We are a humble eatery all about Honest suppliers , Honest Preparation and Honest People. We focus on good food to warm the soul and a poolside view to charm the eyes.
Vegetarian and Vegan alternative menu available
Honest Cafe is a branch of the Impressed Juice Bars. We have added conscious and delicious food into the mix.
Challenges Being Faced During COVID-19
Honest Food Store employs 4 staff members, as a result of the lockdown, we were unable to trade for 5 weeks. This caused a massive set back in salaries and supplier payments. As a restaurant (and small business) we rely solely on daily food and beverage sales, there is no Plan B. I have applied for UIF on behalf of my employees, however, 3 of the 4 applications were rejected for reasons unknown.
What Will The Donations Be Used For?
Should we be granted this funding, it will be used towards staff salaries as well as outstanding supplier payments.
How does our work impact the community/give-back?
Honest Food Store uses small businesses as suppliers as far as possible, we love to support small businesses and like-minded individuals e.g. Baker Bros, Mooberry Farms, Modern Traditions, Caz Kombucha and many others. We also started hosting charity yoga events, our first was at Ark Animal Shelter. All ticket and raffle proceeds went to Ark to assist with running costs. We had planned a collaboration with Spruit Clean to do a river clean up, this was cancelled due to COVID.
We upskill our employees as much as we can, they are sent for addional training (e.g. barista training) and are encouraged to grow within the business. E.g Reliefer was a runner at his previous place of employment, he is now a brilliant barista and confident cook.
We encourage a vegetarian/vegan diet and discourage the use of plastic as far as possible – playing our part in environmental sustainability.