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OKCID 24/7 emergency number: 082 217 1386

Security Update – January 2015

During January 2015, our GP/OKCID team continued with regular operations and made 19 arrests, with the assistance of SAPS.

There was an increase in the number of car break-ins in both Green Point and Oranje-Kloof. Parking on the streets leaves your car at risk of a break in, this is something all residents should keep in mind. Our GP/OKCID officers often notice valuables on display and try their very best to keep a watchful eye over these cars. However to make our job and yours easier, avoid the possibility of a break in all together by taking valuables out of your car.

There were also seven car accidents in January in the GP/OKCID area. A majority of the incidences involved drinking and driving. Quite a few of the incidents involved pedestrians being hit by reckless drivers. Please keep a safe distance from traffic when walking on the pavement, to avoid any injuries.

Here is a summary of some of the incidences that occurred:

In Green Point on 4 January, our GPCID officers noticed a car that had been broken into on Waterkant Street. Our GPCID team tracked down the owner, who said there was a watch and large bag that had been stolen from the car.  A tip off to our M10 officers allowed our officers to locate the two suspects in the Bo Kaap, the large bag was recovered and SAPS Constable Stevens arrested the suspects.

On the same day on Waterkant Street, two suspects were apprehended by Mobile 5 who had broken into a grey Polo. SAPS Constable Peterson was on the scene to arrest the suspects.

On 5 January, Blake’s Restaurant on Buitengraght Street was broken into. Suspects stole a plasma TV, coffee grinder and alcohol. SAPS Constable Tolobisa was at the scene to take a statement.

On 19 January Mobile 5 received a complaint from someone at St George’s Square where three suspects robbed two foreigners. Mobile 5 chased them down and managed to stop the taxi at Chapini Square, where the suspects jumped out of the vehicle. Our team managed to retrieve the handbag and returned it back to the owners. Metro Officers E.S Page and J .Slinger arrested the suspects after tracking them down.

In Oranje-Kloof on 23 January outside More Quarters apartments on Nicol Street a suspect was apprehended by our officers inside a car. The owner was located but did not press charges as there was no forced entry.

On 31 January a suspect was apprehended by Mobile 6 trying to climb into houses on Welgemeend Street. SAPS Constable Madotyeni profiled the suspect and gave him a warning.

We ask kindly that residents are more aware of their surroundings this year and take care when walking on the streets. If you ever feel unsafe please call: 071 670 3019/ 072 944 6811 and we will be more than happy to walk with you to your car or home.

Top 5 cocktail spots in Green Point

When it comes to trendy cocktail spots we really are spoilt for choice! Here are a few of our local favourites:

El’burro

elburroTequila and nachos are the perfect combination for a night out. Authentic Mexican food and drinks are hard to come by in Cape Town, but this buzzing restaurant is just as popular for their vibey atmosphere as they are for their delicious cocktails. A kick of tequila is the main ingredient in just about all of their drinks, so make sure you catch an Uber or a taxi home.Waitresses don traditional Mexican attire while the menu offers anything from a Pomegranate & coriander margarita to a zesty Mexican mule. Expect a fiesta when visiting this restaurant.

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Operating hours: Mon – Sat 12h00 – 23h00

Lanique Bar

Andiamo is a fairly established restaurant in Cape Town but hidden at the back of the restaurant is a unique, old-school styled bar. It has a worn in feel and a name to suit, Lanique liqueur is a 200-year-old uniquely crafted drink made from rose oil and other natural ingredients. The terrace at Lanique Bar opens out onto the bustling Waterkant Street. Their food is supplied by neighbouring Andiamo and features anything from crispy thin pizzas to homemade pastas. Try out their old fashioned cocktails, Devil’s Peak craft beer and of course Lanique liqueur.

