For some it's lamb stew. For others it's a beef mince kebab served with flatbread and greens. And then there are those for whom it's a quinoa, chickpea and spinach salad. Joy comes in all tastes and flavours, which is what the Happiness Café in Blairgowrie proves time and time again. This suburban neighbourhood gift box brings the kind of bobotie and yellow rice comfort and wholesomeness that belong in the kitchens of South Africa's expert grannies. It's a homey, friendly place where banana muffins, jars of preserved peaches, cupcakes and porcelain teapots spread the same warmth and grace as the waiters who engage with patrons as if they are family. Home is where the heart is.


A neighbourhood café with wholesome food and friendly faces.
We lost our hearts somewhere in the ham, pineapple and peri-naise flatbread toastie.
75 Barkston Dr., Blairgowrie
Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat., 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m.