Our story began in February 2017 when myself and my sister launched a vegan food stall called "Pack a Punch" at the Wild Oats Market in Sedgefield, where we served 100% vegan brunches every Saturday morning.
The business grew phenomenally over the next two years. In November 2018, we rebranded as Vegan Kitchen and made the decision to open Vegan Kitchen Restaurant & Deli in the Knysna Mall.
In doing so, we brought vegan food main-stream in Knysna.....however, we discovered that there is just not a big enough pool of people in Knysna to sustain such a niche enterprise for 12 months of the year!
We then made the decision to reinvent ourselves once again, taking into account lessons learned and launched OAK LEAF CAFE & DELI in Belvidere Estate Knysna on 22 October 2019. Our focus at Oak Leaf Cafe & Deli is on sustainability & ethically sourced products. We have personally visited farms and hand selected the produce that we incorporate into our menu and sell in our Deli. At Oak Leaf, we cater for all - there is a healthy balance and choice for omnivores, vegetarians and vegans alike!
We look forward to welcoming you to our Cafe, nestled in the beautiful suburb of Belvidere....kick back, bask in the beautiful sunshine or snuggle next to a roaring fire, entice your taste-buds with delicious food & excellent coffees!
We also have a kiddies play-area, a doggy area with a doggy menu and a cyclists bicycle rack.
We don't believe in "cheat food"...our food is made with love, is artisanal, wholesome, locally & ethically sourced, sustainable and packs a punch of flavour!"