We recently crowned Big Dog Cafe in Franschhoek our first recipient of the Best Cafe Design Award and when in the Western Cape had the opportunity to pay them a visit and see what goes on behind that beautiful facade.
It was a rather glorious day on Heritage Day Weekend and as Alrishka Macaskill said when she took a moment from darting around her full cafe, "It's been winter, so we've been on a bit of a go-slow, but this definitely feels like the beginning of Season!"
Located at the beginning of the Franschhoek strip, the blue Great Dane emblem of Terbodore Coffee welcomed us off the road along with the smell of roasting coffee.
The cafe is truly beautiful with colourful, quirky touches. But here the beauty is much more than skin deep. You can tell that this a happy team. Service was excellent, coffee tasty and food was sublime (Big Dog Ramen!!!!). I realise this is a weird thing to mention, but the chairs are so comfortable! As well as ever so good looking. Never underestimate the power of a well designed chair! I could've sat there all day in my leather chair with my lovely cortado.