Update 25 May 2016
Sadly, Zaheera from High Tea Tighty has closed her quirky little shop in Claremont. She is however still running her catering business from home and Insha Allah will at some point in the future look at opening up a shop again. She is still contactable on the same number for orders.
Wishing you all the best Zaheera.
This venue is a cute little place on Protea road in Claremont run by Professional Chef, Zaheera. I was meeting a friend for coffee and it’s just as well that it’s on one of the more well known roads because there’s no signage outside the store making it a bit hard to find. It’s only because I’d seen the logo on Facebook and knew the colour scheme that I was able to recognise the turquoise and brown colours before I drove right past it.
The decor of the tiny store and quirky furniture makes the place fun and interesting. It’s a bit of an Alice in Wonderland feeling with glass topped tables set on podiums of tiered cake structures and the centre display of a delicious looking range of cupcakes and treats arranged around a leaning tower of cake.
Staring down a Ferrero Chocolate Ganache or Red Velvet Cream Cheese cupcake, I chickened out and opted for a lemon meringue tart but had to try the hot chocolate and my friend was limited to a brownie as she wanted a sandwich which also looked good on the menu, but it was late in the day and they didn’t have any more bread or croissants to make sandwiches, which was on the menu. This was disappointing, as the mark of a good place is that they would dash out to the nearest store and buy what they needed. Unfortunately, all we got here was a shrug.
We tried the sweets anyway. My lemon meringue tart was good and the hot chocolate did not disappoint. It’s served with a chocolate spoon that you stir into the cup and allow to melt away or eat up half melted as I did.
The venue is still a bit rough around the edges and could use some finishing touches to really be highty tighty but it’s fun and quirky and although I haven’t tried many of the menu items yet I’ve heard rave reviews about the cakes. They also do bespoke cake orders and the venue can be booked for an occasion.
Cheap | Under R100, Medium | R100 - R300,