After careful preparation and thoughtful adjustments, we're proud to announce our newest addition to the Block & Chisel fold: The Block Cafe, Coffee and Toastie Emporium. Situated at our store in Diep River, Cape Town, the cafe was designed to reflect the principles of our brand: inspired decor not just easy on the eye, but also easy to live with.
“The Block Cafe is simplicity done well.”
Chef Courtney Ah-Sing has worked tirelessly to create an uncomplicated, delicious menu. Some of our signature serves include delectable toasties made with fresh sourdough and delicious cheddar, as well as quality fairtrade coffee sourced from Africa.
Light breakfasts and snacks are served all through the day, made using the highest quality ingredients.
“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, Director.
The space is designed to inspire the level of comfort, style and enjoyment that we all strive for in our own homes. So, everything from the flooring to the walls, the seating and the tables are thought through - not a single detail has been forgotten.
The beautiful oak bar, where guests are encouraged to place their orders, was designed specifically for the space and constructed by our workshop team in Philippi. It truly is a commanding feature that serves to show off the delectable goods, while also illustrating the fine craftsmanship of the Block & Chisel craftsmen.
The dining area itself is a mixture of styles from classic to modern all available for purchase. The great news is that you get to “test drive” the pieces right there in the cafe . But should you want a chair, table or cushion, be quick to let one of our sales assistants know, as these are often snapped up.
“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.
Visit The Block Cafe during business hours at our Diep River store: weekdays from 9am to 4pm, Saturdays from 9am to 1:30pm and public holidays from 9am to 12:30pm.
Images by Bruce Boyd