Addicted to Caffeine? Let Sebastian help you.
We realise that a coffee addiction is a serious thing so we’d like to help. Our gorgeous Sebastian (a cappuccino machine of authentic Italian extraction) is on constant standby to help out with delicious doses of our All African organic coffees, cappuccinos, con leches and espressos. We’ve gone one step further and you can now pick up a Kassia & Figg Coffee Addicts card in the deli. Keep it handy, get us to mark it each time you order a coffee, and every 10th one will be on the house.
Our First Artisan Evening
At Kassia & Figg we’re pretty keen on using small suppliers and artisan producers who have the same ethos as we do. Small batches, handmade, no artificial preservatives, pre mixes etc. We spend a lot of time finding these suppliers and bringing their products to the deli, but we thought it might be nice to give you a chance to meet some of these passionate people in person. So at the end of this month we kick off the first of our Artisan Evenings with a Coffee Cupping:
Bean There Coffee, an independent coffee roastery based in JHB, has recently moved into Cape Town too. We love the fact that they support fair trade, only deal in African coffees, and are as passionate about a good brew as we are. Jonno, one of the owners, will be leading a coffee tasting and Q&A at the deli on the evening of Wednesday 29th July 2009. Places are limited so if you wish to attend you will need to book your spot. Tickets are R60 and will include drinks & snacks on arrival, the coffee tasting, and a K&F treat to take away with you. Plus you will get a chance to buy your favourite Bean There coffee.
DATE: Wednesday 29 July , 2009
TIME: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
PLACE: Kassia & Figg, Artisan Deli, Main Road, Kalk Bay.
Please feel free to check out Bean There’s site for more detailed info on coffee cuppings. www.beanthere.co.za , or call us at the deli to book a ticket. 021 788 3337
The grass is always greener.
At Kassia & Figg we try to do a little more each month to move the deli towards an even greener lifestyle. We already use local organic and free range suppliers for our eggs and tomatoes. We only use freerange chicken and beef for our pies and burgers, and all our milk is freerange. On top of this, our delicious coffee is All African and organic. But is this enough? Well, yes and no. We believe that anything you do to contribute towards a more sustainable planet is a good thing, and you should reward yourself for your efforts, perhaps with a cappuccino and an organic dark chocolate fudge brownie? But we also know there is always more that we can do. To this end we are moving towards more eco-friendly, biodegradable and sustainable packaging for our take away food items.
Green Home, a sustainable and biodegradable packaging company is helping us do just that. www.greenhome.coza
Their fabulous take away packaging can be frozen, refrigerated, and baked or reheated up to 220*C. The take away offerings change daily, just like the rest of our menu, but so far we have made
- field mushrooms braised in garlic, herbs and wine, baked in a yoghurt and cream cheese sauce
- organic spinach macaroni (pic by Catherine of Green Home)
- free range beef cottage pie with sundried tomato mash
- fresh pea & mint soup with kabanossi
- chunky organic tomato and garlic soup
- slow cooked certified natural lamb neck stew
- and the list goes on…
We’re very excited about all the lovely opportunities this new packaging opens up. Please keep an eye on the Kassia & Figg website ( www.vanielje.com) to find out exactly what we are offering, and you can also check out what we already offer in the pre-order page.
Hot off the press…
We’re so proud of the good press we’ve been getting that we’ve stuck it up in our shop window for the world to see. Again!
In the July issue of House & Leisure Nwabisa Mayema of NGO Township Patterns (www.township.co.za) says we have the yummiest homebaked treats…ever!
And we are this month’s ‘Hot Property’ in Property magazine. We’ve had a great response from both mags (out on the shelves now) so thank you to them and the other mags that have mentioned us. Articles always bring loads of new visitors, who then become old visitors, and all visitors are always welcome. Just remember, we are closed on Mondays & Tuesdays.