At the heart of SCHOON is a desire to create space for true community. We see ourselves as immensely privileged, because we get to collaborate with incredibly committed local artisans and farmers, using what they’ve produced to create food that we can then share with the people who choose to spend time in our spaces. It’s a very tactile exchange that constantly challenges us to look to the seasons for inspiration as we bake, cook, create and serve.

OUR MANUFACTORY

The plan has always been to eventually bring all our skills into one amazing, centralised space…

Manufactory (derived from ‘manual factory’) is a term coined by the great Parisian baker, Lionel Poilâne, when he expanded his small, woodfired oven bakery into a larger artisan production space.

Our new SCHOON Manufactory at The Bird Precinct in Stellenbosch includes a small café, experimental kitchen, bakery and patisserie – the place where where we brainstorm and create. And while we’re still focusing on bread, pastries and café food, it makes us flexible enough to explore new concepts.

The Bird has also attracted like-minded creatives and more space has been set aside for creatives, designers and retailers. Email us on info@schoon.co.za if you’d like to know more.

OUR EATERIES

SCHOON MANUFACTORY CAFÉ

The Bird Precinct, 91 Bird Street, Stellenbosch (parking on Pappegaai Rand Street)

In our Manufactory’s little café you can savour an excellent cup of coffee and carefully selected, produce-driven dishes created by Chanelle. It overlooks the production space, where you can see our SCHOON bakery team working according to ancient, artisan methods. The menu includes SCHOON classics like the famous scrambled eggs on sourdough toast with slow roasted tomato and smoked bacon and the delicious Croque Madame!

OPENING TIMES
Tue – Fri • 07:00 – 15:00
Sat • 08:00 – 15:00
Sun • 08:00 – 13:30

SCHOON BRIGHT STREET CAFÉ

3 Bright Street, Somerset West

Our SCHOON Café in Somerset West has done exactly what we intended it to, namely take us back to the very reason for starting out seven years ago – serving amazing bread, great food and speciality coffees in a warm, intimate atmosphere. The seasonal menu includes the SCHOON classics like the much-beloved brioche French toast with roasted apple, brie, buchu syrup and clotted cream!

OPENING TIMES
Tue – Fri • 07:00 – 15:00
Sat • 08:00 – 15:00
Sun • 08:00 – 13:30

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SCHOON CROISSANT & COFFEE BAR

De Wet Centre, Corner of Bird & Church Street, Stellenbosch

The De Wet Centre’s courtyard, just off Church Street, is becoming home to a new, first-of-its-kind experience in Stellenbosch. At the hatch, a friendly barista serves great coffee and freshly baked croissants on the go. Enticing offerings like pork loin and gruyère croissants with wholegrain mustard or creamy caramel cronuts with salt and sugar spice may even encourage you to rest in the shade of the old oak trees for a moment.

OPENING TIMES
Mon – Fri • 06:30 – 14:30
Sat • 07:00 – 13:00

SPACE AVAILABLE

The Bird Precinct at 91 Bird Street in Stellenbosch has an additional 335 square metres that have been set aside for creatives, designers and retailers to join SCHOON. It’s already a wonderfully creative community that confirms that our desire to create special experiences in unusual spaces can truly have a positive impact within the community.

And there’s potential for so much more! Email us on info@schoon.co.za if you’d like to know more.

PAYMENT

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