Khayelitsha now has a rooftop champagne bar to go with its boutique restaurant
After closing during the pandemic, Khayelitsha’s multi-story boutique restaurant, The Milk Restaurant, has returned, with a new champagne bar on its rooftop.
The Milk Restaurant and Bar, was first launched in 2018, but became yet another victim of Covid-19 in 2020.
It has now returned as The Milk Restaurant and Champagne Bar, and is about seven minutes away from the newly-built The Spade Boutique Hotel and Spa.
The restaurant and bar, founded by Spelo Jalivane, allows patrons to lounge and wine and dine within the same property, but on different floors.
Jalivane established the restaurant using his own money. Although the business saw a great deal of success, it was not without challenges contributing to its closure, he said.
“I opened the business too soon. I was in a rush and wanted to get it off the ground, not knowing the challenges I would face with infrastructure. I took for granted the kitchen equipment required, and this resulted badly on service delivery,” said Jalivane.
During the lockdown, Jalivane spent time refining the restaurant and sourced help from the owners of a popular Khayelitsha eatery, Rands Cape Town, run by the Mbeki brothers, Mfundo and Mshayi, with whom he has now partnered.
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