A Steenberg man has started his own breakfast café at his home during the lockdown.
Oswin Rodgers, 34, turned a part of his home into an intimate little eatery where he makes and sells breakfast on weekends, while there’s also burgers and boeries on the menu.
In addition, he also hosts local comics to give people something to smile about while they chow down.
Oswin, aka Ossie, says the inspiration behind his business is his fiancée who runs a nail business from home.
He would make her a groot breakfast before she started working and it was so lekker that she encouraged him to sell his kos.
Ossie tells the Daily Voice: “Every Saturday morning, friends of ours would pop in, knowing that I would make extra and they would always say that they would pay for the food.
“My fiancée would always tell me to start something but I hesitated, but with a little push we are now four months in and going strong with the help of my close friend Anwar Moosa, who gets out of bed every Saturday morning to help me prepare and serve.”
Ossie, who has a full-time job as a customer service agent, says business is booming and people like his set-up under the large carport.
“It’s been amazing, the support shown has been tremendous.
“We are now also helping local comics by hosting comedy shows.
“The comedy show is to help get their name out there and for them to give their customers the full treatment... good food and comedy.”
He named his business Tawakkal, and says: “I just loved the meaning behind the word Tawakkal, which means trusting in God’s plan and that’s what I’m doing, trusting and believing in myself everyday.”
Tawakkal is located at 31 Flute Street in Steenberg, where you can buy Ossie’s famous Breakfast Bun. The most expensive dite on the menu is R50.
He operates every Saturday from 8-12pm and Sundays from 8-11am.
On Sunday, comedian Keenan Cerff is on duty with his show called Cooking Up New Jokes with Keenan Cerff. Entry is R100 for the show.