If there is one thing this pandemic and lockdowns has taught us then it is the power of communities when they stand together and rally for each other. As an Africa Proverb so aptly say, “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
Photo credit: Bean In love
In these times our business needs ‘to go far’ – they need to survive and be able to make money and support the people whose livelihoods are relying on them staying open and being profitable.
Our small local businesses are taking a huge hit. The economy is under strain, but together we can try to keep as many people afloat as possible. Let us show our support for our small businesses by shopping local as much as possible.
We have compiled a small list of Visit Paarl small business friends that we encourage you to support.
Paarl Family Farmstall takes you back in time with their arrangement of beautiful vintage and antique items and make sure to take some of their delicious cakes or other baked goods home with you! Set some time aside to appreciate the store’s unique décor, furniture, ceramics and toy selection. They are ideal to purchase birthday gifts or simply treat yourself to something beautiful for your home.
507 Main Road, Groenvlei Paarl l +27 (0)21 8724854
Frater Square is a lifestyle and living centre housed in a historic building dating back to 1845 situated in Paarl’s historic Main Road. The relaxed, natural chic, village like ambience offers a coffee shop, a restaurant with outdoor children’s entertainment area, a clothing boutique, an interior shop and even an access point to the Paarl Adventure Trails set on Paarl Mountain.
Mountain Moon and Bistro’s deli section is perfect for filling up your picnic basket with cheese, chacuterie, freshly baked bread and a selection of artisan sweets and chocolates. You can even do some gift shopping with artwork, leather goods, table linen and aromatic products for sale.
40 A Main Road, Paarl
+27 (0)82 899 5318
The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio
Besides being entertained by the cute fluffy alpacas at The Alpaca Loom Coffee Shop & Weaving Studio you can also shop their fine alpaca products. Choose from a wide variety of woven scarves, shawls, ponchos and blankets woven on the farm using the alpaca wool in the beautiful range of natural colours grown by their own animals. You will find scarves, shawls, blankets as well as ponchos, hand knitted mittens and beanies. Every item has a story. It is unique and produced with love and care to last and give you a lifetime of warmth and pleasure.
You can also shop stuffed toys, footwear, jewellery, Alpaca Loom merchandise
Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Southern Paarl, Paarl
+27 (0) 84 793 3666
Bean in Love
The shop corner in Bean in Love Coffee Shop is filled items to treat yourself or buy as gifts for friends. Find hand-picked beautifully curated objects such as prints, ceramics, plants, jewellery and aromatic goods.
287 Main Road, Paarl
+27 (0) 872 0987
At Brenda’s they preserve. They carefully combine fresh ingredients, traditional flavours and new ideas to create coveted food products that last. Their products embody the flavours that inspire them and are best enjoyed in the company of loved ones. Stock up at their deli and shop at Spice Route Destination with pasta sauces, exotic spices, homemade condiments, preserves and many other delightful, delicious products.
Spice Route, Southern Agter Paarl Road, Southern Paarl, Paarl
+27 (0) 863 3392
Fanglasstic produce handcrafted, functional glassware from plates and bowls to coasters and holiday decorations. They specialize in making personalized items and wall murals for interior decorating.
Zandwyk Park, Paarl
+27 (0) 60 465 2860
Freedom Weekend Market
Freedom Weekend Market is the bustling place to be for foodies and lovers of all things nice to meet over weekends. It is situated between Paarl and Franschhoek on the R301. Vendors sell products such as clothing, skincare ranges, bread, olives, cheese, meat, biltong and fresh produce, art, jewellery, leather products, décor and garden products, books, towels and baskets.
Freedom Village, Wemmershoek Road, Paarl
+27 (0) 83 458 6452
Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures
The shop at Le Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures stocks a wide range of locally crafted items and crocodile leather products. Their focus is on creativity and quality. Products include jewellery, enamelware, wooden bowls and glassware. In addition to these hand-crafted items, they also stock quality, branded Le Bonheur clothing (caps, hats, golf shirts and T-shirts) and an array of adorable reptile-themed toys and books.
They pride themselves on the exceptional quality of their crocodile-leather products. Sourced from sustainable, licensed farms and tanned by real experts, their belts, wallets, shoes and bags are true works of art.
Simondium, Southern Paarl
+27 (0) 863 1142
Linen Drawer offers a comprehensive linen range of pure cotton towelling, duvets, duvet inners, pillowcases, cotton throws, gowns and related products.
12F Louw Avenue, Paarl
+27 (0) 872 0108
Roses Artisanal Confectionery
The Roses Team situated in Rembrandt Mall takes care of life’s sweet moments whether you want to spoil someone with a special gift, pack a snack or celebrate with your guests. Think fudge, truffles, nougat, salted caramel, honeycomb, toffee and much, much more!
Corner of Bergriver Boulevard and Dorp Street
+27 (0) 61 534 2356
The Trading Company at Spice Route
The Trading Company located at Spice Route is an eclectic décor store filled with a melange of old and new, trendy and colourful and fresh and artistic. The key philosophy of the shop is to collate local creative talent and make it available for an all-in-one unified space. It has an array of carefully selected bespoke homeware, toys and games to keep the kids occupied while parents enjoy Spice Route tasting options. The handpicked local are perfect for gifting. The Trading Company is a celebration of local design
Suid-Agter Paarl Road, Southern Paarl, Paarl
+27 (0) 863 5200