Opening a café has been a dream of mine since I was a young boy. Most of my childhood was spent in the kitchen, watching my mom and nonna use their love of food and cooking as a way to bring our rather large family together around the table. After all, the only way to quiet down 30 rambunctious Italians is to put food in their mouths.
After I finished school in Johannesburg, I decided that it was time for a change of scenery so I made my way to Cape Town and I have never looked back. When I completed my finance degree, my parents gave me the freewill to pursue whatever career my heart desired - provided it paid the bills – and it was at this point that I decided to take my passion for food a step further.
As soon as my chef training ended, I packed my bags and ventured abroad to London where I worked in a bustling café under my food idol, Jamie Oliver. This experience gave me the inspiration I needed to come home and open my own café, where I could bring people together around simple, fresh and humble food inspired by both my Italian heritage and love for Jamie Oliver. I envision Giulio’s to be more than just a corner café – it’s a place of comfort. Whether you’re popping in for a quick coffee on your way to the office or looking for a cozy spot to get some work done, our door is always open.