May #FirstMondayTalk with Gary te Roller


Endurance junkie, Gary te Roller on nourishing your body.

Don’t miss this inspirational talk by plant-based health coach, Gary te Roller, at Plant for our #FirstMondayTalk on 1 May 2017.

Gary is a plant-based health coach, wellness advocate, foodie and endurance junkie at heart and he will be sharing his experience and offering advice on nourishing your body while exerting yourself.

This is his passion project. Being a plant based athlete and a qualified health coach has given him the tools to make the world a healthier place. He is extremely passionate about trying to help people find the means to nourish their bodies to their maximum capability while pushing themselves to the next frontier of fitness and wellness.


Through his own personal struggles with addiction, by some miracle, Gary turned his life around and whole heartedly adopted a holistic approach to life. This is now his turn to give back, to feed your mind, your soul and inspire you through his learnings.

Gary firmly believes one’s vitality cannot be found in a pill or a good ol’ cuppa-joe, but in the nutrients that you feed yourself every day. He says ‘’for too many years society has deflected away from what really aids us in optimum health’ and through his learnings and research, he found solace in the notion of nourishing and feeding his body by consuming plant-based and whole foods.
Soon enough, through this approach, his recovery became shorter, his endurance and stamina became stronger and his body felt so much lighter – what every athlete wants..!


Join us on Monday 1 May as Gary shares and advises how you too be healthier, stronger, faster.

1 May 2017 from 17:30
Plant, 8 Buiten Street



March #FirstMondayTalk with Rohan Millson

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Low-Carb Fraudsters Exposed

Join us at Plant on 6 March 2017 at 17:30 for the #FirstMondayTalk with Rohan Millson, titled: Low-Carb Fraudsters Exposed.

Rohan Millson, author of a three-volume nutritional book set called “Why Animals Aren’t Food”, subtitled: “And how low-carb diets sicken and kill us.” will be the guest speaker at Plant for the #FirstMondayTalk in March. Rohan is a public speaker and educator on plants-only nutrition, along with Nicola Vernon, he founded and runs the Greyton Farm Animal Sanctuary.

Rohan watering pigs

Rohan is working on a follow-up book called “The Low-Carb Bullshit Artists Are Lying Us to Death.” It focusses on the low-carb fraudsters and paleofantasists and how they mangle the truth about human nutrition, to fool people into thinking its possible to eat animals and be healthy. His books are available in paperback and as e-books through Amazon.

During his talk, Rohan will walk the audience through Noakes’s contribution to “The Real Meal Revolution” and show how each page he writes contains something stupid or something false. This is a fascinating and enlightening talk, not to be missed. There will be a chance to ask questions after the talk and engage with others.

There will be a cash bar and the Plant ‘small plates’ menu will be available.

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Date: 6 March 2017
Venue: Plant, 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
Time: 17:30 onwards
Menu: Cash bar and small plates menu will be available
Cost: no charge

Please see Greyton Farm Animal Sancturay Facebook for more information:

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Best Vegan Restaurant in Cape Town

Plant Cafe Cape Town Vegan Restaurant

And now on the list of best vegan restaurants in the world!

While we are always delighted and humbled to be included on the vegetarian and vegan lists of ‘best places to eat in Cape Town or South Africa’, like for example the reviews/list mentioned below:

We cannot lie, we were and still are, absolutely elated to find out Plant has been included in the list of top 18 vegan restaurants in the world! Wow! Thank you to the UK Standard for the inclusion and thank you to the Capetonians and Internationals for your support (even when we have not delivered to world-class standards)

18 of the best vegan restaurants in the world

So chuffed. And a big shout out to the Plant team and all the ones gone before that have contributed to this success!

Don’t forget you can now OrderIn, the Plant menu is available online:

And yes we are available on the Mr Delivery / MrD online App as well

So next time you can’t get out of the office or enjoy a lazy time at home, just order online and they will deliver to you.

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Are More Millennials Changing to a Vegan Lifestyle?


Well according to This Is Why Millennials Are All Turning Vegan it would appear the case. And not just because it’s trendy, there is more weight to this millennial shift… possibly the results of the findings of the World Health Organisation around red meat as a probable carcinogen.

This position is affirmed by The Guardian, the number of vegans in the UK has risen by 350% in the past decade. And wait for it, the movement is driven by the young… close to half the vegans in the UK are aged 15-34 (42%) and they doing it for the animals and the environment.


Social media websites such as Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr etc., make the whole ‘healthy lifestyle’ in general seem more appealing and almost desirable to the majority, as they have managed to make it look affordable and attainable. This is according to Panoptic and we agree.

Either way we are please to note the change and even more delighted when Jackie from Spoon University, the go-to food website for millennials, sent us a personal congratulatory note for being listed in ’50 Things to Eat in Cape Town, South Africa Before You Die’!

What are you waiting for, get to Plant and order a Quesadilla!?!


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Cultivating Whole Body Wellness

Dr Sedicka Laskery

#FirstMondayTalk – Plant

Plant is very please to announce our next guest speaker for #FirstMondayTalk for February 2017 is Dr Sedicka Laskery.

