Citrusdal is a sweet little town and what adds to that sweetness is a gift shop called De-Lovely and the simply sublime The Grapevine coffee shop. Run by a mother and daughter team, De-Lovely and The Grapevine are found next door to each other at 30 Voortrekker Street.
We visited on a scorching hot day (as only the Cederberg can be in late December) and The Grapevine, with its green and white striped decor and white furniture was a cool oasis. I love the long, narrow framed blackboards down either side of the fire place and the interesting paint techniques on the walls …
French cafe music played in the background and we settled down on the comfy cushions with a pile of new magazines to wait for our filter coffee and sinfully good peppermint crisp tart. I love an hour or two in a coffee shop and The Grapevine made us feel right at home!
There is a deck area but I think that might be better left for the cooler winter months – on this day it was airconditioning that I was after.
The Grapevine is also open for breakfasts; light lunches and serves a range of scrumptious cakes.
De-Lovely gift shop is located in an old house with tables and chairs on the long, wide front stoep. There is nothing that says country living as much as a covered stoep does and this one with its red and white striped roof does a sterling job of advertising life in the Cederberg.
Wares ranging from lifestyle goods, kids stuff, arts and crafts, delectables and frivole are spread through the various rooms of the house. I loved the beautiful glass ware, the bath salts and the linens – if we hadn’t visited on the verge of closing time I could certainly have browsed for a long while!
Both De-Lovely and The Grapevine are worth a visit when you are next in Citrusdal so make sure you stop at 30 Voortrekker Street!
Address & Contact Details:
30 Voortrekker Street
022 921 3975 (De-Lovely)
022 921 2190 (The Grapevine)