Top Joburg vegan eatery expands to Cape Town – here’s where you can find their first location

Lexi’s is the vegan eatery that Joburgers won’t stop talking about. Headed by the eponymous restaurateur, Lexi Monzeglio, the casual café space is now expanding to Cape Town in a bold move. Not one to shy away from a business opportunity, Lexi has already expanded her business once since the start of the pandemic, opening a second Gauteng store in Pretoria this July.

Eat Out spoke with Lexi about the big move to Cape Town. “It’s a corporate owned store, not a franchise, and we’ll be up and down between the cities to manage it, with a lot of help from the local team, of course. It will be a challenge to manage from across the country, especially in the beginning with suppliers etc, but with technology these days, the world is actually quite small.”

“Lexi’s Cape Town will be a full-service sit-down store. It will have the same menu as the Joburg stores for now – if we need to tweak as we get to know the market, we will. We will be shipping a lot of our central kitchen stock from Joburg so the quality can be controlled across the board.”

And what about the location? Lexi’s Cape Town joins the uber-chic café hub on Sea Point’s Regent Road. The new store will be opposite Kleinsky’s Delicatessen and adjacent to Schecker’s RAW Gourmet. What a ’hood!

Lexi added: “We definitely want to expand the footprint in Cape Town … but for now we really felt that an Atlantic Seaboard presence would be the right way to kick it off.”

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