Swan Café Jessica Rushmere

START-UP COSTS: ‘Swan Café took three years to create before we even opened the doors. I spent two of those years working with multi-award-winning SA furniture designer Haldane Martin to perfect the look of the café.’

TURNOVER: ‘We are very happy to be able to train and employ 15 staff members.’

‘the rose-gold cages hanging from the ceiling are all open and filled with light,representing my own Lesson Learnt: to fly out of m own cage...’

A mid the hustle and bustle, the darting taxis and the general hubbub of Cape Town, you’ll find a chic little French crêperie, seemingly plucked straight from the streets of Brittany. With the red, white and blue colour scheme, the whimsical menu and the Leonardo da Vinci and Jean-Léon Gérôme prints lining the walls, it’s clear where

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