Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery has opened its doors to its second restaurant in Mouille Point and it is creating exactly the type of buzz that you would expect from one of South Africa’s original vegan pioneers!
Address: 3 Park Rd, Mouille Point
Hours: 10am-6pm Mon-Fri, 9am-6pm Sat-Sun
Mary-Ann and Mark Shearer are household names in the vegan community in South Africa and when they moved to Cape Town, they opened Mary-Ann’s Emporium & Eatery in Gordon’s Bay. The original venue was sadly gutted by a devastating fire but rebuilt within a couple of months to new premises in the same area. Following the same winning formula of the branch in Gordon’s Bay, the Mouille Point branch replicates it’s buffet-style plant-based lunch as well being an extensive one-stop-shop for all of your vegan store cupboard essentials. A buffet-style breakfast is also offered at the weekend.
Everything is made fresh and is gluten-free.
It’s a bright, casual and welcoming space to enjoy a solo lunch, catch up with friends or drop in for a treat whilst walking the Sea Point Promenade or coming from Green Point Park.
The Mary-Ann’s lunch buffet (12pm-4pm) changes daily but it is mostly made of at least a couple of hot dishes as well as a number of delicious salads to choose from and fresh homemade gluten-free bread. Their gluten-free pizza covered in a cashew cheese almost always makes an appearance and its the one dish that always leaves me going back for more!
Go hungry, as for R140 you can eat as much as you like (no prizes for guessing who always goes hungry 😂) or for R70 you can have a smaller plate of one serving only.
If lunch on the run is your thing then you can take away for R120/R60.
NB: some of Mary-Ann’s dishes and products contain honey which may not suit some vegans. If honey isn’t your thing then be sure to check with Mary-Ann or Mark and they will gladly talk you through each of the offerings.