Just when you think you have the essence of South Africa figured out, you'll stumble across gem in a small village like the Things I Love restaurant, which will change that definition for the umpteenth time. The front of the establishment is a small but charming deli/grocery and gift shop. In the back, one of the most delightful restaurants I have encountered on my travels around the Western Cape. On this particular balmy afternoon, the ceiling fans were whirring gently and the soothing tunes of Glenn Miller and Billie Holiday played faintly in the background. It was the perfect spot to relax with a cup of tea and take in the atmosphere, which was like something out of a bygone era.