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Operating hours: Tues, Sat: 11:00 – close (kitchen closes 22.00) Sun, Mon: 16:00 – close (kitchen closes 22.00) 

Hudson’s

Simple and to the point. Hudson’s offers incredible giant cocktails, paired with delicious burger sliders. This American diner styled restaurant has three other locations in Cape Town, all of which attract the crowds for after works drinks. The restaurant based on Somerset Road features leather diner booths, chilled music, friendly waiters and delectable cocktails – anything from Granadilla Mojitos to Pimms Jugs. The burger joint prides themselves on their delicious burgers and starters, but should be just as proud of their sensational and affordable cocktails. Make sure to visit them on a weekday between 16h30 and 18h30 for half price cocktails and starters.

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Operating hours: Monday – Sunday 12h00 – 23h00

Piano Bar

Sultry jazz accompanied by a54e4576167cef6f2fb67af570e76c64c.img soulful ambience. Everything about the Piano bar exudes old school glamour. Whether it’s a remarkable cocktail you are searching for, or a relaxing setting listening to incredible local musicians, Piano Bar is bound to be a fantastic experience. Based in the ever popular De Waterkant, nestled between Jarvis and Napier Streets, the barman can concoct anything from a Margarita to a Piano’s Rose cocktail infused with rose extract. We suggest pairing the cocktails with some of their scrumptious tapas, their gourmet homemade beef samosa and fried calamari are the some of the best. Every Thursday look forward to their delicious bar and food menu accompanied by live music on their stage.

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Operating hours: Mon – Thurs: 12h00 – 00:00. Fri: 12h00 until late. Saturday: 16h30 until late

Sunday: 16h30 until 23h00

Beluga

Beluga is named after one of the most expensive caviars in the world and their restaurant boasts a similar flair – just at a fraction of the price. Based in the Foundry in Green Point, hidden away on Prestwich Street, lies a restaurant that local celebrities and those ‘in the know’ dine at. Their menu features everything from crayfish and seared tuna to an expansive sushi menu. Their cocktail menu offers a selection of fruity combinations, and their best hands down is the banana and litchi daiquiri. Other firm favourites are Blood Orange Coconut Mojito and the classic Cosmo. The best news of all is that you can enjoy their drinks, sushi and dim sum at half price from Monday to Saturday: 12h00 – 19h00; Sunday: all day. If you are looking for a great date night idea, this relaxed setting is the perfect way to unwind.

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Operating hours: Mon – Sun: 12h00 – 23h00

 

Image sourced from Miss Moss and Cape Town Magazine

Tribe Coffee Shop

Unexpected is the first thought that comes to mind when walking through their glass doors. You realise immediately that this is not your average show room. In a stylish, exhilarating BMW store, trendy Capetonians gather with MacBooks and Kindles to enjoy a revitalising cup of Tribe Coffee, paired with one of the delicious wholesome meals on offer.

BMW Dunford and Tribe Coffee decided to fire up their engines and collaborate, by creating a space both coffee fanatics and motorbike enthusiasts can enjoy.  The new concept store is creating a buzz on the Cape Town scene, offering something nobody else has done successfully yet.  Quite a few mega stores in Cape Town offer in-house cafes or coffee machines, but none truly meet the standards of this store.

Motorbike shopping was definitely not first on my agenda when I walked in. However once seated and enjoying my meal, I came to realise the store is much like the galleries based on trendy Bree and Kloof Streets.  Vintage motorcycles scattered inside the café itself, hanging plants and rustic furniture made from wood, leather and metal, are what made this space perfect for creativity.

20150130_141115The setting and the enticing menu designed by Maureen Muller lure employees out of their offices every day for a much needed lunch break. We made sure to try out a variety of dishes, and everything was just as visually appealing as it was tasty.  I ordered chicken and hummus, which comes paired with a side salad and pita bread. It was perfectly spiced and incredibly good value at R70 – in fact a takeaway of leftovers for dinner was completely necessary. Others at the table tried the Tribe Burger topped with balsamic caramelised onions and grilled cheese and the Cape to Rio fish cakes – which both received high praise too.

Satisfied and ready to take on the rest of the working day, I left feeling that Tribe 112 is definitely a necessary week day treat for a group of friends or colleagues.

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Mon – Fri 07:00 – 17:00. Breakfast served from 08:00-11:00.

