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48 INCIDENTS REPORTED IN MAY

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The crime rate increased slightly in May, with 48 reported incidents compared to 32 in April. This is partly due to the change in seasons, as the days are getting shorter and criminals take advantage of having more time to commit crimes in the dark.  However, all parties are working hard to address this and everyone will be particularly alert for the rest of winter. We urge everyone to not walk alone anywhere, and to be aware of the hotspots.

As indicated on the graph, 34 crime related incidents took place during May, with eight of these cases being theft out of motor vehicles. Please don’t leave anything in your car and never park anywhere that you feel unsafe.

On 7 May we received a call in Green Point about a suspicious man walking around between cars. When we found him, he was lying underneath the car after he had already broken into the vehicle. SAPS then arrived to take a statement and the suspect was arrested. If something happens to your vehicle, please be careful of your surroundings and call one of our CID officers immediately.

We also had two reported incidents of shoplifting in Kloof Street and we want to remind all business owners to be extra careful and report suspicious behaviour immediately, as we need the assistance of everyone in the community.

Please save the CID contact numbers on your phone so that whenever you feel unsafe in any situation or area, you can give one of our officers a call on 071 670 3019 or 072 944 6811 for assistance.

Top 5 winter specials on Kloof Street

Kloof Street is synonymous with tourists, boutiques, and most importantly, Instagram loving foodies – all looking for a taste and perfect photo of some of Cape Town’s finest food. With winter in full swing, forcing yourself to get out of your pyjamas and into an appropriate outfit for date night becomes a struggle. However, with these fantastic mouth-watering specials you’ll be eating out at various restaurants no matter the weather!

Loft on Kloof – a friendly new face on Kloof Street, this restaurant is situated right across from Slug n Lettuce and Van Hunks. Offering large window views over the bustling street, it’s the perfect place to stop at on your way home from work. Their classic yet delicious menu offers an array of wraps and burgers all made with fresh ingredients. Visit them between 17h00 and 19h00 for half price cocktails everyday!

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Da Vincis on Kloof – no stranger to any pizza loving Capetonian, Da Vincis on Kloof has been serving up scrumptious dishes for over a decade. Greeted by friendly staff you’ll be guided through their extensive menu. Pop in between 11h30 and 16h00 to enjoy their R50 lunch special where you can choose anything from a burger & chips to a sticky chicken wrap. This June, the restaurant is running a winter campaign with SA Children’s Home where R2 from every pasta dish sold will go towards the home. So visit them to enjoy wholesome dishes while supporting this fantastic initiative. They also have half price drinks and starters from 16h30 – 18h30 every day!

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Arnold’s on Kloof – start off your day with their early bird breakfast for just R20! Take some friends for a morning or afternoon outing between 10h00 and 17h00 and enjoy a complimentary cup of coffee or tea with any slice of cake ordered for R45. Then end off your day with date night and tuck into their Stew-for-Two special offering a beef goulash with your choice of mash or couscous, including a bottle of house wine for only R135.

Manna Epicure this sophisticated Manhattan style restaurant situated towards the top of Kloof Street is now offering dishes for the budget conscious Capetonians. Book a table between 17h00 and 19h00 and enjoy a decadent two-course dinner for R125 or three courses for just R150. If you’ve just come from a morning hike, pop in for their 50% off breakfast special between 08h00 and 09h00.

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Deckhouse –  enjoy the best of the Gulf Coast by dining at this hearty restaurant offering a friendly atmosphere and huge portions! Take the whole family along to get your hands dirty while dining and make the most of their 50% off all crab special all day long every Wednesday.

Let us know what other local favourites have great specials, and we’ll add them to the list.

5 SPOTS TO VISIT IN GREEN POINT THIS WINTER

As the temperature starts dropping, so does our motivation to leave home and actually go out for dinner instead of ordering take-aways and staying in. However, with such a lovely variety of local places to sit next to a fire and enjoy a glass of red wine with some wholesome, winter food – you’ll be motivated to leave your blanket and pyjamas at home and go explore the city even when it’s cold outside! Add the following five places to your list of places to visit in Green Point this winter.

  1. Alforno Café

Enjoy a romantic night with red wine, delicious gourmet pizzas and live music at this new Green Point favourite situated on the corner just opposite the Piano Bar. Alforno Café serves up delicious oven baked pizzas, pasta, and authentic Italian meals. They only opened their doors at the beginning of March, but the restaurant has been a hit ever since. Get a free glass of wine with your choice of pizza or pasta as part of their sundowner special for only R75. They are open from 07h30 – 22h30, so you can also enjoy their breakfast special, which includes two eggs, bacon, baked beans, toast and a coffee for only R40. Follow them on Facebook for updates on their menu and new specials.

