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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Kontrei Padstal

Where? George
Enjoy farm fresh food at the Kontrei Padstal. Kids can play in the entertainment area while you sit back relax and enjoy a wonderful meal. Breakfasts don’t get better than this, they are hearty, tasty and ...

Serendipity Restaurant

Where? Wilderness
Upmarket and chic with an emphasis on unforgettable gourmet food, Serendipity stands out as an experience that cannot be missed! Executive chef, Lizelle Stolze is crowned with numerous awards and ...

Dine at Emily's Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
Emily Moon is one of those one-in-a-million restaurants, booked by international guests long before arrival, yet surprisingly without a hint of pretention. Prepare to be blown away by the magical setting, ...


Where? Albertinia
There are few things as innately South African as braais and bread (to go with the braai, of course). So, when we get to braai bread, we take it as a very personal expression of what it is to be a real South ...

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 ...

Cruise Cafe

Where? Knysna
Cruise Café is a modern bistro that combines a cool vibrancy with an elegantly chic look and feel, always making patrons feel relaxed and at home. It is situated in the holiday hotspot of Knysna, which ...

Ocean Basket in George

Where? George
Ocean Basket is a popular franchise that was established in 1995. Today, it is the largest restaurant franchise of its kind in southern Africa. George, a popular holiday town situated along the Garden Route, ...

Hoekwil Country Cafe

Where? Hoekwil
A delightful little coffee shop tucked away on the top of the hill called Hoekwil, near Wilderness, Hoekwil Country Cafe is a locally hidden gem which most people never find or find by chance. It's only a 5 ...

Admiral's Buffet Restaurant

Where? Mossel Bay
Overlooking a golf estate, Admirals is a buffet style restaurant, serving a carvery your mother-in-law would envy! Harkening back to a time when oxtail stews and roast beef was the order of the day, patrons ...

La Cantina

Where? George
La Cantina is situated at the esteemed Fancourt Golf Estate, a popular hotel in George, on the Western Cape portion of the Garden Route. This restaurant boasts authentic Italian cuisine, made with only the ...

Grand Café Plett

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The elegant Grand Cafe is one of the most sophisticated restaurants and bars in Plettenberg Bay, with a deck overlooking the Keurbooms lagoon, and the mountains and ocean beyond it. A small menu speaks of ...

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 ...

The Girl's Restaurant

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 ...

The Fat Fish Restaurant

Where? Plettenberg Bay
The Fat Fish is not only one of Plett’s favourite seafood restaurants because of its location at Central Beach - the seafood is delectable and unforgettable. Walk straight off the beach and order a cocktail ...

SeaFood at The Plettenberg

Where? Plettenberg Bay
SeaFood at The Plettenberg has the enviable position of stunning views combined with a menu designed by award-winning chef, Tronette Dippenaar. Sand, beach and ocean feature as a stunning backdrop to an ...

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