Lunch served 12:00-15:00. Between 15:00-17:00 indulge in their take away menu and sweet treats

Sat 08:00 – 14:00. Breakfast only 08:00 – 12:00

Liquorice & Lime Gourmet Café

Hidden away right at the top of Kloof Street, on the corner of Bellevue Street, awaits a classic New York styled café. Black and white floors, wooden chairs, pops of green and the aroma of freshly roasted coffee define the authentic personality of Liquorice and Lime. A similar passion and personality is shared by that of owner, Dylan Pritchard, who opened Liquorice and Lime in the same establishment he once enjoyed breakfasts.

IMG_1782 (2)The hostess extended a warm welcome, however my attention was immediately caught by the table featuring an array of freshly baked bread and desserts. I sat at a big window looking straight at the peak of Table Mountain. There are not many places in town where you can admire this view embraced by such a cosy setting.

While sipping my creamy coffee mocha, I sat next to a father spending some quality time with his daughter both taking bites out of the delicious home-made cake accompanied by whipped cream and strawberries. Getting carried away by the atmosphere, I forget about my diet and decided to order the same thing. The hostess that greeted me on arrival admitted that this was also her favourite choice. The café was close to feeling just  like home.

Famous for their eggs benedict, this café has been serving up delicious food to Orange-Kloof residents for almost 10 years without giving up on its authenticity and attention to quality. It’s one of the preferred breakfast spots for mothers that have dropped their children off at school and it offers a wide variety of options including light salads, gourmet sandwiches and oven-fresh quiches and pies. The café meets everyone’s taste, from children to business clientele, from breakfast to late afternoon.

Entering Liquorice and Lime is like entering a tea room from the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s – just with brighter colours, right on our doorstep and giving a New York cheesecake a run for its money.

Commenting on being in the OKCID area, Dylan says “CID initiatives are fundamental for the Orange Kloof area: not only for their increased safety achievements but especially for the contribution and support they show to the entire community.”

162 Kloof Street, Gardens 8001

Cape Town

Telephone: 0214236921

Email: dylan@liquoriceandlime.co.za

Opening Hours

 Monday – Friday: 07h00 to 17h00

Saturday – Sunday: 07h00 to 16h00

Wi-fi available

The Tailor Shop – excellence in every stitch

The old-school sewing machine and the original but classical suit exhibited in the window of 73 Kloof Street are the first signs that you’re not entering an ordinary tailor shop. As I stepped in, two elegant grey-striped armchairs and a table with perfectly piled fashion magazines confirmed my first impression of entering the place where style and attention to detail are part and parcel of the brand.

With 18 years of expeIMG_1790rience in the fashion retail industry, owner Dominic Evans decided to open The Tailor Shop five years ago. It has its roots in Dominic’s idea of fashion: something to feel beautiful in, something to get energy from and something to be happy for. This is reflected by the simplicity and class of the iron and wood furniture in the shop; as it demonstrates that fashion doesn’t need to be eccentric to be stylish, it’s more about the attitude. Sitting on the two armchairs at the entrance, in the blink of an eye I am carried away by Dominic’s joyful energy. “This shop is not my work”, he’s says, “but my passion”.

He started out by giving new life to old garments, and The Tailor Shop now offers a full range of tailoring services. Ten-year-old dresses you are emotionally attached to but are in need of a fashion update, as well as perfectly fitting suits impossible to find replacements for in shops and too old to still be worn, are daily issues Dominic has an answer for.

Both The Tailor Shop and its Studio on Bree Street go to great lengths to make each client’s life easier – with a home or office drop-off service to ensure your new garments arrive in your hands on time, wherever you are in town. And if you don’t have time to drop by The Tailor Shop to chat with Dominic about your next suit or your wedding dress, just set an appointment and he will knock at your door (or office) as soon as you want him to.

Fabrics as well as models are all to be chosen by you with no compromises on quality and no limits on feasibility. Dominic’s creativity and experience will make your dream garment become a reality. It really is wonderful to see such an injection of innovation and energy in the ancient industry of tailoring.

73 Kloof Street, Gardens 8001

Cape Town

Telephone: 021 423 1663

Email: thetailorshopct@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday: 08h30 to 17h00

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