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It’s our birthday and we’ll eat cake if we want to

The Larder is turning FOUR and to celebrate we’re offering all of our loyal customers coffee and a slice of chocolate buttermilk cake for just R20 with any meal purchased*. Not…

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Our famous cinnamon buns

Have you tried The Larder’s cinnamon buns? Handmade fresh every morning, these warm, doughy, perfectly spiced beauties are usually sold out within hours of being pulled out warm from the…

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This is our jam

All of our jams and preserves are homemade in small batches the old-fashioned way. Artisanal: “The non-mechanical and unprocessed method of handcrafting food with respect to the ingredients and tradition.”…

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How to make the perfect poached egg

Perfect poached eggs are one of life’s simple pleasures and easier than you think to get right. Here are my tips for making the perfect poached egg: Start with a fresh, free…

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Free range eggs… They just taste better

  Is an egg just an egg? We source all of our eggs from Frank at I Like Eggs, who provides us with the freshest free-range eggs direct from the farm.…

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What exactly is “honest” food anyway?

The Larder: “Honest food, fab coffee” We’ve had some questions lately about The Larder’s pay-off line. What is this “honest” food we speak of? Food that’s full of wholesome goodness? Food that’s…

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Honest food, fab coffee. Where it comes from matters! Always free range, pasture reared! Homemade from scratch, local & seasonal. African Fairtrade Coffee. Packaging bio degradable

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  • It is a sad day when @cityofct @eskom_holdings do NOT support small business that are struggling to keep staff employed. 
Our business has been shut due to lockdown & Covid19. All electricity switched off to conserve and use the basic minimum to survive. 
We know our tariff is a small business one which holds a daily service fee but this is not waived during lockdown even tho we cannot trade and not using the service like would normally. No negotiations allowed, it just is....says @cityofct 
Now in order to continue and get more units of electricity -  I am FORCED TO PAY
R3600 before I can go forward.

The daily service fee is not waived during lockdown. How is this allowed, how is this legal, how is this supportive? It felt criminal!

So instead you force us to go bankrupt,  make staff redundant and shut our doors!! Where is the support guys?? So you would rather we go out of business. Our space won't be rented out, not for any time soon, as no one is renting small restaurant space, so end of the day the city will loose out!

This just doesn't make any sense!! Ranting!!! @alan.winde @capetalkza @news24 @iolnews @bbcnews @kfmza @cyril_ramaphosa_official @cyrilramaphosafoundation 
#sad #disappointed
  • These 4 ladies have hearts of gold, serving their community every day! They open their homes, they give their time to feed the hungry. Backs ache after washing up and cleaning but tomorrow they will do it again! 
It’s been such an amazing experience to get to know them. 
Lavender Hill is blessed to have them &  @philisa_abafazi @lucindandlovokazi watching over them.

Thank you @eatoutguide for connecting us 💗💕💗 Caroline who's the grande fromage of this site has a grown up daughter but her and her husband Anthony foster 7 young children. 
Guys please donate to the help fund if you can! Little bit goes a long way!! #littlebitoflove
  • Tomorrow's gorgeous organic veg selection from @umthunzifarmingcommunity 
See you in the morning 
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  • #coffee tomorrow @mosesnkhwazi
  • Sourdough perfection & smells in the kitchen today
  • Thank to my friends!

@suekaroo @perkythepink for your contribution to today's pot

Also going in is @umthunzifarmingcommunity roast aubergine & sweet potato & peppers. A decent pot of @elginthefreerangechicken chicken stock then finally I stirred in the @fattis_and_monis macaroni

#withalittlehelpfrommyfriends
  • Thank you @perkythepink for your donation! I'm in @picknpayrondebosch buying some @fattis_and_monis macaroni which is on SPECIAL 💕🌈🌈🌈🌈 Specials like these mean the world to us without @eatoutguide @commchestwc projects to feed my people under the @philisa_abafazi charity based in Lavender Hill. Every little bit counts and this means more hungry little people get fed for a few more meals! 
Thank you so so much!!!
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#homemadefood #homemade #withlove
  • Moody days

Hungry tummies waiting got today's Bolognese

Thank you @eatoutguide 
@philisa_abafazi @umthunzifarmingcommunity

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