The restaurant was named after Felix, the original owners’ cheeky black cat. (Felix was a throwaway cat rescued from a certain death in Wynberg park). It was later discovered that there are many other Café Felix’s around the globe, producing an interesting variety of food.
Felix the cat is unfortunately not with us any more, but in his place we now have Felix the parakeet! This free spirit has made his home in the old oak tree and has become our mascot.
The History The restaurant building dates back to the same age as the main guesthouse i.e. about 1860. This building started life as a tobacco barn. The only old elements remaining today are the thick clay brick walls. One of the previous owners used the property as an office for an estate agency. According to him the first ever property deal was clinched in this same building.
The building was extensively renovated in 2005 with the addition of a new kitchen, conservatory, loft accommodation and extension of the inside and outside seating area. Today the Café Felix building is a proud landmark in “Kerk straat”.
7 Church Road, Riebeeck Kasteel, South Africa