Tag Archives: cape town

The Adams Beach Picnic | Milk and Cookies SA

A beach picnic in the trenches

Two good guys I know, one who I have known for a long time and the other who I met a long time ago but have since realised that we are both particular people who take some time to let people get to know them and have only started to hit it off, threw a […]

Lanzerac Wine Estate for Food24 | Milk and Cookies SA

The new Lanzerac Wine Estate Deli with Chef Ryan Bradbury

After a morning of cruising around Stellenbosch (obviously with a stop at De Oude Bank), cars swishing by students hustling past, we pulled up to the well famed Lanzerac Wine Estate. Lanzerac is a respite only just a few kilometers outside of Stellenbosch.  It’s one of the oldest estates in South Africa yet it’s managed […]

chickpeapatties on expresso

Veggie burger patties: video recipe on the morning Expresso Show

Making veggie burger patties on the Expresso Show. Second time was much more relaxed. Loved the bit with all the hosts at the end. Lucian, the floor manager, can be sure I know how to spell his name after he, for the second time, said my name when I went on set to put me at […]

Expresso Show January 2014 Milk and Cookies SA

Milk and Cookies makes it to television on the Expresso Show

On Tuesday I woke up completely unsuspecting, went to work and was asked if on Thursday I could be on the Expresso Show on SABC.  I hesitated because I was nervous as I am with most things I’m afraid of (which is a lot of things) but I had to say yes. And, obviously I […]

Where to eat outdoors this summer in Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

Where to eat outdoors this summer in central Cape Town

Well, well, well, summer, you’ve arrived again and it’s just so lovely to see you.    Basking in your rays of sunshine, coming off the beach with sandy, salty hair; there’s nothing better than sitting outside with a cool beverage in your hand during summer. The Mother City is something special during these many glorious months and […]

The best of the garden route | MIlk and Cookies SA

The best restaurants all along the Garden Route, South Africa

The top picks along South Africa’s most famous drive. From fine dining, to fish and chips, to markets galore, there’s something for whatever you fancy. The Garden Route is a gift of gorgeous food along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  While the people living there already know the secret to life […]

Grand Parade | Milk and Cookies SA

Honouring Nelson Mandela at the Grand Parade in Cape Town

The heaviness that hangs over the Mother City and South Africa lays like a weight on the world’s shoulders.  Here’s to a rare soul who gave his life to honour other’s civil liberties and freedoms. Singing in honour of Madiba. Flowers laid to rest from a grateful gathering of the public. Flags at half-mast for the […]

Browser and Grazer Tribe Coffee | Milk and Cookies SA

Tribe Coffee has a new roommate – Browser and Grazer purveyors of fine catering

Tribe Coffee bunks up with Browser and Grazer at the Foundry in Woodstock. The Foundry is trendy, there’s little doubt about that, but Tribe Coffee and its neighbours are subtly unpretentious and their vibe is mature enough that they get who they are.   Graffiti on the walls and awesome open brick face, they pull it off. […]

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Beer here! Win 2 tickets to the Cape Town Festival of Beer

It’s the time of year when the Cape Town Festival of Beer brings a silly amount of beer to Hamilton’s Rugby Club in Green Point.  And this year you can go for free, get a tasting glass (and a taxi at the end of the day) and go nuts on craft beer from over 60 […]

Spier Secret Festival Market 2013

Spier Secret Festival market, Stellenbosch, South Africa

From Toffie Food Festival 2 years ago to the Spier Secret Festival last weekend, the Spier Secret team exceeds expectations and hosts the best market, in Cape Town, of the year.  I push cookies onto people some times. I have to. Otherwise people are too shy to come over and taste them, and they should […]

Caros Secret Dinner | Milk and Cookies SA

Caro de Waal’s Spier Secret dinner – The Magic Far Away Tree

Take a photo journey into the bewitching magical forest of culinary nostalgia created by Food24’s editor, Caro de Waal, for the annual Spier Secret Festival dinner. With every last beautiful detail, the dining room of Caro de Waal was transformed into a softly lit mystical forest with twinkly lights and woodlands creatures between the branches […]

Deluxe and The Yard in Fisheye | Milk and Cookies SA

Deluxe and The Yard in fisheye

The meanest cups of Deluxe coffee and views from The Yard from a fisheye lens. A Saturday morning rendezvous at The Yard: home to Deluxe Coffeeworks (top 6 coffee places in the CBD) The Bitches Tits for lunch,  Mucky Mary’s for an all day breakfast, and The Dogs Bollocks for some kick ass burgers. The […]

