If, like me, you are a sucker for anything freshly baked, then Vovo Telo will soon become your happy place. It’s hard to believe that it all started in Port Elizabeth, but lucky for the rest of us, this nifty little bakery-slash-eatery soon became a franchise spread out across the country. In Cape Town, you’ll find Vovo Telo in the V&A Waterfront, just across from Mitchell’s. The setting suits it perfectly, with tables and chairs scattered along the cobblestones, the wheel of excellence spinning around and around and the Waterfront’s resident marimba band jamming their best tunes.
Vovo Telo keeps things simple. Basically, they bake. At 04:00 in the morning, the day’s croissants, panini’s, brioche, baguettes and foccaccia’s are ready for the early morning pastry peckers and the lazy lunch hour lovers. So whether you pick out one of the sweet treats or the readymade sandwiches lined up on the counter or whether you prefer sitting down and having your thin-crusted pizza, breakfast or thickly-stuffed sandwich, you’ll be impressed. All the stuffings, toppings and ingredients are locally sourced and only the highest quality products made the cut.
Those who notice the interior and design of a place will appreciate the playful character of Vovo Telo. Stylishly playful, that is. Have a look on their website and you’ll see what I mean. Even the takeaway packets have a sense of young freshness to it.
On the drinks side, you can choose your caffeine fix or settle for a fresh juice or Bos Ice Tea. Now go tuck in.