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The Muizenberg Community Kitchen exists to provide nutritious, affordable, plant-based meals to our community. We nurture our kitchen to be a place of diverse learning, sharing, and growth. We collaborate with the Muizenberg Community Garden and local suppliers of ingredients to support our local economy. We build  relationships for future resilience by sustaining our community kitchen.

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What we offer :

  • Affordable Lunches with different access points/ options for alternative payment methods
  • Freezer meals
  • Bicycle delivery
  • Weekly veg boxes (organic/ conventional)
  • a Coffee/ Juice bar
  • Nutritional workshops
  • Supper Clubs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Connection with our community garden and school
  • Catering services (Schools, events, celebrations)
  • Care Packs: available in small, med or large. We deliver by bike. For people who are sick, isolating, postpartum or just needing a friendly boost.
  • Packaging free shop with local products

We have created our own alternative exchange system featuring the Muiz Coin:

1 Muiz Coin = R15 = 1 Meal

The meals are served from the Muizenberg Community Garden. Get the coins at the Muiz Kitchen or at the Spaza Shop next to the garden.

Woman serving food from a number of large colourful serving bowls.
Close up of a woman smiling with a mask on.

Meet the Team

Michael: medical scientist/forensic expert,A Mediator, A community builder and Active member of CAN Muizenberg, loves the solidarity of people. Inspired and motivated by the potential of food energy to bring connection networks and social reforms in communities.

Claire: artist, based in Muizenberg for many years, loves the local nature and people. Inspired by the potential of food to bring about profound transformation in communities.

Sandi: background in Muizenberg community projects, involved in festivals with experience in sales, retail, software and training. People person and passionate about empowering people because it is part of her life’s mission.

Our volunteers are diverse, some are residents of Muizenberg, some have arrived through development/ rehabilitation programs. We have high school kids doing their community service, retired locals, chefs and people passionate about healthy foods as well as people who volunteer to access lunch.

Amava Oluntu: Together with the community around us, we respond to social and environmental issues and share networks and resources that enable us to become strong change agents.

So many more crew members & volunteers are making this kitchen buzzing and working.

How to support

  • Eat lunch with us! 
  • Sign up to Volunteer
  • Order in advance
  • Pledge Monthly
  • Buy Muiz Coins to allow someone else to get a meal
  • Have your goods delivered by bicycle Order our weekly veg boxes
  • Attend our nutritional workshops/ sponsor someone else to attend
  • Connect with our Community Garden & Starseed Community School
  • Support advocacy and education to support pensioners, low & moderate income individuals & families
  • Support the setup of our Bakery with investment in equipment/ training

Our story

2020: in response to COVID-19, as part of the Muizenberg CAN, the Muizenberg community came together to make and serve over 30 000 meals, Monday to Friday for 8 months. This was all made possible by generous donations and volunteers.

n 2021, focus on emergency food security shifted and the Muiz Kitchen needed to navigate with new visions & entrepreneurial arms to sustain. We moved a few times before we found a home opposite the Muizenberg train station at 150 Main Road, Muizenberg.

The dream is to continue…
To continue cooking nutritious food,
building community,
sharing meals together,
learning new skills,
& coming alongside the
most vulnerable in our community.

Our new approach was to start charging for meals – but keeping them as low cost as possible.

Our meals are served at the Muiz Kitchen sit down for R50 and served as takeaways for R15 from the Community Garden. We also had the idea to sell veggie boxes, giving us the power to bulk buy and keep our kitchen stocked. This idea grew into a package free shop where we sell our dry ingredients, and spices, as well as locally made, eco products.

Please join this movement of loving kindness, volunteer, donate or enjoy a delicious meal with us!

What people say about us

“These meals have changed the way I eat” – Customer

“I love the vision of the kitchen, I love working here. Here, we are not judged like we are in other spaces where people look down on us.” –Frank,Volunteer

“I arrived not knowing what to expect and was made warmly welcome from day one. The tasks are many and varied and over the following months I was encouraged to become as involved in the creation of the meals as I felt comfortable with. Cooking in the kitchen is fun and rewarding and I have also learnt a lot about cooking plant based food.The Muiz Kitchen, Coffee Bar and Shop is a warm,dynamic,nurturing,creative and fun place to be! The bonus is a delicious plate of food on the day you volunteer” – Linda,Volunteer


Where to find us

150 Main Road, 7950 Muizenberg


To get in touch with the kitchen, use the following contact details.



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