Eating Out in LadybrandLiving Life Station Café
Where? 1 Station House, Railway Station (end of Piet Retief Street), Ladybrand, Free State
When? Tuesday to Saturday from 08h00 to 16h30, Friday nights by reservation only.
How? Call +27 (0)51 924-5733
South African whimsy whistles at Ladybrand's old Railway siding where an authentic farm style restaurant-café smiles inside a once forgotten South African Railway shed.
Simple, South African food prepared with fresh ingredients and love by locals, warms bellies with wholesome cuisine. A tribute to organic South African living; local milled organic flour is kneaded each day into bread; the salad ingredients are grown in the vegetable patch behind the railway shed; fruit, berries and eggs are delivered from a local farmer daily; pumped water comes clear from a local farm spring and the wood fire oven burns with community kindling.
Authentic it's rustic décor the interior charm styles antique South African collectables in a whitewashed shed frame. A corrugated iron roof covers chalkboard menus that change daily and are inspired seasonally. Resident and patron dogs rest themselves lazy under trees.
Children seat themselves at mini tables and chairs scattered around their sandpit. Marmalades and marshmallows line jars with dreams. Take-away treats are tied with ribbons so that you remember the decadence long after the Maluti Mountains fade from your view. The café shares land with Living Life Products where local workers create handmade crafts for sale as heartfelt gifts. The workshop is open for tourists or guests to walk through to see how the ladies are making our products which are selling throughout the world.