Clay Cafe opens store in Cape Town CBD

The beloved Clay Cafe has opened a second branch in the heart of the Cape Town CBD area and is a new adult painting and tapas spot.

Clay Cafe

Aptly named Clay Cafe in the City, the second branch of the hugely popular Hout Bay-based Clay Cafe has officially opened in Gardens, offering city-dwellers a new adult painting and tapas spot.

The new branch is a much smaller, more intimate venue compared to the popular flagship Hout Bay café, seating a maximum of 26 people. The new café promises to reawaken dormant creativity and inspire you to get your hands busy while creating your own ceramic masterpiece. 

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Clay Cafe

The Clay Cafe is a family owned business that aims to provide a space where adults and children alike can explore their artistic side through decorating and painting ceramic items. Founded in 1999,  the Hout Bay branch offers a range of lunch and breakfast options along with a kid-friendly garden area for the little ones to run around under the sun while parents unwind, relax and get creative (with a glass of wine in hand).

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How it works 

Both Clay Cafes offer seemingly endless options of unfired bisque's and ready-made pottery pieces to choose from and decorate in any style you choose. From crockery to decorative pieces, visitors have the opportunity to create a unique item and treasured memories with family or friends over a couple of hours of creativity.

With access to a range of paint and painting tools, decorative stensils and more, your creative options are endless. Ceramic items differ in price due to their size and a basic fee of R40 applies to utilising all painting materials which includes three paint options, fire and glazing. A tracking number is provided for the item and you are able to track and collect your artwork once it has been fired. Each ceramic item is dishwasher, oven and microwave proof once it has been fired in the kiln. Clay Cafe in the City officially opened on 31 October 2019. Operating hours are from 2pm onwards daily, with afternoon and evening slots available. 

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