Here at VavaVox, we keep our eyes peeled for exciting businesses in exciting parts of the country. Bree Street and Maboneng Precinct are two areas full of bustling boutiques and eateries which are quickly gaining attention. According to a recent Fin24 article, Bree and Maboneng are heavily concentrated, and as a result, businesses are coming together to tackle challenges side-by-side. We decided to investigate further to pinpoint the businesses that are working together to make these areas so trendy in 2015.
Bree Street, Cape Town
Whether you in the mood for people-watching over a coffee, wanting the good old fish and chips or just craving a beer, Bree Street in Cape Town is the ideal place for you. Bree Street is described as “the local new hotspot for creative business openings and offers a wide variety of quirky and interesting spots.” Here are a few places in Bree Street to check out pronto.
Orphanage Cocktail Emporium: This quirky, upmarket bar is not only a bar but a restaurant and a club too.
Sababa Kitchen Deli: Whether choosing to sit inside or on the pavement, you will experience the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern-style food on the plate presented to you.
Jason’s: This popular artisan bakery serves great coffee too. Whether you are stocking up on bread or just wanting to sit on the sidewalk while enjoying your sandwich and coffee, you simply order from the hatch and wait for your serving of delicious bread.
Kirsten Goss & Missibaba: These two companies share a shop but respectively showcase locally designed products. Kirsten Goss designs and produces jewellery in KZN and Missibaba creates trendy bags to help empower the community.
Lucky Fish: This is a part of Kalk Bay Habour’s Lucky Fish chain. If you are in search of good old fish and chips, this is the place to be, with the freshest fish served directly from Kay Bay Habour.
Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg
Maboneng is a community where people play, live and work within this slice of urban chic. Here are a few places to get started.
Blackenese: “The eyes eat first,” is a quote the restaurant owner, Vusi Kunene, often uses to describe the experience at Blackenese. Whether it is all-you-can-eat sushi Tuesday or just the ’township chic’ ambience you are looking for, this restaurant is known for its unique African twist.
MOAD (Museum of African Design): Developed from a factory warehouse built in the 1920s, this museum does not only exhibit art but it is an event and performance space too. The museum “devotes itself to exploring the ever-changing African continent and diaspora.”
Both these areas aren’t only a good place for the urban lovers to wander around, but also business owners have the opportunity to form business relationships with each other, motivate and share knowledge when necessary.
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