I’ve moved to Cape Town to pursue my dream of owning and running a coffee and cake shop. I don’t believe in compromising when it comes to what goes into my mouth, so my aim is to serve the best coffee I can, working with artisan coffee roasters, who aim to source the best arabica beans from the World and roast it as close to perfection as possible. My model is to draw on the best coffee shop concepts from the US, England and Australia. When it comes to food, I know that I can’t spend all day in the kitchen, as well as run a business successfully and so where possible the best cakes, pastries and artisan breads and croissants will be sourced from people as passionate as me, who use the best flour and ingredients possible, whether from local producers or from somewhere else in the World. For the shop, the same passion must carry on and so the look and decor has to transform you from outside into another World – you are escaping into another realm and hence the name, ESCAPE CAFFE. I want customers to escape and let their taste buds experience something unique whether it be from coffee or from the food they eat at escape caffe, so wish me luck.