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The revival of the South Coast, where a dream has become a reality that we can ALL enjoy! #GLC



An aroma of coffee greets you as you open the door, to a coolly air-conditioned but warmly welcoming atmosphere.

Already tables are filling up and soft conversations of the patrons are abuzz.  

The Good Life Café is the dream of business partners Desmond Van Booma and Dayne Elliott, who both spotted this ideal location and together decided to create a place for local South Coasters to kick back and enjoy a venue of good living, healthy choices and motivational inspiration.  

The Good Life Café was started for South Coasters by South Coasters, and from the start it has used locally sourced support and patronage.  

“We want The Good Life Café to be a place of good and healthy choices at reasonable prices for local residents, whilst support local suppliers and products” said co-owner Des Van Booma 


The venue can sit up to 50 patrons and has a 10 seater private boardroom for those that want to conduct an offsite business meeting or small private function.

It is in the perfect location to meet up for any social or business engagement.


Ideally located on Marine Drive in Shelly Beach, you can simply pull in, meet up and then get going again.

Open Mon-Friday 07h00-17h00 and Sat-Sun 07h00-15h00, you will definitely find the time to pop in and enjoy either a great breakfast and smoothie or a delicious light lunch of your choosing.  



And for those of you who, don’t want to stop, you can take advantage of the Drive Thru, where you will have a great selection of hot and cold beverages, and pre-pack on-the- go yummy & healthy snack boxes to choose from. During the week days to get your day started, stop by the Drive-Thru open Monday to Friday from 07h00-17h00, you can drive through, pick up and be on the go. 

Grab your cuppa from 7 am – weekdays




The owners have great plans for the venue, including adding in an exterior deck with picnic style seating and umbrella, for those that enjoy sunshine and fresh outdoor dining.

There will also be a Car Wash Facility added to the venue, so while you enjoy a great cuppa, your car enjoy a great clean. 



To know more about The Good Life Café, you can contact them on 082 322 3326 or check out their Facebook page:  





Written by Samantha Podmore

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