The Shed: A Slice of Success

Words: Crush

As the saying goes, ‘necessity is the mother of invention’, in this case — great pizza was a necessity and The Shed was the invention. The neon-lit restaurant, which serves up delicious Neapolitan-style pizzas and immaculate vibes, continue to attract the young and the hungry. Now, two years down the line, they launch their second location, to pool in the Muizenberg community, at Surfer’s Corner.

We chat with, Kyle Ackermann and The Shed team, about their success since opening up mid lock-down, in the heart of Cape Town and find out what we can expect from their exciting new venture at The Shed, Muizenberg. Grab a slice and join the conversation.

The Shed’s Story

Crush: Tell us about how The Shed came to life. 

Kyle: The Shed was born throughout lockdown as a side hustle to help out a family-friend operating a pizza oven out of his backyard. My father, Steve Ackermann, identified the niche opportunity for traditional Neapolitan Pizzas in Cape Town and decided to give the restaurant industry a go, after many years of contemplating he was finally all in. Things quickly took off with our slogan ‘For The Love of Food’ really sticking. This is what we based our entire business model on. I joined the team from a marketing P.O.V and my father and I have been growing the business ever since. Combining old school business savvy with a modern marketers brain, we have found the synergy to be a perfect fit in driving the growth and success of the restaurant. We have our sights set on a Northern Suburbs branch in the near future, the team are learning every day and having a great time along the way.

More than a Pizzeria

Crush: Tell us about your menu. You serve Neapolitan pizzas, Gourmet burgers and even traditional sushi; what was the thought behind including such a variety?

The Shed: What are the 3 most commonly sought after meals foodies go for, pizza, burgers and sushi. Where is one able to get all 3 meals that not only taste great but are good value for money? Cha-Ching!

Crush: Do you have a signature dish? What are the other best sellers/crowd faves?

The Shed: Our Real Deal Burger with 3 grass fed beef patties, 3 slices of cheese topped with garnish and plated with extra crisp skinny fries is a fan favourite and not for the faint hearted.

The Traditional wood-fired Neapolitan Margherita pizza topped with the freshest Fior Di Latte and basil, one can find is our top-of-the-list pizza.

Last but not least — our popular Shed Rolls, similar to a Rainbow roll topped with avo, mayo, salmon and caviar always seem to have customers wanting more!

Good Vibes on a Silver Platter

Crush: Why should the people of Cape Town come to The Shed?

The Shed: We’ve placed a lot of emphasis on location, food and music, creating an undeniably vibey atmosphere most nights of the week, perfect for any occasion.

Crush: Anything new and exciting on the horizon for The Shed?

The Shed: Yes! We’re launching a brand new flagship store in Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg and we’re going to be hosting a heap of exciting specials, events and brand collabs sure to leave everyone asking, why didn’t we think of that?

Crush:  What’s one thing that everyone should know about dining at The Shed?

The Shed: Our weekly specials! We have a variety of fun, tasty, intimate and filling specials running from Tuesday through to Saturdays, with our House Burger Special and Date Night being fully booked every week! Both are definitely a must!

The Shed, Muizenberg

The Shed is launching a new Muizenberg location. Find out what you can expect from their new location.

Crush: Tell us about the new branch?

The Shed: Surfer’s Corner, Muizenberg is the site of our newest branch and we have opened as of June 9th. We have taken our ocean front surroundings into consideration when furnishing the venue and we’ve partnered up with some big global brands to make the space extremely easy on the eye. What’s new to us is that we’ll now be serving breakfast and lunch, to cater for the surfing and outdoorsy community in Muizenberg.

Visit your nearest The Shed branch and keep your eye on their social channels to make sure you’re kept in the loop about their latest offerings and events.

Location: 165 on Main, Beach Road, Surfer’s Corner, Muizenburg | 3 Vredenburg Lane, Cape Town City Centre
Hours: Tues-Thurs: 16h00-22h00 | Fri-Sun: 12h00-22h00
Contact: 072 757 2972 | Facebook | Instagram

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