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The Clay Cafe is a ceramic painting and kids party venue in Hout Bay which makes for a memorable visit of creativity and recreation for all ages.

Nestled in the heart of hout bay, The Clay Cafe prides itself in creating an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike.

The Clay Cafe is a family run business founded in 1999. We have recently moved to a brand new home! This 2.5 acre piece of land is situated in the heart of the valley of Hout Bay. With a large open patio every table is close to the luscious garden and every child is ecstatic with our innovative playground.

We have beautiful peaceful outside tables, as well as a veggie garden and our own African chic’ boutique. The Clay Cafe is an ideal day out for a ‘one of a kind’ creative experience. We offer adult and children’s parties (4 years and up), school outings, hen parties and team buildings and of course a delicious menu.

All bookings 10 people or less can easily be booked online, hassle free. See below for our services.Each person is given the chance to indulge in their own personal ceramic masterpiece while they sit back, relax and let us do the rest. We make all our food fresh from scratch everyday, so food is served when ready and is always a hit!

We also pick fresh produce from our veggie garden to add into our salads and wraps.


The Clay Cafe makes for a memorable visit of creativity and recreation for all ages. Nestled in the heart of hout bay, The Clay Cafe prides itself in creating an enjoyable experience for adults and children alike.

Choose from a vast array of unfired bisque (already made pottery pieces); and a wide selection of colourful paints and tools to create crockery that is both personal and completely unique, not to mention functional (all items once fired are dishwasher proof, microwave proof and oven proof). Spend a leisurely few hours painting in a relaxed environment with our friendly staff at hand to assist you while enjoying one of our many farm style breakfasts or lunches.

All painted bisque items need to be left with us to be fired and glazed and collected after 3 weeks.


Have fun with work collegues relaxing and painting whether you create mugs for the office or a colourful masterpiece to take home. Our staff are on hand to encourage those who think they are not artistic with techniques that are easy and effective. Select your eats and select a package that suits your budget.


Select a dinner service for the bride, kiddies crockery or create something that is personal as a gift to remember a special occasion. All catering must be done through the Clay Café, you can bring your own decorations. Party packages available too.


Use our creative atmosphere to teach. R100 per child painting Tues-Thurs (not including school or public hols). Choose from a select shelf that includes: their paints and a variety of items including mugs, plates, bowls, figurines, animals, hearts, birds etc. Children may bring their own packed lunch. Booking are set to 2.5 hours.


Each child chooses their piece, is treated to a demonstration of how to paint, while moms and dads relax and enjoy our excellent coffee or a meal. We provide party boxes and platters to suit. Sweet, savoury, snacks or a meal. The jumping castles and play area are there for when the painting is finished.


You don’t need to be a group; we cater for families and individuals to come and get creative. Please call for bookings. Booking essential for weekends, public holidays and school holidays. Week days are generally quiet, but best to call and book to avoid disappointment.


We cater for adult and children parties & functions. We are able to offer a private function room (The green room) should you numbers suit the minimum spend. 70 seater space with coffee bar, painting bar, drinks and snacks.


We cater for halaal clients, vegans & vegetarians. All food is prepared fresh on the day & is served when ready not necessarily all at once. When possible, we use fresh veggies from our own garden, otherwise all fresh produce is cut, packaged & delivered from a local supplier daily.


We custom design and make up dinnerware and ceramic homeware for shops, restaurants and hotels. . All design work is hand painted. Cost is based on units, design, paintwork.


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177 Main Road, Hout Bay 7806, Western Cape, South Africa

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