'Spens'(Pantry) Café

  • Prize
    Winner in Architectural Design Restaurant – Casual
  • Company/Firm
    Steyn Studio
  • Lead Designer
    Steyn Studio
  • Other Designer(s)
    Square One Landscape Architects
  • Architect
    Steyn Studio in collaboration with Meyer & Associates
  • Interior Designer
    Liam Mooney Studio
  • Construction Company
    GVK-Siya Zama Construction
  • Location
    South Africa
  • Project Date
  • Developer
    Bosjes Farm Estate

A creative collaboration between London-based architects Steyn Studio and Square One Landscape Architects’ South African office has resulted in the effortless fusion between architecture and landscape, with gardens that wrap over new buildings, which in turn are woven back into the landscape with intricate trellis structures. It’s a subtle celebration of the Breedekloof Valley in South Africa’s Western Cape wine region’s rich cultural history, and draws its inspiration from the San who first inhabited the valley and who were later joined by early Dutch settlers. Interior designer Liam Mooney Studio was responsible for the design of the deli fit-outs. Their design of the triangular deli counter and lighting was a direct response to the strong form of the buildings. In keeping with the Breedekloof inspired colour palette, the new cafe play on the tones and colour variations of the local vineyards in Autumn.