Photo courtesy Montebello Centre
The Montebello Design Centre is one of Cape Town’s best-kept secrets. The centre features more than 20 arts and craft studios and workshops, an historic greenhouse and nursery, a forge, stunning restaurant and organic deli farm shop. It’s a non-profit development project aimed at promoting good local craft and design, and generating job creation.
Montebello is set in historic farm buildings under huge, beautiful old trees in the suburb of Newlands. Its buildings and land have a colourful history; the centre is the birth place of Ohlsson’s Brewery and ceramics company Continental China.
Montebello Design Centre is home to a broad spectrum of designers and artists, from jewellers and painters to filmmakers and landscapers. It makes a delightful stopover for lunches and visits to the various craft workshops and design studios.