I call it Coffee Park, and I take our puppy Rascal there for an early morning walk every day. Well, every day since I discovered The Fix, that is!
On the corner of Higgo Crescent and Bellevue Road, this lovely piece of land used to be where some seriously dodgy drug addicts, drug dealers and homeless people ruled.
In all my 26 years of living in the city bowl, I never even ONCE thought of stopping by, let alone be visiting it for a peaceful stroll early every morning.
The transformation is due to the good folks who call themselves Friends of Bellevue. They have cleared and cleaned up the area and, best of all, there is now a cute little caravan called The Fix, serving freshly brewed coffees, croissants, rusks, Pasteis de Nata, bagels, cookies, chilli sauces and whatnot daily.
Friendly, warm and hospitable, Barristas James and Evans make perfect coffee and even gave Rascal (dogs must be on leash) a free dog biscuit! Owner Bruce’s doggo Rango appears in the photo below – I caption it ‘Still-life with coffee, bagel, dog and trees.’
Vegans and other food-averse folks are well catered for, with gluten-, sugar- and other -free rusks, cookies, snack bars etc. The shortbread (regular, with all the flour, sugar and butter 😉) is fantastic.
‘The Fix Beans and Bagels’ is open daily, 7 days a week, serving from 7am, corner Higgo Crescent and Bellevue Road (driving up to Kloofnek).
It’s impossible to describe the sheer bliss of being out in the open, unfenced, sipping your hot coffee, breathing easily and drinking in the magnificent views of Table Mountain and the city.
An absolute godsend during this time.
All visitors are so friendly and relaxed, too. Being in nature, at peace, really brings out the best in us.
Go visit The Fix Beans and Bagels.
You need it and you know it.
The Fix is on Instagram @thefixbeansandbagels