Interview with David du Preez from our new neighbourhood café, Breezeblock
Blog post by Dalitso Materechera
David du Preez has lived in Brixton for the past 4-5 years on Barnes Road. He loves Brixton because it is so inclusive, whether we are talking about race or socio-economic profiles, it is a diverse neighbourhood.
He wanted to open a business, and thought, why not invest in my neighbourhood? He and a partner, Thomas Chapman, who also used to live in Brixton, decided to open a coffee shop.
Breezeblock is situated at 29 Chiswick Road (c/o Fulham), in what was previously a Chinese Restaurant. They will serve breakfast, lunch and snacks (sweet and savoury) and will be open from 07:00-17:00 on week days and from 08:00-16:00 on weekends.
It is a mixed use building - they will have offices above the coffee shop, and a Bicycles section of the shop where they will rent bicycles out to the community and teach people how to ride, as well. A stylish and comfortable space, with unpretentious food and inspired by colours of the ridge we live on - go and experience the beauty of Breezeblock today!
Visit their website www.breezeblock.co.za or follow them on Facebook here.
Photos below by Jackie Butt (1, 5 and 6) and by Breezeblock (2-4)