Charming and chilled.
Hidden behind a hedge on Claremont’s Belvedere Road, you’ll find this warm and hospitable café in a charming Victorian house, complete with high ceilings and wooden floors. In summer, the quaint garden with beautiful mountain views is the place to be; come winter, cosy up to one of the indoor fireplaces.
The decor is reminiscent of the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – teapots hanging from trees, vintage books turned into light stands, an assortment of quirky, antique ornaments scattered throughout, and fresh flowers to greet you as you walk through the door.
On the menu, you’ll find a range of items from their famous peri-peri chicken livers and tasty tartines to fresh and filling salads. All dishes are made with love, using ethically sourced local ingredients.
We go for the cappuccinos (that are served in pastel Le Creuset cups) and their to-die-for eggs benedict.
Good to know If you’re in Claremont proper, swing by Localé, Starlings’ sister branch in a hidden suburban street. It’s dinkier and more intimate, but the menu is as delicious.
Opening times Monday – Saturday, 7am – 4pm