“café Roux is my absolute favourite venue to play in the country.”
“café Roux is the beating heart of live music in the entire South Peninsula!”
DONOVAN COPLEY (HOT WATER)
café Roux, Noordhoek’s much-loved family restaurant and live music venue, is celebrating its 10th birthday in the month of August.Over the last 4 years, café Roux has grown into one of SA’s premier and most popular live music and comedy venues. Having always had a strong music culture at the restaurant, things were taken up a gear by creating an intimate night-time live entertainment space. Staging the best SA artists every week, together with up-and-coming exciting new talent, the lineup is very diverse and there is something for everyone. The audience can enjoy a delicious supper at the venue and then sit back and watch their favourite artist up-close and personal in this uniquely intimate 100-seater venue. In association with Wolftrap Wine, café Roux has been proud to host a wide range of amazing SA musicians and comedians over the years: Nik Rabinowitz, Ard Matthews, Prime Circle, Kurt Darren, Arno Carstens, Jack Parow, Barry Hilton, Watershed, Toya Delazy, Dan Patlansky, Matthew Mole & many many more.
Brother-and-sister team Paul & Lindi Le Roux, together with Paul’s wife Bern, opened this family-run business when they fell in love with Noordhoek. Bern spent two years at the pass and entrenched her amazing Karoo-style cooking in the kitchen. café Roux continues to serve wholesome, generous, uncomplicated cafe-style food, aimed at the whole family. Bern adds a few changes to the menu every season and empowers the kitchen staff to learn new exciting dishes to go onto the weekly specials board. Bern has moved on to write two award-winning cookbooks – Prickly Pears & Pomegranates” and “Roots, Shoots & Leaves”and is now the editor of Conde Nast Gourmet Magazine.
On Saturday and Sunday afternoons, patrons can enjoy gentle live acoustic music over a late lunch. Bordering on a large open playground, café Roux has always had a strong focus on kids. A small kids menu and miniature benches are available for the little people as well as clip-on high chairs for babies. Kiddies parties are catered for in the summer months and the annual Kiddies Xmas Party is a hugely popular event.
Paul and Lindi are joined by an amazing team of staff who notoriously go the extra mile. Current managers, Chantal, Deo and Erin, who were all part of the original team of waiters, have grown into the loyal, passionate and much-loved family that is café Roux. They are supported by a solid team of FOH and kitchen staff most of whom have been with the company since inception. café Roux is well-known for the warm, attentive and genuine service it offers.
Upcoming shows in August:
Wed 10 Aug: Raoul and Natalie Chapman
Thurs 11 Aug: Hezron Chetty
Fri 12 Aug: The Little Kings
Sat 13 August: Majozi
Wed 17 Aug: The Dog`s
Thurs 18 Aug: The Thursdays
Fri 19 Aug: Jason Gladwin.
Sat 20 Aug: Francois van Coke
Wed 24 August: Estelle Kokot
Thurs 25 Aug: Josie Field and Jennifer Eaves.
Fri 26 Aug: Arno Carstens.
Sat 27 August: TANG
Tues 30 and Wed 31 August: Gavin Edwards.
Venue: Café Roux, The Farm Village, Noordhoek.
Address: 270 Chapman`s Peak Drive.
Time: Dinner from 19h00. Show from 20h30.