Jars piled high and sacks overflowing with treats and really good coffee, freshly roasted on the spot. Nuts ranging from pistachios and pecans to walnuts and macadamias, raw or roasted in-store. Truffles, pralines, and chocolate salami. Turkish delight, authentic halva, old-fashioned bonbons, nougat, and fudge. Dried berries, fruits, seeds, and biltong.
It’s not a trick, just treats galore, waiting for you at the Good Batch—a family-run taste emporium, that recently launched in Canal Walk, Cape Town. This good find offers the best-in-class delicacies from all over the world, and from small local artisans. It was founded by Alexi Hadjidakis, who began his retail journey at the knee of his father George Hadjidakis, who started the 7-Eleven in South Africa in 1967.
‘We drew inspiration from far and wide, locally and internationally, to bring the very best into one place for South Africans who enjoy gourmet snacks,’ says Hadjidakis. ‘And it’s all under one roof so it’s easy to choose any quantity you like.' There are plans to open six to eight more outlets in the next two years. The next branch will be opened in Cavendish in March 2019.
If you love really great coffee, need a small, bespoke treat for a host or hostess or a large gift for a special client or loved one, this is the spot.