Eugene and I love Paarl. He was born there and has strong emotional ties with his birthplace. I have come to feel very attached to this place and all that it means to him. So imagine our excitement when Café Juno burst onto the scene! The Café Juno, a wonderfully arty place for real people, is at 191 Main Road Paarl.
The first thing that strikes you as you approach Café Juno is the beautiful old Cape Dutch building that presides over Main Street like an elegant grande dame from another era. The era, the 18th century, the year, 1793, when ox-wagons trundled along the main street transporting men and women to 'town'. But now it is the 21st century and the building is home to Café Juno and the Juno Wine Company.
A few steps took us onto a stoep where upturned wine-barrels serve as tables. Here diners can sit under umbrellas and contemplate the passing show while enjoying a light repast and a glass of wine. Life just seems to slow down. Into this lovely building we went and found ourselves in a world where food and art blended seamlessly.