Eating Out

At Last! Restaurateurs looking after their staff by including service commission in the bill.

Newly opened Cru Café in the Cape Quarters is serious about service. To ensure patrons enjoy a superior wining and dining experience, a 10% service commission is an optional addition to the final bill. This positive practice is extremely widespread worldwide, and since Cape Town is an international city, it’s right in line with current world trends. Cru Café owner, Jacques Castelein, says the same practice was in place at his previous restaurant on Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, because it provides incentive to staff to maintain high service levels. “On both the menu and wine list at Cru Café, it clearly states at the bottom that we add a 10% service commission. This is again indicated as a