Garden Route Cafés & Eateries

The Garden Route runs parallel to a coastline featuring lakes, mountains, indigenous forests, rivers and golden beaches. Show on Map

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The Daily Coffee Café

Where? Knysna
The Daily is a national franchise that is a favourite for its delicious coffees, comprehensive menu and the range of sweet treats that await discerning diners. Knysna's The Daily coffee café is conveniently ...

Surf Café

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Surf Café in Plett on the Garden Route prides itself on being a ‘social food’ venue. Not a pub, not only a restaurant, Surf Café was the invention of a man passionate about surfing and food. The simple menu ...

Dine at Rafters Restaurant

Where? Storms River, Tsitsikamma
What began as an in house country cooking experience around a double sided log fire has evolved into an internationally renowned venue, which has been discussed as far afield as Machu Picchu in Peru and the ...

The Rose on York Restaurant

Where? George
The Rose on York Restaurant is about even more than fine dining and excellent service. It offers an elegant, inviting atmosphere that is simultaneously relaxed and classy. Good, wholesome food is accompanied ...

The Girls

Where? Wilderness
Highly recommended by anyone who has ever eaten there, The Girls is an unlikely forerunner for top restaurant in the Wilderness, due to its less-than-appealing location, but excellent food and bucket loads of ...

Island Cafe and Tapas Bar

Where? Knysna
The Island Café and Tapas Bar are contemporary venues at the Turbine Boutique Hotel on Thesen Island in Knysna. The industrial, modern ambience of this unique venue is juxtaposed by quirky furnishings and ...

The Windmill Cafe

Where? Sedgefield
Nothing is better than good food with great ingredients. The open sarnies are spectacular and filled with a number of fresh ingredients including cherry tomatoes, pastrami, black olive pesto and brie served ...

The Orchid Room

Where? Knysna
The Orchid Room showcases the picturesque vacation town of Knysna with sweeping views of the surrounding scenery that are sure to impress. The dining room is luxurious in a classically understated way, and ...

Cocktails at Lookout Deck

Where? Plettenberg Bay
If you’re in Plett then the one thing you need to do is head off to The Lookout Restaurant & Deck for a cocktail or two. This is an iconic restaurant and popular hangout spot with its superb view over Lookout ...

Morning Glory at Fancourt

Where? George
Fancourt is an esteemed golf estate in the Outeniqua portion of the Garden Route. Situated in the town of George, this estate is the destination of choice for golf enthusiasts from around the world. However, ...

The Homestead Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Based at the Kurland polo estate, The Homestead is about lingering lunches, with views of rolling fields and majestic mountains, and an exceptional menu. Kurland’s kitchen is well known in the area and caters ...

34 Tapas & Oysters

Where? Knysna
The origin of tapas is fabled to have been in ancient Spain, when King Alfonso X firmly believed that drinking wine accompanied by small dishes of food cured his illness. So convinced was he that he ordered ...

Shop at the Knysna Friday Market

Where? Knysna
As the name suggests, the Knysna Friday Market takes place from 4pm to 8pm every Friday night. What a perfect way to end the week; pack up the kids and head out to the market site to meet up with friends. ...

Meade Café

Where? George
Mead Café is all about merging traditional style with modern elegance, whether it is in its décor style or its approach to creating a diverse menu. Meade Café is a bistro style restaurant that is owned and ...

The Tin House Cafe

Where? Knysna
The Tin House Cafe is the perfect place to while away the day, enjoying breakfast or lunch, freshly juiced juices, great teas and coffee and delectable cakes. Meet up with your friends and family at the Tin ...

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