The newly opened design café, Posie’s, adds a new dimension to Woodstock’s popular retro destination store, C20 Galerie, and just last week the DECO team was invited to an exclusive breakfast to take it all in…

Reaching the end of a deadline and pressing print is an exciting time here at the DECO office but we don’t always get a chance to celebrate in between each issue. So when we received an invitation to an early breakfast at the new Posie’s café in Woodstock, we just couldn’t resist.

Posie’s is the new café that has recently opened at the well-established C20 Galerie, now offering a variety of pastries alongside the mid-century modern collectables available for purchase. Owned by design dealer and collector, Emma de Crespigny, and named after her daughter, Posie’s provides a unique, retro experience to every customer.

We were welcomed in by friendly smiles of Posie’s attentive staff and, as we wandered through the C20 Galerie showroom, knowledgeable Emma was on hand to guide us through her enviable miscellany of furnishings, lighting and decorative pieces from Europe and North America, noticeably Art Deco in era and style.

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A new surprise could be found around each corner as every room is styled in its own unique way (the beautifully tiled bathroom was a favourite amongst the DECO team). Seated in a private dining area, Team DECO felt really rather spoiled as we were treated to overflowing frothy lattes and all kinds of delicious breakfast pastries from cheese twists and pains au chocolat to fluffy feta & spinach muffins and smoked salmon tarts.

The space is a collection of art books, catalogues and vintage fabrics – a real treat for designers and creative customers. Surrounded by such an array of beautiful products (both antique and made-to-order) while we chatted away, it was tricky to keep track of our digital planning meeting with so many precious trinkets to catch our eye – plenty of inspiration for the next DECO sourcing shopping trip.

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Want to visit?

Posie’s is situated in Roodebloem Road, Woodstock and they’re open Monday to Saturday. To secure Emma’s presence during your trip, you’ll need to view the C20 Galerie by appointment. A brand new menu launches soon for breakfast and light lunch, as well as a line of gluten-free sweet treats, so do drop in and visit.

For more information visit c20galerie.co.za or visit Posie’s on Facebook.

You can see more from DECO’s trip to Posie’s on our Instagram feed @elle_deco.