Eating Out in GrabouwHouw Hoek Farm Stall
Where? National Road, N2, Elgin, Western Cape.
When? Not specified.
How? Call +27 (0)28 284-9015
This delightful farm stall greets you like an old friend as you travel between the Overberg's majestic Houw Hoek mountain pass and Cape Town. The authentic South African architecture of a white farm house style building complete with a green corrugated iron roof and lined with blossoms pays tribute to the long standing success of this landmark grocer, deli, bakery, wine boutique and coffee shop.
As you step inside the smell of freshly baked bread hugs you while the sight of homemade pies comfort your soul. Family secrets can be tasted but never revealed in the home-baked sweet and savoury goodies of pleasure. Houw Hoek Famstall's home-baked cakes are worth sinning for and the choices tease you while a delicious slice rewards all well behaved children. Local Elgin farmers rise early to pick fresh fruit and vegetables from the valley for you to hand select from display baskets en route to your destination, the continuing winding drive of your journey providing opportunity to ponder your favourite fresh recipes.
The famstalls's selection of Elgin Valley and Cape wines compliment any dish bought at the farmstall or prepared from its special ingredients. If you intend on buying a selection of home baked biscuits for a gift, be sure to buy two packages, travelling in a confined space with knowledge of the delights will surely result in arriving empty handed.
After stocking up your pantry and cellar rejuvenate your travels with peaceful refreshment at the farmstall's coffee shop set in the scenic mountains. Friendly green wooden chairs rest commuters weary legs at tables covered in happy lemon patterned table cloths. Relax and sip a beverage, indulge in a sweet or savoury treat or take advantage of the fresh sea-fishing coast only 30 km away that inspires a delicious fish light meal.