3 Mains Ave, Kenilworth

(Same location as Ragamuffin Curry, just off Main Road, next to Noyes Pharmacy.)

Open 7 days a week.

Weekdays 7h-15h

Weekends 8h-15h

Phone us at 0835480708

(Please do not SMS, we do not hear the messages in our busy little shop.)

At this stage, we don’t have wifi.

Contact

“”

Phone us at 0835480708

3 Mains Ave, Kenilworth

(Same location as Ragamuffin Curry, just off Main Road, next to Noyes Pharmacy.)

(Please do not SMS)

About

Ragamuffin

n.

a playful and affectionate term for a child in mismatched, scruffy clothes

Adj.

rustic, childlike playful, tongue in cheek, imperfect


Ragamuffin Café was born out of play. I was experimenting with breakfast recipes. Getting really excited about some of them.

I have been thinking of rolling them out at Ragamuffin Curry, but who goes to a curry place for breakfast?! And besides, we didn’t want to restrict ourselves to that fit theme. So we decided to open a new restaurant… in the same spot… at a different time of the day.

Thinus’ story

I always loved cooking, but I studied mechanical engineering, I even got my masters degree and was busy with my PhD, when I decided to leave engineering behind and start my journey into a career in food in 2014.

Although the change has been brewing in me for a while, verbalizing it and actually making the decision was a big deal. Not just for me, but for people around me.

My wife played a big part in the decision, and has been a part ever since.

We started trading at the Blue Bird Garage Food and Goods Market at the beginning of 2015. Selling an eclectic array of slow cooked food. Not quite fitting in, both in terms of my background and our menu made us decide on the name Ragamuffin – something rustic, yet playful, a little vulnerable, and yet finding a confidence in our vulnerability.

Ragamuffin is more than just me now. It includes more and more, and the name has become a wonderful vehicle in our journey, giving us licence to be a little bit different, a little bit more daring and accepting of imperfection.