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Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place

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The Best Option in Calitzdorp

An excellent spot for an interesting display of paintings, drawings, ceramics and crafts. The food... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Delia W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Wendy

Best cake in the Western Cape. A real little gem. And the homemade lemonade was divine. The owner... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
630td
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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At No. 16 Queen Street you will find Penny's Place. A unique combination of coffee shop and gallery. The diverse art on display is representative of many local artists and those from neighbouring towns. The coffee shop offers delicious home baked...more
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16 Queen Street, Calitzdorp 6660, South Africa
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+27 82 871 4611
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Reviewed 6 days ago

An excellent spot for an interesting display of paintings, drawings, ceramics and crafts. The food is fabulous, not a "sniff" of Boerenkos ! Fresh, crisp salads, tasty quiches and luscious cakes. The homemade cordials and iced teas are very refreshing on a hot Karoo day....More

Thank Delia W
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely, heartwarming review. I had decided that I had to offer something not normally available and as I am vegetarian and love baking my menu has developed into what it is.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Best cake in the Western Cape. A real little gem. And the homemade lemonade was divine. The owner Penny is just so friendly.

Thank 630td
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow! What a wonderful compliment. The lemons come from my ever willing lemon tree to produce abundently every year. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review.

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Popped in here whilst waiting to book into our guesthouse, so glad we did. Delicious savoury muffins and very good coffee. Lovely chat with the friendly owner Penny.

Thank gruf1
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write that lovely review. I hope you had a lovely stay in Calitzdorp and will enjoy the rest of your trip around our beautiful country.

Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

We popped in for a coffee and a chai tea and lovely cake while looking for a venue with WiFi. Lunch also served. Very pleasant little gallery. Quaint old house Penny was an excellent host .

Thank Dr Derek K
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review my Coffee shop and Gallery. I am pleased you enjoyed the cake and hope one day you will pay a return visit to try my delicious quiches. WiFi thrown in.

Reviewed 22 May 2018

We were on our way to Matjiesfontein and stopped for coffee. It is a small art gallery where one can also purchase small snacks, generally made by Penny herself, a very friendly person. The quiches were lovely and a nice surprise to be served cafetièrs...More

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Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for taking the time to send a review of your visit to my coffee shop and gallery. I hope you enjoyed your trip to Matjiesfontein. Especially the characterful Lord Milner hotel. I actually do all my baking. I really enjoy it so why...More

Reviewed 14 April 2018

We were looking for something cool to drink and stumbled upon this little Gem. The ice coffee is the best and the cake is lovely moist, to die for. well worth a visit.

Thank E S
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to send the lovely review. The iced coffee is a firm favourite in summer and for some die hards in winter too. If you are passing by in winter you could try my hot chocolate.

Reviewed 3 April 2018

We were looking for a quick lunch and stumbled on Penny's Place purely by luck. It was just perfect and the freshly baked quiches with salad truly delicious. There is some beautiful art, pottery and glass on display (and for sale) and it was just...More

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Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2018

Thank you for stopping at my coffee shop and gallery and for the lovely review you took the time to send. I am so glad you enjoyed your quiches and hope that you will come back to our lovely village for a stay in the...More

Reviewed 31 March 2018

The coffee was very good Penny makes her own cakes and it is a very interesting coffee shop I can recommend the Queen Elizabeth cake Coconut topping and delicious

Thank honiball
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Yes the Date and coconut cake is one of the favourites. I am glad you enjoyed you visit.

Reviewed 25 March 2018

We stopped in to browse some local art & to have tea & cake & were not disappointed. The cakes are generous & utterly delicious - highly recommended. We all had a taste of each others cake & each was so good. The art showcases...More

Thank Dee S
Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Wow, thank you. I am so glad you enjoyed the cakes and the art pieces by many of the Calitzdorps artists. I am very fortunate to have such a lovely space within which I can have the gallery and coffee shop. Do bring the empty...More

Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were doing the Route 62 alternative to the N2 Garden Route and fancied a cup of tea. By accident we found Penny's. It's a lovely back street place. We had lemonade, hot tea and a frangipani tart - delicious. It was...More

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Penny R, Owner at Gallery Route 62 & Penny's Place, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2018

Thank you for the lovely review. Queen Street in fact used to be the main road into town but love the fact that it's off the main road now and so has a lovely peaceful atmosphere. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope...More

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