I recently meandered down into Woodstock to pursue a fabulous new eatery I had heard much about and the Bedouin Cafe & Deli did not disappoint.
I love Woodstock and all the fabulous second hand stores , little quaint eateries and of course The Old Biscuit Mill . Needless to say it did not take much prompting for me to go and check out this unique little deli which I had in mind for an upcoming #BloggersWhoBless meeting.
It was a sweltering hot day and I had invited mumsy to come along and I would treat her to lunch , what a treat it was indeed. We both chose to have the Chicken Wrap and oh my goodness it was the beginning of an addiction.
The Bedouin Cafe & Deli is a simple, but stylish in appearance. This little deli leaves the food and Labneh dishes to do all the wowing , and wow it does!
The eatery itself is owned by Rachel Irvine who was personally trained in the art of making Labneh by the dessert dwellers in the Middle East, she in turn has now brought this unique eating experience to South Africa.
It’s not just about good food either the Coffee is reputed to be amazing , however on a 42’c day I did not venture there. I rather opted for my all time favourite Peach Ice Tea. The Coffee is a local brand called Kamili that roast their own beans sourced from Ethiopia – African coffee at it’s best.
Bedouin Cafe & Deli make all the their Labneh , Chilli Jam and Labnedews fresh and on site. Bedouin Deli have a variety of goodies you can buy and take home but please note these little amazeballs are preservative and colorant free they therefore need to be eaten within 10 days of purchasing.
Here is a little more behind the brand …
About Bedouin Café & Deli:
Bedouin Café and Deli is the newest resident putting the amazeballs into Cape-Town’s up-&-coming suburb of Woodstock with its offering of bold flavours from the Middle-East, delicately balanced with a Cape Town twist.
Serving a range of uber fresh and tasty Middle-Eastern inspired meals, Bedouin’s relaxed atmosphere and unpretentious menu is quickly making a name for itself amongst those who appreciate good food and laid back style.
In addition to the dishes served to order, Bedouin Café and Deli also hand craft a range of Middle Eastern specialities to take home and enjoy in your own kitchen.
The signature Bedouin Café and Deli range comprises Labneh cheese. Labneh cheese which is wildly popular in countries such as Lebanon and Israel is quickly finding an appreciative audience in South Africa. This low-calorie, preservative free cream cheese is available in a range of flavours: Original, Garlic, Pepper, Mint, and Chilli.
Bedouin also offers a delicious chilli jam with a great kick, that won’t blow your head off, and the deli’s wildly popular Labnewdews – piquant peppers stuffed with Bedouin’s original labneh cream cheese.
In keeping with the traditional Middle-Eastern style, no artificial preservatives are used in any Bedouin products.
Bedouin’s products are available for purchase from the deli, and its soon to be launched online store.
This article was first published on Femme Lifestyle