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Queen of Tarts

Tina Bester is the owner of the fabulous Queen of Tarts, who I’ve mentioned before here and is also the author of two stunning cookbooks, bake and comfort. I popped in recently and of course couldn’t resist taking some photos to share with you.

Apart from the delicious food and friendly service, the decor is what appeals to me most. It has a lovely retro feel with all sorts of amazing, vintage kitchen paraphernalia from cookbooks to enamelware to cutlery. I just love the checkerboard floor, the striped tables and the heart detail on the windows. Perfectly styled and put together, this is must for any foodie or vintage lover!

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Queen of Tarts 213 Lower Main Road, Observatory
Tel: +21 448 2420

Photography: by me


  1. Megan

    31 May

    So pretty! Will def have to stop in there for coffee when I start my new job just down the road!

  2. Bandaloop

    31 May

    That's my favourite! It is so soothing and pretty and always brightens up my day. The best chocolate cupcakes too! P.S. You should see my soccer inspired car!

  3. walrus studio

    31 May

    Cute place! I like the spoons above the menu board!

  4. The Design Dish

    31 May

    cute store! I love tarts!
    The Design Dish

  5. coelho

    1 June

    oooo i have to go there when i'm there over Dec / Jan, hope she will be open – looks amazing

  6. leslie

    1 June

    What an adorable looking place for lunch!!! Sign me up! You photographs are perfect.

  7. diane @ a spot of whimsy

    1 June

    gosh i wish i lived over there just so i could visit this shop. it's adorable, i love everything about it!

  8. Georgianna

    1 June

    What a wonderful tour, Lana! I love joining you on these jaunts

  9. Luna and Chloe

    2 June

    I am loving the name! So cute. Looks like such a lovely place.


  10. Lana

    2 June

    Yes, it really is stunning, add it to your address books! And I'm sure they'll be open in Dec/Jan, Coelho!

  11. inspire*inspire

    6 June

    oh my word! what a gorgeous little place!
    Love all the thoughtful details. especially the spoons above the chalkboard menu… so sweet!

  12. Anonymous

    7 June

    i've been wanting to go here! i'm so glad you posted and reminded me!

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