The Clay Café in the City

By Anlé Britz

I needed to get out of my head and allow my thoughts to quiet down from the hustle and bustle of work. While the Clay Café in Hout Bay is an amazing day outing, our time was a little limited and we could only slip away into creativity for 2-3 hours. So, off to the Clay Café in the city we were.

When you step over the mosaic decorated entrance to the café, you are welcomed with friendly faces and bright smiles. The hostess leads you to your booked table and once you are settled, you get a quick rundown of how, what and where to orientate yourself for the next couple of hours.

The atmosphere is earie with excitement, some uncertainty, but with tons of lingering potential creativity and excited chatter.
The bright lit space on the ground and the 1st floor is lined with greenery all over and it just sets the mood for tranquility and relaxation. There is a sign leading you to the first floor illuminating the mindset you should allow to consume you states – INSPRATION STARTS HERE.

The menu is filled with amazing options that will have you hungry before finishing reading though it all. Avo on toast with feta felt like it would hit the foody hunger spot just right and so to add to my avocado craving, I asked for extra salmon. As you can see the generous portion made me the happiest person alive. The avocado was ripe and the salmon fresh – it seldomly gets better than this.

I had a very special friend who joined me who claimed: “I do not have a creative bone in my body”. But once her paint brush hit the ceramic, you could see the logic leave through the back door and content ibn just being here stepped in with a huge smile.

This breakaway for a couple of hours with no rush, no focus, no running planning or thinking about ‘what’s next’ felt like a day in sun with a good book. Leave your world on pause at the door and allow yourself to just enjoy the moment. My personality and lifestyle often allow for jumping from the one project or moment after the other (so much to see, so much to feel, so much to experience) that I sometimes forget to pause and take mental snapshots in the moment. When you are here – SEE, FEEL and EXPERIENCE!

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