Our staff is our business and we could not deliver great food without them
In the beginning, our capacity was 25 seating restaurant. During ups and downs of the business thinking that all these buses we saw passing our township are going to make a stopover at our restaurant. It was like a dream for 18 months likely it was our home, no bank loans and the overheads were of homely operational.2001 things started to shift where we started to sell our restaurant by going international to go and cook for South African activities as a promotional thing but the payment was to sell the name of our restaurant. But all in all, it makes us be recognized even people like Brain Turner of Carlton food network work with us in our restaurant.
2002 we won the emerging tourism entrepreneur of the year for the Western Cape, which took us to WTM London in UK and ITB Berlin in Germany. We won at the good food and wine show (bronze award). 2005 we were one of the finalists for the ethnic caterer of the year.
Today we can accommodate up to 100 diners in our home but that does end there because we are busy extending so that we will have a private dining area for three groups in one time. We entertain them with a marimba band and serve local cuisine as per menu.
Our focus is on providing our guests with great ambiance and an authentic township experience. We involve them in the African tradition of storytelling by sharing the tales of our history with them. As mother and daughter team we believe that our success lies in giving our guests a sense that they have entered into the warmth of Lelapa, the home.
Our focus is on providing our guests with great ambiance and an authentic township experience. We involve them in the African tradition of storytelling by sharing the tales of our history with them.
Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium
Front line staff
Hours of Operation
MON – FRI
10:00am – 1:00pm
4:00pm – 10:30pm
3:00pm – 10:30pm
We are closed
49 Harlem Avenue, Baked Sweet,
Cape Town, 7456
Drop Us a Line
Don't be shy. Let us know if you have any questions!