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  1. The Piano Bar

With a baby grand piano, tapas ranging from homemade samosas or crumbled mushrooms to biltong and a cheese selection, drinks and surround sound through excellent speakers – accompanied by a cosy bar room for eating and drinking – the Piano Bar is the perfect winter spot. End off your meal on a sweet note with some homemade ice cream or a piece of their cheesecake that has apparently been described as the best in Cape Town. They also have daily specials, live music and a 2-for-1 happy hour every day of the week – definitely, a must try for the next rainy evening.

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  1. El Burro

El Burro makes you feel like you’re entering another world – one filled with happy people enjoying authentic Mexican food, candlelit dinners, and a cosy and vibrant atmosphere. If you need a break from the same old soup and bread kind of winter food, make a reservation at El Burro and enjoy a spicy, vibrant Mexican night filled with enchiladas, quesadillas, guacamole and some tequila to warm you up! They now also offer a weekday lunch special at the El Burro Taqueria on Kloof Nek where you can order three food dishes and only pay for two – as well as free Wi-Fi during the week for two hours. They are open from 12h00 – 23h30, so pop in for a lunch break with your colleagues or casual dinner with friends.

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  1. Shego

Shego is one of the latest additions to the ever-changing restaurant strip in Green Point. With dishes inspired from the South East of Turkey, you can be sure that you will receive only the best in Middle Eastern fare. It’s a small and intimate restaurant where you can enjoy honest and delicious food – complemented by warm and professional service. Choose from their selection of Middle Eastern dips and bites to start with and end off your meal with traditional desserts such as Baklava, sweet pumpkin served with fresh cream and walnuts, or Muhallebu – a vanilla custard layered with biscuits and seasonal fruit. They do not have a liquor license yet, but you’re welcome to bring a bottle of wine and they don’t charge a corkage fee, which is always a bonus. They do breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as takeaways, so if you seriously don’t feel like getting dressed – Shego is still a good option!

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  1. Crumbs & Cream

We know – ice cream is not really something you would expect to see on a winter favourites list! However, after your dinner in front of the fire you’ll definitely need something to cool you off a little. Crumbs and Cream started with a dream about a house full of cookies and ice cream, so the owners combined these two things to bring you an ice cream sandwich! The cookies are freshly baked every day and they come in the most delicious flavours, such as brownies, choc chip, mint, red velvet  and chocolate, and they even have a vegan option. If you’re not convinced – they offer you a cookie and a coffee for R30 just to make sure you have the correct balance between hot and cold. So if you haven’t been to this new spot – treat yourself to your favourite cookie, combined with your favourite ice cream flavour – all at a very affordable price.

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If you know of any other winter specials or restaurants to recommend for the colder months to come, please let us know!

Drifters Xtreme Sport

Needing something for that next adventure or simply after some expert advice? Drifters Adventure Outfitters is your one-stop specialist shop for genuine outdoor enthusiasts. Located on the first floor of the Cape Quarter shopping centre in De Waterkant, the store has that rustic wood cabin look and feel. Upon entering, the passionate and friendly staff greet you with an enthusiastic smile and immediately offer a helping hand.

Even if you are not the hiking, biking or climbing type, five minutes in the store will make you feel like Bear Grylls has groomed you for this very moment, when your inner ‘Wolverine’ is awoken and you feel the overwhelming desire to climb Lion’s Head or go kloofing. The store has everything from the world’s leading adventure brands for camping, hiking and rock climbing, to all the essentials you will need for your next safari. The amount of outdoor equipment, gear and clothing in a compact space is amazing, and if that is not enough, you can even get all the information you need on all Drifters tours and lodges at the shop.

Whether you’re a seasoned outdoor veteran or just starting out, Drifters Xtreme Sport should be your first stop before hitting the outdoors. From knives, multi tools, sleeping bags, tents, telescopes and torches, to clothing, boots, shoes, backpacks, daypacks, travel-packs, GPSs and many other accessories, everything you need is in-store and carried in stock. With over seventeen years of retail experience, the Drifters Adventure Outfitters should be your only choice.

Location: Cape Quarter Lifestyle Village, 27 Somerset Road, Green Point
Shopping Hours: Mon – Fri: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sat: 09:00 am – 4:00 pm, Sun: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shop Contact Number: 021 418 4511
Email Address: drifters@mweb.co.za

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