The Team

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Who We Are

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Marike van Staden

Founder & Head Chef

Marike is originally from Johannesburg but made the move to the Mother City to start this new venture with Katie. Passionate about all things food and a sneaky cocktail, she aims to bring a new pairing to Cape Town.

Katie Shangase

Founder & Pastry Chef

Katie is originally from the Mother City and returned to start this new venture with Marike. Passionate about all things sweet and all things coffee, she brings a unique perspective to the world of pastry.

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Mxolisi Shangase

Front of House Manager

All the way from the opposite coast, Mxo is passionate about sport and people. Originally a soccer player, he aims to be the MVP of keeping our customers happy with a smile, a drink and some delicious food.

Nasiphi Mhlambiso

Hospitality Student

Nasiphi is currently doing work/study with us and has taken to the hospitality industry like a fish to water. She may seem shy but she has tons of personality and lots to learn. Not one to back away from a challenge she is here to make your experience euphoric!

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Lauren Tichart


Lauren is young and full of energy. This part-time model and tik tok-er has joined our team and is looking to learn about herself and the world while pursuing her creative exploits. Let her create a euphoric experience here for you!

Sindiswa Mabele


Sweetness Sindiswa is just as her name suggests, quiet and sweet! She may be behind the scenes but she performs one of the most essential and important jobs, she keeps everything clean, what would we do without her?

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Lennox Ncube


Lennox is a creative and funky barista from Zim. He is passionate about coffee and learning and will strive to make you the perfect cup whenever you step through our doors!