Home of the Woodstock Workers
Sister of Roxy All Night, Roxy All Day sits nestled in the heart of Woodstock. Its rough around the edges style, with almost everything sourced from within Woodstock is what really makes the place, obviously in addition to the R10 coffee from 7 – 11.
It’s a place that makes you feel part of the family, shooting smiles around like they’re a painting on the wall. It makes you feel happy, makes you feel warm and makes you feel like you could be there all day, just as the name suggests. Funny thing is, I stayed there for 7 hours…
It’s a place that makes you feel cool, makes you feel stylish. The rough scrap wood benches, murals and ivy on the wall and the stylish couches make you feel like you’re living in the 70’s. The tunes in the background are diverse and dangerous, especially when you’re playing trance followed by Shaggy at eight in the morning.
The bathroom was pretty standard, rough, tough and with absolutely no bluff. It’s a good place to go after you’ve had too many of those R10 coffees. All the water in the toilet is re-used, sitting in 5L bottles next to the toilet for self-use. Its cool, its caring and it shows a strong sense of community that shouts “We can get through this together.”
Coffee & Food:
The coffee is surprisingly fantastic, especially considering it’s only R10. The taste is sour on the palate, fills the mouth with intense flavour and then tapers off like an awkward student asking a question in a lecture. They also have some unique coffees on the menu that may tickle your taste buds like the orange flavoured coffee or the beetroot latte. If you’re feeling dim and are looking to put a smile on your face, ask Jiga the barista to make you a Jigaccino.
The food is wild and out of this world. The egg and mushroom tart was outstanding, each bite exploding in my mouth like a landmine in an open field. The muffin was fruity, warm and delicious, filled with an “Ooh” or an “Aah” after every mouthful. If you’re looking for something more than a snack, the owner suggests trying the Black Bean Quinoa Wrap or the Eggs Benedict. Unfortunately, I didn’t try anything from the menu, but with the owner being a chef her whole life and her kitchen staff being with her for the last 10 years, I can guarantee the food will be damn delicious.
Price-wise, it’s cheap as chalk. The muffins and pastries are reasonable, mostly under R20 with samoosas, donuts and biscuits being under R10. However, the breakfasts are a little more pricey and may put a pinch in your pocket.
When asked what the vision for Roxy All Day was, the owners replied: “We’re trying to figure out what our dream is but we know this is the start” and that certainly is the vibe that is felt throughout. It’s a great place to get some work done with students and creatives coming from all around. It’s a place to figure out your vision and plan for life, it’s a place to make your start.
Get down to 216 Albert Road, buy yourself a R10 coffee and start figuring out what you’re doing with your life.
Writer: Sebastian Daniels
If you’re looking for something with a more Victorian vibe, check out New Brighton Bakery also on Albert Road.
However, if you’re looking for something completely different in Woodstock, look here.