Dr Sedicka Laskery explains “As a passionate, motivational and educational speaker, I take it upon myself to facilitate various ways and means to empower society as a whole, about what I call, “whole body wellness”. She aims to enlighten communities and provide guidance on how to appropriately reach optimum health – in other words cultivating balance and supportive health. And she will be doing this at Plant on Monday 6 February 2017 at 17:30.


Dr Laskery has previously featured on radio – Cape Talk, Bush Radio, Voice of the Cape & 786FM; and television – Espresso & Morning Live. She has lectured two-day nutritional courses, has been a guest speaker at public and private functions (NGO and wellness events for corporates) and has published an article in the Wellness Warehouse magazine.

At the #FirstMondayTalk, Sedicka will share with the audience how Integrative Medicine is taking the world by storm and she will explain how it aids healing holistically. Awareness around the integrative medicine approach is growing slowly in South Africa and during the first part of the talk, she will walk through the paradigm shift needed to embrace how whole body wellness is achieved i.e. firstly to make the mindset change on how one perceives health and ill health, then too acknowledge that we need a preventative and supportive means in the toxic world we live in to achieve a higher level of optimum health.


This mind shift is integral in order to observe how the rest falls into place and to be mindful about ones lifestyle. The second part of the talk focuses on the topic of inflammation. Dr Laskery will try to use the root cause to illustrate how that paradigm shift plays out in preventative and supportive healing with a lot of education around the topic and it’s relevance to good health and ill health. She will touch on the difference between acute and chronic inflammation and what inflammation’s role is in the body and when it becomes a hazard. Often society overlooks the aspect of vague symptoms they experience and its link to a serious root cause of potential disease. The aim is to prevent disease and treat the dis-ease in the body by being mindful in our daily lives and not to wait for the symptom to become problematic with detrimental long-term effects. Her aim is to empower you to respond faster and cultivate your balance.

Do not miss out on this motivational and educational talk to become acquainted with holistic health and an integrative approach to inflammation. Inflammation affects us all irrespective of how healthy or fit you may be…

There will be a chance to ask questions after the talk and engage with others.

There will be a cash bar and the Plant ‘small plates’ menu will be available.

Date: 6 February 2017
Venue: Plant, 8 Buiten Street, Cape Town
Time: 17:30 onwards
Menu: Cash bar and small plates menu will be available
Cost: no charge

Please see Dr Sedicka Laskery’s website for more information: 

Integrative Creative Wellness
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Colleen Patrick-Goudreau in Cape Town on 4 January 2017

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Plant Cape Town

Join South African Vegan Society and PLANT for an informal gathering with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Vegan Author and Speaker, cultural commentator, and podcaster. This is an opportunity to meet Colleen and spend some intimate time with her so bring your questions and enjoy some great vegan food and company.

There will be a cash bar with delicious vegan food provided.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals.

A recognised expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is an award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, and The 30-Day Vegan Challenge. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which was voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers.

Colleen has appeared on national and regional TV programs, including the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX. Interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Times, Pacifica Radio, Rodale News, and in countless publications, blogs, and podcasts.

Her recipes have been featured on and, and she is a featured guest on Delicious TV’s Vegan Mashup, a program that airs on public television. Colleen is a regular contributor to Perspectives on KQED, National Public Radio’s San Francisco affiliate.

Colleen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.

Deep House Brunch every Sunday at Plant


Sunday’s just got better… we are now open on Sundays for brunch and better still, we will be playing sexy deep house tunes.

Most Sundays you will enjoy a live DJ from 12pm – 4pm. Plus we have a special brunch menu and tempting drink specials every week, including Mimosa and Bloody Mary to get you over Saturday night and well into Sunday…

Come join the good food music vibe and make your Sunday a fun-day.


Putting a Name to the Face.

Hey Cape Town, we have been asked to put a name to the friendly faces, so we are slowly going to do just that… First up, meet our two fabulously energetic and friendly Front-Of-House managers -Michaela Leach and Hendrik Smit.


So pleased to introduce you to “yay” – Hendrik Smit and “my pleasure” – `Michaela Leach.

Michaela is a third year hospitality student from Stenden South Africa. She has a passion for hospitality and veganism. Michaela joined Plant to connect her studies with her love for animals and her desire to spread awareness about veganism. Michaela has been interning at Plant Café in Obs for over six months and will now be taking on a F-O-H supervisor role at Plant CBD.

Hendrik, an ex-Johannesburg native with restaurant and management experience plus lessons learnt from a year spent in London. He is a friendly face our customers know and trust, going forward Hendrik will be filling the position of night-shift Front-Of-House supervisor.

They are looking forward to welcoming you for your next meal at Plant.

Dr Melanie Joy comes to South Africa

Leading animal advocates Dr Melanie Joy (USA) and Tobias Leenaert (Belgium) will be taking part in a series of exciting events taking place across the country in November 2016.

Fry’s Family Foods and Meat Free Mondays SA are looking forward to hosting these two inspirational speakers in SA for the Carnism & CEVA talks taking place next month. Don’t miss these talks!

For more information click on the links below and see posters:

Dr Melanie Joy in South Africa:

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