You’ve been running from pillar to post all day and you’re too exhausted to cook. You have unexpected guests and it’s too late to cook. Your wife is away and you’re sick of braais. Never fear, Angie is here.

Already cooking up a storm at the newly-launched Just Delicious in Main Road, Kleinmond are Morongwe (Mary) Lehopa and partners, Angie McCormick and her daughter Yvette.

There was a sense of jubilation in the air at the launch recently of Angie McCormick’s new venture in Kleinmond called Just Delicious. Angie, her daughter, Yvette and assistant, Mary Lehopa have moved into one of the smallest shops in town and are already cooking up a storm. 

She will be remembered by all her fans in Kleinmond as well as many visitors from further afield for the delicious fresh-made meals, pies and sweet treats she produced at Angie’s Pudding and Pie. On the other hand, Hermanus residents still have fond memories of Yve’s Pudding and Pie on Marine Drive and Yvette’s famous cheesecake. Mary, too, is a long-time member of the dream team, having joined Angie in 2008.

A mother of four children – all daughters – and grandmother of five, Angie is a workaholic and multi-tasker of note, with many years of experience as a foodie, having owned a pub in Somerset West, as well as a pie shop both there and in Long Street, Cape Town, followed by The Rose and Thorn, an upmarket restaurant and wedding venue, also in Somerset West. 

When she was persuaded to retire three years ago by her late husband, Peter, she reluctantly sold her business in Kleinmond. But sitting still was not for her and before long she was at it again with a stall at the Elgin Station Market. After a year and a half there, once again her children suggested it might be time to put her feet up and relax.

This time her ‘retirement’ lasted six months. And then came lockdown and a new opportunity for the ever-resourceful Angie. With people unable to visit restaurants, but hungry for a change in diet, she, Yvette and Mary started cooking and delivering freshly-cooked meals to local residents twice a week. Soon, they could barely keep up with all the cooking and delivering and they decided the next step would be to find a small venue, centrally-located, where a selection of meals would be available for collection every day.

“I was a bit dubious at first about the size of this one,” she says, “but it’s all worked out well in the end. It’s right in the centre of town with plenty of parking across the road at the OK and, of course, there’s no need for seating, because it’s not an actual restaurant. Another plus is that our next-door neighbours are William Chiwara and his wife, Florence, and their renowned Natural Health coffee shop. What a perfect fit!”  

Customers come to collect a meal or a slice of cake from Just Delicious and pop in next door for a coffee or health-shake from William, or vice versa. Together, they serve coffee with scones and cream on Sundays. Be sure to drop in for a real treat.

Well-known coffee shop and pizzeria owner, William Chiwara is Simply Delicious’s neighbour – potentially a symbiotic relationship made in heaven. Here he chats to Sandie Bryant, one of the guests at the recent launch.

The Just Delicious team has two or three full meals to choose from every day of the week, as well as Sunday lunch. In fact, a roast of some kind is a daily option. Angie’s success lies in the quality of her ingredients and her passion for cooking, as her many customers will testify. At this time of financial distress, her prices are another major drawcard. On promotion at the moment, a generous week-day meal (different every day) will cost R80 with a free dessert, and a Sunday roast with all the trimmings, R100, also including a free dessert. 

In addition, Angie’s famous cookies, rusks and biscuits will always be available, and to order, complete cakes. Whatever you choose, you can be sure it will be Just Delicious.

For more information or to place an order, Angie can be contacted on 071 197 9692 or angiespuddingandpie@gmail.com.

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