What do antiques, interiors, plants and good food all have in common? The answer is
117KLOOF, of course! This new kid on the block challenges the traditional dining experience, providing a sanctuary where you can feast on artisanal food whilst enjoying the calming greenery that this refurbished auto workshop space affords.
Daniel Holland is the owner of the esteemed YOURS TRULY group, which has been known to create inviting spaces for the stylish Capetonian local and visiting tourist alike. YOURS TRULY and Today and Tomorrow are two thriving restaurants on Kloof Street, which are now joined by their new sister restaurant, 117KLOOF.
Have you ever had that feeling where you just really like the chair you’re sitting on and wouldn’t mind taking it home? Well, now you can, as this nursery/ café is furnished with a quirky collection of décor and furniture that is available for sale. Perhaps the first thing that comes to mind when you think antiques is old stuff, auctions and grandma’s garage…well think again, because antiques just got a whole lot cooler. Can I have a takeaway rug with that latte?
Holland’s creative juices seem to be at an all-time high – with suspended chairs, ever-changing antique furniture, and an inviting “kombuis-tafel” style table running down the length of the interior – many a friendship is destined to be born in the space that feels more like a friend’s yard on a summer’s day, than it does a restaurant. Can you hear the birds and water features?
And that’s not all – the food itself won’t leave anything to be desired. The chef’s table menu is changed weekly depending on availability of fresh local produce. Dishes are described as ‘uncomplicated’ and there is always be a vegetarian option available. Delicious croissants are available daily, offering the perfect accompaniment to your hot beverage of choice. This unique space offers an experience not to be missed.
117KLOOF is open from Tuesday to Friday from 8am – 5pm, closing at 3pm on weekends. The coffee hatch is open from 6am – 3pm and the venue is available for hosting events too.
Put this latest Kloof Street gem on your June ‘to do’ list today!