You can now fill up on decor, coffee and inspiration at The Block Cafe in Block & Chisel, Diep River, Cape Town.
The cafe was designed by Block & Chisel directors Paul McAdam and Susan McCoubrey to reflect the principles of the Block & Chisel brand – it’s not just easy on the eye, but also easy to live with. The coffee and toastie emporium is all about good food, prepared simply.
Chef Courtney Ah-Sing has worked tirelessly to create an uncomplicated, delicious menu. “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.
You’ll find plenty of personal touches in the cafe. It’s what makes it so comfortable and inviting. For instance, they serve a Boetie Bester, which is a blend of strong coffee with a dash of condensed milk and milk foam. It’s a treat their master craftsman Sibley McAdam enjoyed during his school holidays visiting his good friends on their family farm in the Karoo.
“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.
The beautiful oak bar was designed specifically for the space and constructed by Block & Chisel‘s workshop team in Philippi. A truly commanding feature that shows off delectable goods, while also illustrating fine craftsmanship.
The dining area is a mixture of styles from classic to modern, with all items available to purchase. The cafe therefore serves as a way to “test drive” certain items before you buy them.
“We’re really proud of how the cafe has turned out, and hope that our customers get to enjoy spending time there as much as we have loved creating it,” Managing Director Paul McAdam adds.