04 Mar InFood Deli, Jeffreys Bay
There is nothing I love more than food – ok, sure, maybe wine and books, but they are all interchangeable. When the family ventured down to Jeffreys Bay, the party capital of South Africa during the festive season, with South African celebs rubbing shoulders with beach goers, and water sport junkies; I had myself set on long queues for tables, hot sweltering weather and horrendous windy days. All of which I got.
Let me fill you in on how we found this little not-so-tucked away gem of a deli in the amounting festive chaos that was Jeffreys bay during December. Well it started one morning, when my not-so-subtle mother barged into my room and tore me away from my slumber to announce that breakfast was ready. Yes, she also told me in great detail (because it is my mother) that she had found freshly baked bread. So feeling like Columbus finding the Americas we were treated to lovely fresh bread. The rest, dear reader, is history.
Later that day she packed us all into a car, air-con blazing at full speed, and introduced us – well, more me – to my hero of the holiday. Created by Jayne Davies, who settled in Jeffrey’s Bay in 2005, surprised she couldn’t get her hands on a Barista-made coffee, and homemade-artisan bread, she founded InFood Deli (yes, there is also a Coffee Society, for those who live and breathe coffee *tick*).
Founder and owner Jayne Davies has been a successful caterer for more than 27 years and cut her teeth at the feet of the likes of celebrity chef Jamie Oliver. Some of her most noted achievements abroad were catering for Prince William’s 21st birthday party and a three year spell catering for the North Sea Jazz Festival. Back in Cape Town, she was official caterer for the Stormers Rugby Team and Newlands Stadium before discovering the Eastern Cape and choosing to escape city life.
(taken off the About Us page)
Let’s talk food.
“Honey and cumin roasted sweet potato, served with chilli con carne, or Mexican refried beans, sour cream and gremolata.” – That was what the menu said, I read ‘EAT ME’. I did. I finished the entire plate. ONLY R59. That is what I paid. Cheaper than Joburg I can say that.
And for drinks…
A frozen coffee – it was hot, and I wanted to try the coffee… SO WORTH IT.
Service, in a busy area, was adequate, you can only expect so much from the service industry during the festive season. You’re on holiday, who cares how long the food takes – which it really didn’t take longer than 20 mins, and our waitress was amazing.
Next time you’re rolling around the J-bay hood, pop in for a coffee (I recommend the Spanakopita, it tastes like MORE).