South Africa’s first insect restaurant in Cape Town says its customer numbers keep on growing. The Gourmet Grubb serves food infused with insect flour and other insect products.

The restaurant’s co-founder, Leah Bessa says the response to the restaurant has been overwhelming.

“We officially launched our insect concept store on the 11th of July and the response has been really overwhelming, really good. People really like the food. They like the concept. We do have some dishes where we have some insects sprinkled on top for aesthetic value, but it really depends on what people want to experience. So, it sort of allows people who are a little bit more nervous about eating insects to experience it without visually seeing it.”

Listen to audio on SAfm’s Life Happens Show with restaurant co-founder, J. Lawrence: