Monday, 29 October 2007

vovo telo

I went to visit some friends in Port Elizabeth this weekend, Matt & Mary. They have opened a bakery and coffee shoppe in one of the older parts, called Richmond Hill. Mary is also an architect, and together they transformed this little residence into a chic space with ambiance and a little stunning garden! (done by Matt's mom)

Matt owns & runs the shoppe, enjoying the bakery, but he is just passionate about his coffee...The breads, freshly baked every morning on the prmises, are divine, but sell out quite fast. The other pasteries are just as fabulous! I had a decadent chocolate croissant with an awesome cappuchino!

I just LOVE the old and new of the interiors - really chic with a rustic edge - I think the entire place has such a nice feel and atmosphere!

Thanks to Matt & Mary for saving this beautifull old residence and giving it a new lease on life! And I believe that this super building has become a catalyst for other owners in the area to upgrade and renovate. That's great hey! And somehow it is attracting many patrons who never frequented this area! CONGRATULATIONS guys!!!

5 comments:

Freshly Found said...

This makes me want to find a good excuse to get to PE soon! It looks delightful!

Neutral Dwelling said...

I'm loving the table with the modern chairs! Beautiful color!

Heather Moore said...

Aha! I see you have a million posts up on Amatomu. Great stuff.
cheers,
heather

Xander said...

Wow, I had no idea that such a cute place existed in PE! I love the look of that wood counter, piled with bread and pastries. -X

beatnik said...

I had their coffee all festival long at Grahamstown Festival this year, as my stall was a skip and a hop from them. They really stood out, cos they are so design savvy, professional, passionate and aesthetically aware. Oh, and everything they make is delicious! P.S - PLEASE could someone send me their contact details!