who we are

About Us

about our shop

Who We Are

Suzie’s Craft and Coffee Shop is vast becoming a daily necessity for local coffee addicts, a place to dream of as you try to escape the daily stresses of life and just seeking a comfortable place to meet your friends or to read your book, or our free books to enjoy during your visit. (we have a fair variety of very good books in house), this is really an all in one experience. With seating space in three different sections we accommodate a total of 50 people in all three rooms as well as our very cosy outside area under the lush trees seating space for 20. With the growing demand for high-quality gourmet coffee and great service, Suzie’s is the place to be in Kuils River.

We’ve build a core group of repeat customers, individuals as well as groups for functions and workshops. We offer our customers the best prepared coffee in the area complimented with good cakes & “Roosterbrood/koek”. Suzie’s easily accessible location and large premises with ample parking welcomes everybody. Being the full owners of the business and premises makes it easier to make improvements where need be. We pride ourselves for being fully accessible for wheelchair bound patrons with every single entrance having a ramp. Our Braille menu is being prepared and will be available towards the end of September 2017. Audio menus for our illiterate patrons will also be introduced towards the end of October 2017.

Apart from our coffee shop we also offer two Bed&Breakfast units (Oupa Lappies & Karibu) sleeping 2 adults in each unit. Oupa Lappies is also wheelchair friendly with a bigger than normal bathroom enabling a wheelchair user to turn easily. Grab handles were also installed.

Sitting down : left to right : William-John , Suzy Mathys, Willy Mathys
Standing : left to right : Maulisha,Mina,Johanna
Picture by : Chevon Samuels

Meet Our Owners

Suzie, Willy & William-John has over 15 years of experience in the tourism sector more specifically the Bed & Breakfast sector including tours for physically challenged travelers. Knowing the industry so well and having experienced the embarrassments and frustrations of physically challenged travelers first hand, we are very sensitive for their needs.
Has a teaching diploma in needle work from Hewat College and Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Cape. Being a retired high school science & technology teacher after close to 40 years in the education sector which includes teaching needlework at high school level, training teachers and over the past few years before engaging fully in the coffee shop business, she was very privileged to teach at Alta Du Toit school for special needs children.
Has a wealth of experience in the disability sector for close to 25 years as well as many years in construction and related industries. He has a Management diploma from the Louis Allen institute 1978, Ortstep Science & Technology 1993, Braille embosser distribution & sales Index Braille Sweden 1999. Willy is the designer and producer of the worlds first successful Braille Ballot Template which enables visually impaired even total blind people to vote independently. With such background in business and the disability sector its no wonder that this couple with their son William-John are so passionate about their business which translate into warm treatment of clients.
William - John
Holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Bcom) degree from the University of Western Cape majoring in industrial psychology and human resource management. Before joining the family business fulltime in March of 2017 he worked in Media focusing especially on advertising campaigns. With this background and a already good knowledge of the business he really raised the bar and keeps on raising it to draw the right clients and improve service with a very competent staff whom he manages very well and humanely as possible taking into consideration their needs as well.