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A new coffee shop & art salon in Cape Town, in the Bokaap….

May 20, 2013

Today I discovered a fabulous coffee shoppe – come- art salon in one of the City’s oldest areas, the Bokaap. As owner Ignatius Claassen explains, ‘Luvey ‘ N Rose is an art salon (and sometimes saloon…) that just happens to sell coffee, tea etc and hopefully artisan beers + good wine in the near future. The idea is to make art + antique furniture shopping more personal and consumer-friendly by presenting the stock in a lounge setting as opposed to clinical, impersonal gallery/ showroom setup.”

 Situated in Rose Street, towards the bottom end (on the sea side), Luvey N Rose (a play on La Vie en Rose I think), is a gem. The building itself is very old, painted in a wonderful shade of dusty pink. Walk in & you’re surrounded by odd furniture…not odd- strange, but odd- not matching. The art is fantastic…olde paintings are mixed up with quirky paraphernalia, surrounded by comfortable couches, wooden tables with bowls of Protea flowers & leather lounge chairs. The charming & lovely Elodye from Paris was there today….she mostly spends time upstairs on the floor above the coffee shoppe that houses beautiful antiques & art. To drink? Deluxe coffee, prepared excellently. To eat? Cheese & chocolate croissants &, if you’re lucky, fudge & unique shortbread made by the multi talented Gordon Radowsky. Time to visit…Cape Town once again is offering us something unique & amazing…

Marvelous olde building in Rose Street…look there’s Lateral Paul…

Wonderful interior, put together by Ignatius I’m told…

  Until next time,

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Joseph Bloggs May 20, 2013 - 6:18 pm

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Joseph Bloggs May 20, 2013 - 6:19 pm

Looks great. But it's another Deluxe coffee shop. It's been done so many times now. You can also go directly to the source at one of their two shops just down the road.

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Unknown May 22, 2013 - 12:03 pm

Dear Joseph, Thank you for your comment. It is more than a coffee shop and please don't hesitate to pass by to experience our place…It is first an Art and Antiques place where we sell some coffee on the side…;-) Regards, Elodye for Luvey 'N Rose++

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Joseph Bloggs May 22, 2013 - 1:23 pm

Hi Elodye,

Thanks for the clarification. Apologies for the assumption. Will definitely make a plan to come and look around.

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