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 sales

We stock a wide range of banting, gluten-free and healthy food helping customers to make better food choices without breaking the bank.

With the New Year we also have the amazing opportunity to expand the Deli.  Our new hours are as follows:

  • Mondays: Closed
  • Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 10am to 4pm.  Available on appointment for group functions.  Ideal for meetings, cell group or any group functions.
  • Thursdays: 10am to 6pm. “Restaurant” as well as Deli sales.  Pensioners get their plunger coffee/tea free!
  • Fridays: 10am to 6pm. “Restaurant” as well as Deli sales.  Ideal for business people who want a quiet area to discuss work over a cup of coffee or to have a small meeting.  Or to use our free WiFi and work in the garden!
  • Saturdays: 10am to 4pm. “Restaurant” as well as Deli sales – as normal


Our functions are individually organized and planned to suit your every need.  We have a range of options available from High Teas to Continental Breakfasts.  We can cater for 10 to 30 people on our stoep area or in the garden.  Ideal for Birthdays, Stork Teas, Kitchen Teas, Office outings...team building over breakfast, lunch or high tea! Contact Anneke on 083 294 2015 or by email bookings@42onsonneblom.co.za to enquire about this service.

What others say about our functions:
Awesome venue. Friendly and very efficient couple. You made Inge's matricball extra special. Thank you very much. Would recommend 42 On Sonneblom for any intimate function.
- Ilse Appel

I decided on this venue for a baby shower for a dear friend and wanted to make the morning extra special. I couldn't ask for a better venue! Anneke went above and beyond and even set the most beautiful table as an added extra. The little touches made the baby shower a memorable one. Anneke did the flowers as well. I will recommend this venue for everyone who wants a special touch to any special occasion. The sweet treats and coffee was out of this world. Thank you Anneke and team!
- San-Mari MacIntyre

We had the most amazing 40th birthday party at the Deli last Friday!! Thanks Franco and Anneke for being such perfect hosts and for spoiling us with those delicious platters!!
If you have not been to the deli,either for shopping or a function,you are missing out!!
- Seugnet Nelson