The Villamar Mission:
Right from the start, Villamar has had a vision to provide a quality experience centred around food that was inspired by the Marra family’s Italian-South African heritage. At its core lay three basic elements of good Italian fare: freshly roasted coffee, good quality cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena Italy.
Through hard work, intense passion and dedication Villamar and all it’s working facets have done exactly what they set out to. From the lingering smell of roasting coffee beans to the delicious taste of fresh baked bread, they have created a place of perfection.
The 2018 year was explosive for Villamar, so much so that the old Roastery building was converted into a production kitchen where the smell of freshly baked breads and patisserie greet you in the mornings. Properly leavened sourdoughs and ciabattas baked to a puffy golden brown with crispy exteriors line the baker’s tables ready for service in the restaurant or to be distributed to customers on order. The croissants, which are both huge and perfectly flaky, are filled with various sweet or savoury toppings. Burgers are served on a puffy, moist brioche bun while the sesame encrusted bagels have customers returning for more every week. A gelato machine, imported from Italy and one of only a handful currently in South Africa, has been churning non-stop since its arrival. Basic flavours always available at Villamar (1ltr, 500ml or 175ml containers) are Mixed Berry, Chocolate, Vanilla, Pistachio & Lime, Rum & Raisin and Salted Caramel.
These ideas led to Villamar creating its own cured meats and freshly made pastas and pasta pockets with deliciously fresh filings. Bressaola, prosciutto, salami, pancetta and a coffee cured, smoked bacon is on the menu along with vegetables and herbs from the garden and free-range eggs from the hens on the farm. With the savvy, passionate and creative team, products appear on the shelves that are manufactured on site, such as the Italian spaghetti and pomodoro sauce, no added sugar jams made from only the best fruit pickings, fresh pressed apple, orange, cranberry and mixed berry juice and so much more.
Lastly, of course, one can find our coffees on the shelves in 1kg, 250g or as Nespresso compatible PODS. You can ask our informative staff to grind your coffee to the exact specification needed for your preferred brewing technique (plunger, Aeropress, that good old camping tin pot from your granddad) and can choose from a wide variety of single origin beans (Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Costa Rice, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and the occasional limited edition – keep your eye on our social media platforms!) or expert blends to create a symphony of flavour
The Villamar package seems to speak for itself – pop by and enjoy a delicious coffee and heavenly breakfast… you won’t be disappointed!