The search goes on, and I’m pleased to say that I’ve uncovered a real hidden gem in Hout Bay, my back yard. It so happens that this place is a stone’s throw from where I live, so forgive me for my being a little hysterical about this.
I stepped out of the house to chat with my wife Yolande about work stuff (she works part-time for World Wide Creative). We ventured out to look for a coffee spot, and found Dario’s on the right as you head towards the harbour from Suikerbossie.
I’d been told before that it makes a good cup, but I was still a little surprised at this what this small, unassuming little spot conjured up in leisurely time. It gives anything else in Cape Town a run for its money, and has a nice old-school Italian charm about it.
Do yourself a favour, the next business meeting you arrange, go off the beaten track and drop by Dario’s. You won’t be disappointed.
Location: Victoria Rd, Hout Bay (on the left, past the Superspar)
Contact: 021 791 0021
Price: around R12 for a cappuccino (I think).
Rating out of ten: a sumptuous 9