Where it all started

It started way back in 2003 (18th of May to be specific).  I know it was with some friends from church, a picnic with the cell group  at Helderberg Nature Reserve.  One of those typical May weekends in Cape Town, warm days while the winter is snugging in and pancakes & soup is the general food in most houses.

We were still young in our relationship, and, just maybe, I (Franco) still wanted to impress Anneke.  But I also wanted to stay true to myself.

So the picnic was packed with little jars with different food and interesting flavours, and some friends started calling us the “botteltjie-mense” (the jar-people).  And still to this day you can always find interesting jars (some small, some bigger) with interesting foods and flavours, some maybe pass the use-by date, in our fridge.

So, why not bring all these flavours together and share it with friends.  Hunt bargains and make them available for all to share.  If I must think where it all started, it was maybe unintentionally with that basket with different jars on the grass in Helderberg Nature Reserve, living life with friends that are as close as family.

Deli days

We have deli days every Saturday, where you can shop at heart's delight. Come and experience the warmth and beautiful 42 on Sonneblom venue. Open from 10h00 to 16h00. Order your deli products the previous week and collect it on Deli Day. Stay for coffee and our famous cup-cakes!


For the small intimate occasion

Beautiful, peaceful and full of character! This is what our small function venue offers you. Catering is done to your requirements. Ideal for Birthdays, Stork Teas, Kitchen Teas, Office outings...team building over breakfast, lunch or high tea! Contact Anneke van Vuuren on 083 294 2015 or by email bookings@42onsonneblom.co.za to enquire about this service.