Roots

Our fairy founder Tash established Nourish'd took on Kloof street after she returned to Cape Town from sailing super-yachts. She decided to put her passion for the planet, and hard-earned savings, into action. Although converting her dad's old garage into a bite-sized juicery may have sounded crazy, Nourish'd is now one of Cape Town's most popular café's. Great trees start as small seeds after all.

Mission

We believe food and eco-education are keys to creating harmony on our blue-green home. Our mission is to prove delicious food and successful eateries can be kind to both the human and earth body. Ultimately, we'd like to see the whole world move to a plant-based, waste-free lifestyle. We'll keep serving luscious foodie goods until we get there.

Sustainable

When we first started Nourish'd, we couldn't sleep soundly knowing our little tree was shedding its plastic leaves into the ocean. Fueled by compassion, knowledge, and determination, we transformed our cafe into a tree of life. We are proud to boast we operate WASTE FREE. We also put effort into sourcing local produce and reducing our carbon footprint whenever possible. Fuelled by compassion, knowledge and determination we have managed to make sure that our cafés' send absolutely zero waste to landfill. We also put a lot of effort into sourcing local produce and reducing our carbon footprint whenever possible.

Ethical

If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Someone or something is paying the price. We make every effort to make ethical choices in everything that we do; from the producers we source from, practitioners we collaborate with, and products we stock. Everything we do is for the highest good of all beings everywhere.

Plant-Based

Animal agriculture is the leading contributor to deforestation worldwide. Meat production is also one of the cruellest, most inhumane industries on the planet. We simply will not support this kind of cruelty. Although we serve milk and some dairy products they are ethically sourced from free-roaming cows who receive oodles of love.

Health

Everything at Nourish'd is created with the health of your body and the earth in mind. We choose organic produce sourced directly from local farmers whenever possible. All of our food, juices, and smoothies use strictly natural ingredients with no preservatives or flavourings. We also limit the amount of oil, sugar, and wheat we use in the recipes. Whole-food, plant-based eating is the way to go.

Tash:

Who am I? Natasha, Tash, Tashi, Tasshhhhh call me what you wish. I’m a crazy urban hippy trying to save this beautiful blue-green earth one bamboo straw and salad bowl at a time. I’m on a mission to raise awareness about the ecological crisis facing this planet. Through my waste-aware, vegan/vegetarian café, I advocate for actions we can take to make the world better.

Dedicated:

Nourish'd changed my life. Coming from Zimbabwe to Cape Town was pretty tough. I started off working in a hotel and as a bar manager but struggled to meet people and feeling fulfiled. Nourish'd changed everything. It gave me the chance to come out of my shell and start making friends because everyone was so friendly. I also started eating better and now I don't have any indigestion or sleeping problems. Nourish'd is so much more than a job, it's a family. We don't just work together, we also run, dance, eat, and spend time together doing things that make us feel better about life.

Angie:

Nourish'd was my first job after arriving in Cape Town from Zimbabwe and it has been my saving grace. Before working at Nourish'd, I had no idea which foods were healthy and which weren't. Now that I've been eating better, my skin has cleared up, I've lost weight, and I have more energy and excitement for life. I've also learned so much about cooking, juicing, making smoothies, and being creative with food. I absolutely love working for Nourish'd.

Sam:

After overcoming a life-threatening illness a few years ago, I became extremely passionate about the power of food to heal our bodies as well as the power of meditation, self-compassion, and care to heal our minds and souls. I feel incredibly lucky to have found myself in a working environment where all of these qualities are "Nourish'd" and pursued with vigour and positive energy. I have found a second home here.

Levin:

I left Polokwane at a very young age to pursue a better life in Cape Town. Nourish'd transformed my life. I was working as a general manager at a warehouse before joining Nourish'd. Since starting here, I feel so much better in every way. I lost weight, am no longer sleepy all the time, and have improved my communication and English skills. I love my life. I also love making juices and seeing people enjoy them. My mind is clearer and my life is better.

Tapiwa (TI):

I've been working at Nourish'd since the first week of its conception when Alfie called me with the opportunity. I have relished the chance to work in an environment so full of life. All of the food and juices have made me feel so healthy and the team is amazing. Nourish'd mind body soul juice bar is the best place in Cape Town. If I had to describe the experience in only one word: "AWESOME".

Peter:

Although I came to Nourish'd from another juice bar and knew the benefits of juicing, Nourish'd is special. It has allowed me to continue on my journey of healthy eating and living while also working with an awesome team in an environment full of life.

Faith:

Before coming to Nourish'd, I was a waitress and ran a fruit and veg business on the side. This little slice of plant-based paradise has truly changed my life. I've learnt so much about vegan and vegetarian food and have never felt healthier. My life is super amazing now that l am part of the Nourish’d team. I can't thank Tash enough. Having a boss that is so supportive is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

Bruce:

My name is Bruce Rayi from the Eastern Cape. I am a professional barista and barman. Nourish'd has taught me about vegan food and living a healthy lifestyle. I love the experiences I have working with the team and talking to our customers. Nourish'd is one of the best restaurants that I have ever worked for because it is unique. I think it's going to be a big name in 5 years. Thanks to Rochelle for bringing me into this great team.

Rochelle:

After moving over to a plant-based diet, I felt that I had rediscovered myself and the almost romantic relationship between plants and human biology. Food went from being a mundane daily task to my greatest source of energy and fulfilment. It is incredibly inspiring to work in an environment where these miraculous medicines are given the full respect they deserve. I find myself feeling at home in Nourish'd. The team has become my family. I will cherish the laughs and love we share while creating meaningful change for the rest of my life.

Monica:

My name is Monica Mbeteni. I am from the Eastern Cape in a rural area called Komani. I came to Cape Town a long time ago. In my previous work, I was working surf n fries in century city as a kitchen assistant. I started working at Nourish'd in April of 2019. Since then I have gained a lot of knowledge about cooking and a healthy lifestyle. I love working here because it's a very nice environment and an exciting place. Every day we get to experience new things.

Masi:

As a professional artisan barista and smoothie and juice maker, working at Nourish'd is a blessing. I love to express my talent through my latte art and smoothies made with love. Tash is a very supportive boss and actually pays for me to attend coffee workshops and latte art classes. I really, really appreciate it. Thank you, Tash. The whole Nourish'd team is amazing and encourages us to do what we love. I truly get to follow the phrase: "Do what you love, love what you do".

Eddy:

I started working at Nourished in October 2018. Previously I worked at Orchard Juice & Healthy Bar on Long Street in Cape Town. I also worked at The Fresh Healthy Bar at Cape Quarter, Cape Town. Nourish'd Mind & Soul is taking a healthy lifestyle to another level. They go above and beyond what I ever imagine. It has a wide range of healthy dishes & delicious beverages. I love the way Nourish'd operates. Everything flows systematically. I have learned way more about how to give customer service here. This experience has improved my public relations skills.