Lizen and Lianti’s journey started in 2013 when they worked together on a wine farm in Stellenbosch.
After their first glass of wine at a street soiree in Kerkstraat, the deal was sealed, they knew they would be friends for life.
More glasses of wine, a train trip, a boyfriend, crazy nights on the town, road trips, a wedding and an engagement followed – along with hour long conversations about how they wanted to open their own restaurant and bar and also make a difference in the community.
Lizen and Lianti’s dreams became a reality on 12 August 2015 when they opened twaalf in the heart of the winelands. This is a place born out of love, passion and the belief that no dream is too big or too small.
Along with their love for good food and wine, Lizen and Lianti also share a deep love for the community. They know that if they change the lives of just a few people, they can make a difference in the community.
Best breakfast spot with really fresh ingredients
Upon my recent visit to Twaalf their liquor license had just been approved, so none of the Craft beers they were planning to have on tap , were available. The ambiance and exceptionally warm welcoming nature of the owners and staff, more than made up for this .
The place is trendy , well laid out and the concept of being involved in the Community is a great draw!
We had the bunny chow , and even though it was not as saucy as my Durbanite companion had hoped for , it was very tasty.
Looking forward to going back to Twaalf for breakfast and a craft beer or five .
Thanks Land L ! You ladies are doing great !
Went here with two friends visiting from the UK for a Thursday night dinner. The service was great, and it was clear that the owners cared about providing a good service. The ambience was also very pleasing: it is a small place and has it's own fireplace, with a rustic yet tasteful decor! Great for a chilly Winters night, but not good for a large crowd.
The food was good for what it was, do not expect gourmet haute cuisine, but rather mom's home cooking, and the prices certainly match this which was great.
Small touches were nice: Chakalaka and Pennywortel chutney on the table, a complimentary glass of wine, a jug of water for the table, a bottle of ALL GOLD tomato sauce for one diners chips. The kind of things that aren't hard to do but make it nice to see that they have made an effort.
Overall, I would highly recommend the place, and certainly plan on going back (their breakfast offerings seem especially interesting!)