PHOTOGRAPHY: MICKY HOYLE
I don’t think there’s a single person who hasn’t photographed the beautiful furnishings at Hemelhuijs when quaffing a glass of Syrah whilst enjoying lemon, barley and marrow bone soup donned with rough handfuls fresh parsley-a comforting kiss to appease the winter chills in the city bowl. An omage to beautiful art pieces and organic produce that seasonally changes the atmosphere the moment you walk through off sidewalk doors.
For the love of food, Hemelhuijs opened it’s doors in October 2010. With it’s ever changing interior space and whimsical displays of fresh flowers and object trofée, the restaurant is a small oasis in the heart of cape town.
It offers an ideal escapism from the hustle and bustle. Sit and watch the city go by while indulging in freshly made jewel coloured juices, paradisal cocktails or our custom blended coffee and order from our all day menu. The Hemelhuijs team carefully source ingredients and interweave the flavours of childhood memories and that of the exotic. The menu changes seasonally and also features touches brought from world travels. Service is simple, attentive but relaxed.
That being said it comes as no surprise that Jacques Erasmus, interior designer, chef and restaurant owner and Hein Liebenberg have a home as beautifully curated as there coveted city bowl eatery that resembles a home away from home. Here a look at their 1854 Cape Dutch house in Montagu:
Sam Woulidge has written the most lyrical post on her meeting of the beautilful Dame ” The Montagu Coutry House” and the time she spent exploring the home with it’s owner’s Jacques Erasmus and Hein Liebenberg for a piece in VISI Magazine. Read More HERE