lunch in philadelphia

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About 30 minutes outside of Durbanville you’ll find Philadelphia. A quaint little village with friendly shop owners and great little artsy finds. Philadelphia means ‘brotherly love’ – from the bible. Hmm, okay.

Quiet streets, filled with gems like art galleries,  a cheese shop and eateries await discovery. Beware the camera fearing beast outside the gem shop. That guy was not a happy chappy.

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One of the most popular gathering spots in Philadelphia is most likely The Peppertree, which is well known among the Cape weekend roadies.

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Another rustic haunt that’s well priced with friendly service and a pretty decent menu is The Deli Shed. The chicken mayo sarmie, which comes in an interesting round shape, is out of this world. They add some chutney, fresh thyme and a hint of grated raw onion – just the way I like it! The coffee is good, there’s a selection of fresh fruit and veggies, a variety of homemade breads and some other pantry fillers that you can add to your bill to take home.

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The quiet streets are a welcome escape from the city hustle. Philadelphia is a treat to any enthusiastic Instagrammer with it’s old school patios, zinc roof sheets, lazy cats, weather worn doors and interesting (slightly weird) warning signs about pinching geranium cuttings.


Endless calming fields of wheat singing with a persistent hum in the the gentle breeze surround the little village during the wheat growing season (don’t ask me when that is – we have Google now). All and all, a trip to Philadelphia is a Saturday morning well spent.

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discovering sosso’s


There’s a new little bakery come patisserie tucked away at the back of Heritage Square in Durbanville! Be sure to pop into Sosso’s Bakery the next time you’re in Cape Town’s northern suburbs. The counter lady promises that everything is made, prepared and baked on the premises, with fresh ingredients and REAL butter – which is always a bonus as so many places take the cheaper marge road these days.

Croque Monsieur

They make a killer CHOCOLAT CHAUD (real French hot chocolate) and the croque monsieur is really tasty. They have an assortment of sweet and savoury bakes like cannelles, tartlets, petits gateaux and delicious fresh croissants.

Chocolat Chaud

It’s a quaint and comfortable little breakfast or light lunch spot. Perfect for Saturday mornings.


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