We’re closing on July 24th. Please come and visit us before we say our final farewell.

Food Story Deli was born out of the desitre to combine our favourite pastimes. To bring reading, coffee appreciation, nourishment and storytelling into one common space to enjoy. We would like to invite you to be a part of our story.

Join us and experience the culinary flair of our deli menu, which changes daily. We hope our tasty treats and friendly ambience will inspire you to tell your own food stories. Our coffee may take you back to a time when you sat on a stoep with coffee and a rusk and basked in the winter sun of a Karoo holiday. You might taste our basil pesto or Annie's Tomato Chilli Jam and one day re-tell the story of the day you discovered these unique blends in a bookshop in Amanzimtoti, South Coast, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.

You can also draw on our


We've found it's even more popular with adults than it is with the kids.

We have board games for adults or big kids to play while they're in the store so please remember to ask at thee counter for these.

Reading is an Experience

that we are privileged to be able to enjoy.

The ability of the written word, commanding only one sense that can in turn evoke all other senses, to move us, is so powerful. When we read great books we can't wait to share them with you. There are many different lessons we can take from books, whether they're fiction or non-fiction, reading is the best way to tap into the minds of as many fellow humans as possible!

We'll be here reading, so please come in and talk to us at any time. Whether it's a book recommendation you're looking for or just a bit of literary chit-chat, we're eager to hear what you have to say.

"We love to hear thoughts and feedback about books so we can share your view with others."

How does our garden grow?

With a faux grass patch and wooden tables not in a row&

Listen in on

Children's Story time

every single Saturday at 10h00 which, weather permitting, is usually held on the grass patch.

Book an event

High tea & baby shower bookings are welcome. We take special orders for cakes, confectionery & light catering.

There's always something to read out here, from the Bazaar, to Country life magazines, or sneak preview pages from the latest cookbooks.