks at Polana, in Kalk Bay.
Visit The Fleet at 142 Buitengracht Street.
Also watch out for their event for First Thursdays this Thursday, details here.
Publik Wine Bar & Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants
Andy Fenner from Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants, and David Cope, The Foodie came together, and created a space in a city bowl cellar which is a butchery by day, and wine bar by night. Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants and Publik share a philosophy of honest ingredients and sincere processes, which makes this a perfect match. Frankie Fenner offers ethical, grass-fed, ‘happy’ meat, and Publik has unusual and interesting wines produced in small batches on their wine list.
Publik & Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants’ top 3 places in Cape Town:
Catch them at 81 Church Street (between Bree & Buitengracht).
More info about Publik here.
More info on Frankie Fenner Meat Merchants here.
Oranjezicht City Farm
The OZCF logo was designed by Mark Stead from Derrick, and Tanya de Villiers from CNdV Africa was the landscape architect. Liam Mooney designed some custom benches for the garden, and Bloc Outdoor made them.
Oranjezicht City Farm’s must-see places in Cape Town:
The Gravel Garden – The best kept gardening secret in the Mother City.
Unused, empty bowling greens, because they’re just waiting to be turned into a bowl of greens!
Barbara Lotter, owner and designer at Babette Clothing creates unique reworked vintage dresses, and collects vintage shoes, bags and accessories. Babette also stocks vintage apparel from other local designers, making this shop a collective space for all things vintage. Barbara opened Babette in town a while back, and recently expanded to the Southern suburbs, with a shop in Claremont.
Her favorite places in Cape Town:
A stroll on the Seapoint Promenade.
SGT Pepper, in Long street.
Clarke’s Diner, in Bree street.
Head to the new Babette shop at Intaba Centre, Shop 1, Vineyard Road, Claremont.
Visit Babette’s website for more info.
Ubuntu Bikes teamed up with Camissa Bicycles to open the Bikestyle pop-up shop in the Lifestyle Centre, Kloof street. The people behind Ubuntu and Camissa are passionate about changing the way Capetonians travel, and this pop-up encourages stylish urban commuting.
Ubuntu collaborates with local artists and hand-crafters to create customised bicycle paintjobs and accessories. Camissa brought the popular Tern fold-up bike to Cape Town, along with some commuter accessories from brands like Nutcase and BioLogic.
Bikestyle’s favourite Cape Town experiences:
Dinner at Woodlands Eatery.
Cycling the West Coast Cycle Lane.
A ride around the Greenpoint Park.
Pop in to Bikestyle on Kloof, Lifestyle Centre, 50 Kloof Street (right next to Woolworths), from 9h30am – 6pm.
Join some of the Pop-up Talks at Bikestyle on Kloof. For the program and more info, go here.
Daddy.O is a “business club” in a custom-designed open landscape office space. It’s the latest addition to the Daddy’s World ’empire’, which includes Daddy Long Legs, Old Mac Daddy, Daddy’s Dragons, and Daddy’s Deals.
Desk space in this stylish co-working office is quite flexible, available per hour, day, or month. Perks include bottomless Deluxe Coffee, super fast Wi-Fi, and office plants (more perks here). The space is open, designed to encourage networking and a co-working synergy. It includes communal desks, private offices, a boardroom, lounge and kitchen.
Daddy’s favorite places in Cape Town:
The Pot Luck Club, for the food and the view.
The Lock Stock Market, for local design shopping.
One Ingredient culinary experiences by Chef Matt Manning.
Head to Daddy.O at The Old Biscuit Mill, Block A, 2nd Floor, Unit 301, 375 Albert Road, Woodstock.
Also Keep an eye out for future events at Daddy.O.
If these latest spots are already old favourites, you should probably be entering the Cape Town City Insiders competition to win a trip to New York City.
How it works:
glaceau® vitaminwater™ is giving away an all-expenses paid trip for 2 to New York to a lucky winner from Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg. There are also 8 ipad mini spot prizes to be won in each city. We’ve hidden the grand prizes at secret locations. Once you’ve registered at www.cityinsiders.co.za you will need to tweet your city’s hashtag in order to see where the prize is. The more you tweet, the more we will zoom in. For an added advantage, purchase the glaceau® vitaminwater™ variants, then visit the ‘get clues’ tab on the competition site. The clues will help put you in a better position. Once the location is revealed, you will need to get to the location of the prize. The first person who is successfully vetted will win the prize, and two runners up will receive an iPad Mini each.
Capetonians, your hashtag is #ctcityinsiders
And watch out for these coming soon:
Birds Boutique Cafe in Bree Street reopens today with a whole new look.
After the major success of the original YOURSTRULY in Long Street (and frequent visits from Mos Def), owner Daniel Holland is opening YOURSTRULY the second in Kloof Street this evening. 7pm | 73 Kloof St | Pizza, beers & wine
The much-anticipated Hallelujah bar opens on Kloofnek street in time for summer, joining the locals’ locals The Power and The Glory and Peter’s House.
The GUSTO guys who’ll you know from their paella stands at CT’s markets are opening their very own place in Bree street in December. Look out for them across from Clarke’s Diner.