Coffee & Cushion Collaboration
Tuesday mornings at Starlings Café was always date morning for aLoveSupreme husband and wife team, Ryan and Leanne Botha. A chance to catch up over coffee, after the children had been dropped off at school and before the day at the studio began. The special weekly ritual at Starlings, the Rondebosch gem behind the hedge, refuelled and refocused this creative couple for the week ahead. Over time, a like-minded friendship developed with Trish, owner of the eatery, as they chatted about local design and the perfect flat white. A fan of aLoveSupreme prints and champion of local talent, Trish incorporated their bold range of textiles into the Starlings Café with colourful cushions on the chairs and vibrant table runners on the wooden tables.
The playfully eccentric style of aLoveSupreme complemented the idiosyncratic vibe of the Starlings Café to a tee. So over coffee and cushion covers, a somewhat serendipitous idea of a collective collaboration between aLoveSupreme and Trish began. Why not?
The concept of a shared space between Trish and aLoveSupreme took shape after the premises of the old bead shop in Mark Road, conveniently placed in the residential hub of Claremont, became available. A quiet street a mere stone’s throw from Cavendish Square and within easy walking distance for the surrounding neighbourhood, is now home to Starlings Localé and aLoveSupreme’s first stand alone retail space.
Step inside and a colourful display of aLoveSupreme products greets you with a smile. Linger over the playful patterns, then allow the mouthwatering aromas to entice you into the cosy space within. Tables for two, a counter with a mountain view or larger shared wooden tables make Localé the ideal spot for a catch up with a friend, an informal meeting or just a relaxed space to work. A friendly, welcoming staff offers fresh food with flair…and don’t forget those perfect flat whites in the much loved Starlings style we’ve come to both savour and appreciate. Food, friendliness and flat whites make Localé a charming choice for both locals and visitors alike.