Vovo Telo is an idea that started in Port Elizabeth, and ended up just about wherever crumbs land on tablecloths. We love everything about Vovo Telo. Their sarmies, their salads, their incomparable pizzas, and of course their wonderful story which we’d like to share.

It goes like this.

‘It all began with hunger on a beach in Madagascar. A man on an old bicycle answered our craving for great bread; his bike stacked high with fresh baguettes. The taste and experience was something to cherish and it was something we wanted everyone back home to enjoy. And so the name Vovo Telo was born, taken from a place and a moment in time where the inspiration first took hold.

Richmond Hill, Port Elizabeth, soon became our home. Artisan baking masters came to share their skills and experiences with us. Fresh aromas would drift down the street through the morning air, and people would come to investigate and watch us at work. Over time, our customers began to realise what artisan baking is all about. They would bring their own fillings for the freshly baked bread and sit on our stoep. So we thought it was only hospitable to put down some tables and chairs, and perhaps offer a coffee to go with that morning croissant. From there, options expanded into a range of sandwiches, pastries, light breakfasts and lunches that you can enjoy at any of our stores.’


Vovo Telo hosted our Elle Decoration Pretoria reader event in November. We loved that, and so did the readers who came to it. To find more Vovo’s in places other than PE and Pretoria, check the Vovo Telo website for details. (Oh, did we say how we love their website?)


Lynnwood Bridge Shopping Centre
012 348 0890

Trading hours

07H00 – 19H00, Mon – Fri
08H00 – 17H00, Sat – Sun