Chardonnay Deli: A Hidden Gem in the Constantia Valley

Chardonnay Deli: A Hidden Gem in the Constantia Valley

A much-needed culinary addition to Constantia Main Road.

If you drive along Constantia Main Road where the old oak trees flank the avenue, you’ll come across Chardonnay Deli. Housed in a renovated historic building, the dark walls, reclaimed wooden counters and straw-plaited baskets filled with fresh produce set the rustic farm stall scene.

Owner Charmaine Lilje opened this organic deli in Constantia in December 2014 as a headquarters for her private-catering service, Chardonnay Chefs. Feathers in Charmaine’s cap include apprenticeships under the likes of Olympia Café’s Kenneth McClarty and award-winning chefs Franck Dangereux and Luke Dale-Roberts.

On prominent display you’ll find a selection of artisanal loaves, churned out by Chardonnay Deli’s excellent bakers, who have a knack for mixing flours and grains to create utterly moreish loaves. You must try their signature ciabattas!

Breakfast and lunch dishes of the day are written on a chalkboard, and include granola, croissants, pies, quiches, charcuterie boards and pork belly to whet your appetite. The deli section offers a wonderful array of award-winning local cheeses, jams, gluten-free treats to take home, fruit and vegetables, homemade ice cream, free-range chickens, moreish homemade cakes and pastries. And there is also a wide range of unique gifting items to choose from.

Insider tip Enquire about Chardonnay Deli’s new catering services.

Opening times Daily, 7.30am – 6pm (kitchen open for breakfast 7.30am – 12pm and lunch 12pm – 3am)
Contact 021 795 0606
Where to find it Chardonnay Deli, 87 Constantia Main Road, Constantia


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Time of publication: 10 February 2017

2 Responses to “Chardonnay Deli: A Hidden Gem in the Constantia Valley”

  1. Gail Brache

    Hi there, do you have any vegan meals. A great shortage of vegan food in Cape Town

    • Christina

      Organic at Heart has vegan Food. Rochelles Kitchen offers vegan catering and there are quite a lot of vegan menus in cafés and restaurants all around Cape Town. Just google. See quite a lot of vegan offers


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