This week we say happy birthday to a particularly spectacular Stellenbosch gem! Exactly 9 years ago, The birdcage was started as a vintage gift shop. Capturing the imagination of the Stellenbosch locals with their beautiful products and petite coffee shop. Now, nearly a decade later, this iconic brand has expanded to the restaurant,cake shop,cafe and gift shop we know today. A unique brand with a truly multi-dimensional existence. This inspiring characteristic, partnered with the fact that The Birdcage is owned by two woman, made this brand perfect for a Woman’s day feature.
You see, The Birdcage, like all the beautiful and amazing woman we are celebrating today, has truly gained my respect.Being the sweet tooth that I am, I will start with their highly successful bakery. The bakery has perfected a range of delicious recipes and constantly change up their options based on trends or as one of the owners divulged, “things that look cool on pinterest!” The other big facet of the bakery is the creation of spectacular wedding cakes, which range from classic, tiered masterpieces to delightfully modern naked cakes. Their restaurant menu follows the innovative style of the bakery, with amazing food and new launches (like the launch of their new salad menu). Then lastly, The Birdcage is known for it’s beautiful and ornamental gifts. Which, to be honest, makes The Birdcage the first place I stop for birthdays, Christmas or Mother's day! These characteristics in themselves are inspirational, but The Birdcage has earned so much more than just my respect, it is truly a place I am in love with! I remember having lunch on their sunny patio with my grandmother, I remember countless occasions of staring at their wide variety of treats to satisfy my sugar cravings and I remember countless coffees dates with my best friends!
So whether you are celebrating a birthday (like The Birdcage) or the fact that you are an amazing woman...both occasions are best celebrated with cake! And luckily for you, The birdcage has a cake for every occasion and taste preference!
"A Party without cake is just a meeting"
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