Swan Cafe, interior design by Haldane Martin, photo by Micky Hoyle

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City Views Festive guide: Step into Swan Café: After all, Paris is always a good idea 

The East City area now home to Cape Town’s first Parisian crêperie

The East City area in the central city, which we’ve dubbed the “Precinct of Possibilities”, continues to amaze and turn heads. It’s now home to Swan Café, Cape Town’s first authentic Parisian crêperie.

Swan Cafe is the brainchild of French-born Jessica Rushmere. A former international model and originator of the legendary La Petite Tarte restaurant, she has channeled her quirky irreverent style, a trained eye for detail and impeccable taste into Swan Café on the corner of Buitenkant and Barrack streets.

She entrusted Haldane Martin – a South African furniture and interior designer who is internationally renowned for work with a powerful sense of identity – with the interior. Haldane is quoted as saying “Designing meaningful objects and spaces helps us understand ourselves and creates a sense of belonging to our time and place.” Judging by how Swan Café looks, he managed to do just that.

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Words: Simangele Mzizi
Interview: Sarah Jayne Fell
Photos: Micky Hoyle

Originally published in the City Views newspaper by the CCID, Summer 2018/19 edition |  View PDF View online