South African bakery gets global recognition
for its show-stopping croissants
Coco Safar opened in Cape Town five years ago
and has now been recognized as
one of the world’s best croissant bakeries
by the well-respected culinary publication Food and Wine USA
(SOUNDBITE) (English) COCO SAFAR CAFE OWNER, WILHELM LIEBENBERG, SAYING:"At the tip of Africa, it was unthinkable to deliver products that's at the level
of Paris and Tokyo and New York, we are now in a position where we're actually delivering that, training local people at levels that you expect in Paris and a couple of weeks ago, we were recognized as one of the four best croissant producers in the world and by default, bakery."
Liebenberg hopes to take the bakery global
with talk of reaching New York, Paris, and Tokyo in 2021
(SOUNDBITE) (English) LOCAL CUSTOMER, NICOLE LORENZ SAYING:
"I had a lot of croissants in different places, I must say this croissant is like the perfect butter croissant because it is quite important, like if you bite into the croissant, it use to make like the sound and it needs to have like this buttery, obviously Paris kind of style, flavour and can't even explain it but it is like the croissant you would expect in Paris."