Lizette’s Kitchen is a Voelklip Special
Beautifully set on the scenic circle that rolls into the guacamole shaded mountains of Hermanus. First a farm house, then a doctors surgery, now it’s a quaint restaurant that boasts an oriental mix on the menu, a tango of tantalizing drinks and coffees that will certainly surprise you.
We rocked up, freshly covered in paint and sweat. It was a hot summer’s day and I wore a Panama Hat for display. We sat down feeling conscious but watching warmly as the cars drove in a motionful movement around the circle adjourning. The place is real jazzy but at the time it’s real snazzy. Purple popped couches, seemingly royal chairs and a ceiling that could rival Grand Central Station.
The interior feels like you’re living in the 1890’s but the furniture says otherwise. With a bar in the living room and all kinds of arts and crafts on the wall, it makes you feel as if there’s an artist just down the hall.
Coffee & Food:
Looking at the menu, we found all kinds of things, some things quite flirty and new. There was the Ca Phe Sua Da and the Vietnamese Plunger, apparently both real Vietnamese delicacies. We gave each a go and waited a while for our drinks to show. All their expresso coffee is supplied by Truth and their Vietnamese Coffee is a blend of their own. The Vietnamese Plunger popped up, shortly after pressed down, pushing liquid through holes, straight toward the end. We noticed there was very little coffee and almost felt ripped off. However, after drinking it and asking questions, we found it to taste a lil’ weak, have an afternote of caramel and end with a real kick. So all in all, it’s worth the value and it’s always fun to try something new, so give it a go to get your day on the show.
The Ca Phe Sua Da arrived shortly after, sitting so gloriously in a glass filled with ice and condensed milk topped with this Vietnamese dripping device that magically produced coffee. It was a real mouth melter, great for a hot summers day. The way it was served make you feel like a little kid with a Kinder Joy, you just want to get inside. The food is real fun, oriental tapas and meals served great with a view of the setting sun. A little on the pricey side but I reckon it’s worth dishing it out.
Lizette, the owner, is a chef by trade and spent most of her time cookin’ in Vietnam. She then returned to Hermanus and really honed in on the growing number of locals. The restaurant is mainly supported by locals but seasonally it is full of tourists and holiday makers.
So go pop in to 20 on 8th Street in Voelklip, Hermanus and have a wild time, maybe even add a small glass of wine.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels