Photography by Khotso Tsaagane.
They say food has to be tasted by the eye first! We say it’s not food until LIVE is there and that’s why we went around the streets of Braamfontein to find the coolest places where you can enjoy a healthy gourmet meal at a reasonable price. and did we find it? you know we wouldn’t be here if we didn’t, situated at 4 Ameshoff Street, Braamfontein, Love Food kitchen, Deli and Cafe is by far thee one that caught our tastebuds nevermind our eyes. Live sat down with the Jamie , the owner to find out what’s on their menu and obviously try to catch up with our healthy eating habits.
What is Love Food and when was it established? love food is a deli café and kitchen with its own specific ethos. It was opened in August 2012.
What is on the menu at love food? This is where it is different, the menu changes daily however there are always 6 salads, 3 meat or protein options and a daily special. We also always have sandwiches and sweet things. The menu is put up on our website, facebook and twitter page each and every morning.
We’ve notice your lovely food displays, and we wondered. what is the aim behind displaying your tantalising food in the open? That’s our special ethos, everyone can see what’s on offer, choose their food, sit down and eat, no waiting, no fuss.
What is your signature dish and why do you recommend it? We have a special everyday, our customers via email / SMS also tell us what they really enjoy and request repeats. Some of the favourites are: curries, bunny chow, bobotie, lasagne, pie and of course our signature burgers on Fridays. However the brownies are a big win and we sell out of them everyday.
Now as creatives ourselves we appreciate and linger for everything creativity, and that is why we have to ask this, what inspired the place’s amazing creative décor? The décor is just stuff that I love and have collected over many years. The layout of the café is what I always wanted. I have seen cafes overseas that are similarly set out but its an individual thing. It’s the way I like things. Also I want people to feel at home. So it is homely.
How do you keep the place and the menu up to standard (how do you spice it up? We change the menu daily.
At what stage would you love to see Love food at? ‘love food’ is my baby – I am very happy at the stage we at, at the moment. There are and will be many opportunities to grow in the future.
Youth quote us the youth ( your favourite quote you would like to be conveyed to the youth out there)? Our appeal is the ease of eating, it appeals to young and old. We have many student customers who love the vibe and all are always welcome to try us out.