Wednesday, 3 February 2010

The Grand cafe & beach

the restaurant (aka- where the bar is)
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For The Boyfs birthday on Sunday we went to The Grand cafe & beach in Granger Bay (that's near the Cape Town Waterfront, for those of you who don't know) and I found my new favourite place to have sundowner drinks (yup, its that awesome).

the awesome view

Basically The Grand cafe is a warehouse that has been converted into a very trendy restaurant and in front of it there is a chilled, private, "made" beach. The white sand beach is dotted with chairs, a few palm trees and has beautiful views of the sea (complete with the occasional passing yacht). I must say, from the moment I walked onto The Grands beach I felt as though I had been transported to some fabulous island.

Perfection :)

I can't comment on the food (as I never had any of it), but I can tell that their jugs of strawberry daiquiris are amazing (try them and thank me later).

Sunset at The Grand

A Note: The one thing I must advise anyone who plans to go there for sundowners is to arrive by about 3pm. When we went we found that they "closed" the bar/restaurant from 4-6pm to prepare for the dinner crowd - BUT if you arrive before 4pm, you can order your drinks and just hang out on the beach.

Criticism: My only criticism is that they dont have a bar on the beach, so you have to go inside to get drinks (which is not ideal). Apparently they are going to get a beach bar soon.

Where is your favourite place to have drinks?

* all photos by me

19 comments:

  1. Oh awesome! I've been seeing this place from boats at sea and thought it was a private venue. How grand!

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  2. Ah I "drove" past this restaurant on Saturday when we went for a boat ride.

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  3. No beach bar. And no drinks after 4pm. Hmmmm. Glad you didn't mention the absence of the 'seal smell.'

    Sounds nice tho. Just need to fix the things you've mentioned.

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  4. Ooooh... Will have to pop in there when I'm next in CT.

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  5. Wow it looks amazing! Am gonna have to come back and try it.

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  6. ohhhh! I just love the idea of a couch under a umbrella on the beach...pure magic.

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  7. sounds fabulous. will definitely have to try it when the weather's a bit nicer.

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  8. Awesome! Thanks for sharing!! =D

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  9. thanks! i had a look at your blog -beautiful pics - especially the flower pots.

    ps - your comment is the very first for my newborn blog. thanks for that!

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  10. So pretty- I would love to have a drink on the beach at sunset!

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  11. Oh wow, this looks like a little bit of bliss! I love the couches on the beach. Thanks for sharing.

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  12. your photo's make it feel like it's on a beautiful secluded island. damn awesome cool!

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  13. Wow, so much better than the local pizza joint I meet my friends at after work :). The plus side? We get free pizza during happy hour ... just wish there was a view like this!

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  14. This place looks so inviting as I'm sitting wrapped in my snuggie trying to get warm!

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  15. Love Strawberry Dacquiris...lets go...its gorgeous!!!

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  16. Oh wow - thanks for posting this...you know how easy it is to get swallowed up by the deep south so I think we will leave the kids at home one arvie and venture *Into Town*. ;-)

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  17. What a beautiful beach. I think I could sit there for hours and just get lost!

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