So guys, if you live a lifestyle like mine, then the thought of healthy, pre-prepared and yummy ready to go meals for super busy folk. So imagine my joy upon hearing that local brunch and coffee Spot – Arbour Café in Illovo are now going to be making my life a lot easier!

Another thing I am big on is relationships, and the fact that previous owner Robyn Timson is back in the fold and developing new take home and catering menus for the restaurant makes me even more sure that this is the kind of place I want to spend more time in.

“The new menus at Arbour will be take-home menus that customers can pre order and collect. They are mostly main courses that are made fresh, not pre-packaged and frozen” says Robyn.

There will also be function menus, canapé menus and banquet-style menus, all focusing on seasonal ingredients tailor-made to suit tastes, religious affiliations and numbers. Menus will be French-inspired, staying true to the unique and quaint style that is Arbour Café.”

The recipes are planned using only fresh, seasonal ingredients; nothing is made in bulk and there are no additives, processed sauces, or preservatives.“It’s very honest food”.

Robyn is currently a food stylist and consultant for new menu and recipe development. She consults to restaurants, magazines and newspapers and does a lot of advertising and film production work.

Since selling Arbour Café, she admits to missing her little passion project greatly and loves everyone from the staff to the loyal customers who come almost 3 times a day, every day. Robyn continues to share her ethical, balanced and good old home-style cooking with the Arbour family where she remains, intrinsically, part of the furniture.

The French-inspired café is dog friendly and is equipped with free Wi-Fi.

The venue is available for functions and pop ups too – and their function menu’s are exquisite!

T: 011 788 4111

E: larry@arbourcafe.co.za


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