Café del Sol

Café del Sol

The story of Café del Sol is the story of a family. Immersed in traditional Italian culinary culture, Chiara and Ryan Viljoen had front row seats from the very beginning; growing up with a real Bresciana Nonna in their kitchen, cooking northern Italian cuisine and spending time with their Genovese Nonna almost every weekend, eating frittata and pesto pasta as an afternoon snack with tea.

Café del Sol Classico was conceptualised as a reincarnation of Mamma Luciana’s kitchen, creating nourishment for body, mind and soul. It is not a straightforward trattoria, rather, the focus is on the experience of dining together. True to Luciana’s Italian heritage, Café del Sol Classico serves traditional Italian food with refinement and flair – taking Nonna’s culinary traditions and giving them a contemporary spin that satisfies diners’ desire for comfort and nostalgia.

If Café del Sol Classico is Nonna’s kitchen, then Café del Sol Botanico, is Nonna’s dining room. The menu sees some of the Classico favourites, but with southern Italian influences. The addition of The Landmark Bar – a kind of night-time counterpart to the restaurant’s light, daytime ambience – brings a masculine urban edge and another remarkable dimension to the Café del Sol experience. The wine list, under Ryan’s direction, was awarded diamond status at the 2018 Diners Club Wine list Awards, and the sophisticated cocktail menu has placed The Landmark among just four WORLD CLASS™ bars in Johannesburg under the international rating system. It is the perfect venue at which to extend an evening at Café del Sol Botanico with a digestif or after-dinner drink.

Café del Sol is open for lunch & dinner from Tuesday to Saturday and for lunch only on Sunday from 12h00 till close. Kitchen Hours: 12h00 to 15h00 & 18h00 to 21h30. Bookings are essential.

CAFÉ DEL SOL CLASSICO
Olivedale Corner Shopping Centre, cnr. President Fouche Drive & Olive Road, Randburg
Contact Number (0)11 704 6493
Email address bookings@cafedelsol.co.za
Website cafedelsol.co.za

CAFÉ DEL SOL BOTANICO & THE LANDMARK
Bryanston Shopping Centre, cnr. William Nicol & Ballyclare, Bryanston
Contact Number (0)11 463 0207
Email address bookings@cdsbotanico.co.za
Website cafedelsol.co.za