South African Inspired Cuisine in Downtown Charlottesville Virginia


Welcome to our little slice of Zimbabwe right here

in the heart of downtown Charlottesville!

My family moved to my mother’s homeland, Zimbabwe, in 1989 after several years in San Diego, California. As a ten-year old child, I instantly fell in love with the people, sights, smells and tastes of Southern Africa. My family enjoyed canoeing safaris on the Zambezi River, white water rafting below Victoria Falls, and holidays spent scraping mussels off the rocks at Camps Bay Beach. I was changed forever.

After returning to the states, I attended the University of Virginia to study economics and earn my degree, during which I worked for various restaurants and catering companies in Charlottesville. These experiences have led to the opening of The Shebeen Pub & Braai, my culinary interpretation of an enchanted South African childhood. I truly hope you enjoy it as much as I do.


Walter Theo Xavier Slawski



The Shebeen Restaurant & Braai

247 Ridge-McIntire Rd  | Charlottesville, VA 22903 | 434-296-3185

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