Gourmet Boerie Rocking the Daisies | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie gives bands a chance to ‘Rock the Daisies’

Coffee Beans Milk and Cookies SA

6 coffee places not to miss in Cape Town

6 top coffee shops & brands in the Mother City. Deluxe Coffeeworks The guys from Deluxe set out to make bold beautiful roasted beans affordable and accessible.   For them, coffee is not an elite beverage but a caffeinated delight meant to be shared with anyone and everyone.  The two main shops are super neat […]

Hail in Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

The hail down in Africa and the sort of snow in Cape Town

Who would have thought that the rains would come pouring down in buckets of white in Cape Town?  Cape Town, for just a moment, turned into a winter wonderland. And, for those of you thinking that this happens every so often, it doesn’t.  People’s jaws had to be lifted off of the pavement as the […]

South African Farmers Mushroom Association | www.milkandcookiessa.wordpress.com

10 reasons to eat mushrooms daily… they’re even cooler than in Mario Bros.

Mushrooms are a super dooper food that will help you live longer.  Hey, remember when your thumbs used to bleed and blister until you got enough 1-ups to last you an entire decade of Mario Brother’s 1, 2, and 3?  No, mushrooms aren’t going to help you spit fireballs, but they will help you prevent […]

Carol's Cakes | www.milkandcookiessa.wordpress.com

Carol’s Cakes and cakestyling

Carol Wienburg makes gorgeous cakes in Sea Point, Cape Town at the bottom of Africa. 

Tamboers Winkel Cape Town | Milk & Cookies

Tamboers Winkel | Cape Town

Tamboers Winkel might just be the coziest breakfast in Cape Town. This warm and tender eatery is packed full of deliciousness.  The crew behind the counter waits patiently while people look at their chalkboard menu, that changes seasonally, and then again over to the selection of wines that runs up the wall.   Then happy […]

Taste of Cape Town 2013

Taste of Cape Town birthday hoo-ha!

Birthday funzies at Taste of Cape Town… that’s why they had it that weekend. Last year, the canapé class was a blur.  It was the beginning of all the events that would be to come for the following year. Events that lead to working for Food24 and all the little embellishments that come with working hard in the food […]

Taste of Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

Win Tickets to the Taste of Cape Town …. free tickets!

The Taste of Cape Town  Giving away 10 double tickets to the Taste of Cape Town to 10 of Milk and Cookies dedicated followers. Last year pretty much started off the Milk and Cookies journey with a first look into the Cape Town foodie world through the eyes of the Taste of Cape Town. It was awesome. […]

Wakaberry launch Kloof Street Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

Wakaberry: Froyo hits Cape Town

Frozen yoghurt finally hits the shores of Cape Town at Wakaberry.  Just in time for summer, Wakaberry opens in Cape Town. With the launch at their new Kloof Street location, other locations are coming soon, Capetonians came out  of their wintry slumps and into the arms of frozen yoghurt.  Bright colours, bands playing, all very […]

Gourmet Boerie Bites | Milk and Cookies

Gourmet Boerie’s official launch: boerie bites and beer

The Gourmet Boerie is officially (and has been  for a couple of weeks now) open for your juicy meaty boerewors needs.  This boerie team can cater a shindig. As head chef and part owner Kate Marek slams out tiny boerie roll after tiny boerie roll, the crowd rolls into the corner restaurant on Kloof.  It […]

Panamanian Chef Castrellon at the Table Bay | Milk and Cookies

Panamanian Chef Mario Castrellon at the Table Bay, Cape Town

Panamanian Mario Castrellon guest chefs at the Atlantic Grill, Table Bay Hotel in Cape Town Mario Castrellon, owner and head chef of Panamanian restaurant Maito, displayed a four course meal at the Atlantic Grill, Table Bay Hotel for a limited two night engagement. Chef Castrellon came to South Africa to infuse our beautiful local ingredients with his […]

The Blend Cape Town | Milk and Cookies

The Blend | Cape Town

I keep thinking about The Blend.   Maybe I miss it a little bit, is that weird?  I guess a little.  Some places just fit.  Some places are without.   This place was just right; warm and friendly and I don’t know if it was because I’d spoken to Julie the owner before I met her, […]

Cape Dairy Experience in Stellenbosch

Of all things, I love diary the most; chocolate, ice cream, milk, cream, butter, silky smooth yogurt, it’s the most glorious of all food groups, the decadence, the dessert, my heart is heavily attached to the cholesterol it provides. The Cape Dairy Experience  is the closest to  an American State Fair in South Africa, all the farmers proud of their stock, […]