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May 17, 2019 | Beautiful Spaces, Featured

The Yours Truly team in Cape Town has brought a warehouse space to life with plants and antiques

Over time Yours Truly on Kloof Street in Cape Town has become an institution on the dining and socialising scene – a relaxed eatery instantly recognisable for its jungly indoor/outdoor space.

The next step in the growth of the brand has culminated in a magical space further up on Kloof Street that speaks to the passions of the owners, and branches out further from their hospitality roots, all the while staying true to the brand’s ability to create multifunctional and stylish spaces.

An in-house project spearheaded by owner Daniel Holland, 117 Kloof is an indoor greenhouse-meets-antique store filled with artfully styled plants and interesting pieces. Its location, an old warehouse/workshop – which Holland had set his heart on well before it became available – is an industrial shell, inside which is an elegantly curated showroom housing a carefully put together setup of furniture and foliage, laid out to show off both to best advantage. Ranging from decorative objets to large furniture pieces and rugs, the mix has a cabinet of curiosities-come-secret garden feel that’s instantly captivating.

In addition to the stylish selection of indoor plants and collectables, is also (unsurprisingly) a hospitality element – an on-site coffee shop is open from 6am until 3pm. There are also plans to host dining evenings in the near future – with set meals served around the 10-metre banquet-style table. Would-be guests can expect chef-led occasions with a set menu (and the option to hire out the venue or just book a seat).

The store is open Tuesday to Friday, from 8am until 5pm, and from 8am until 3pm on Saturday and Sunday.

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