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Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Playgrounds
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Reviewed 31 March 2020

Great place, we thought it was closed but the staff took out out the back via the bar (I am disabled) . We stopped for lunch and it was really good wholesome food. The fall are beautiful, by the way. Very clean, staff don't hover...close by but do pay attention to take plates when you finish. Milkshakes are divine.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed 2 February 2020 via mobile

Nice restaurant, kids will enjoy seeing animals and playing on the jungle gym, nice old farm like setting

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 22 October 2019

Just higher than the Howick falls on the opposite side is the relaxing Yellowwood Cafe. Good view of the falls and a nostalgic old farm yard view, very relaxing. The service was pleasant, professional and friendly. Our breakfast was excellent and plentiful. We will return...for more meals in future.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 17 September 2019 via mobile

Our lunch experience at Yellowwood Cafe was terrible. The interior is dark and gloomy and grimy. The owners young family had taken up the sitting area near the only working open fire, so we chose to sit outside. Our standard lunch was mediocre. The only...redeeming feature was our friendly, apologetic young waitress. This venue needs a serious revamp and change in attitude.More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 11 August 2019 via mobile

Stopped off at Yellowwood Cafe for lunch on our way back from the Berg yesterday. Such a bad end to a wonderful holiday! This place is definitely slowly going downhill. Expecting a well stocked petting zoo we found a lot of the former enclosures had...been left derelict and only a small field with ponies and donkeys was left. The jungle gym is also slowly decaying. Our daughters tried to climb up the cargo net but it was so torn they didn’t get very far! Then came the food. We probably should have guessed from the tacky plastic menu that a vegan burger wasn’t going to be a delicious homemade chickpea/lentil affair! Instead it was a defrosted potatoe patty with mixed frozen veg inside, the type you would buy in the frozen section in the supermarket! On the side was a droopy piece of old iceberg lettuce and shriveled slice of tomato. Our girls had fish and chips, both of which were rubbery and over cooked (also probably straight out a box of I&J’s). They only ate the chips. Our boys wolfed down their chicken and beef burgers from sheer desperation and hunger but were very disappointed. We waited for them to finish and then left as fast as we could, hungry and bitterly disappointed!More

Date of visit: August 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

I took my daughter and son for milkshakes to celebrate her birthday, the place was empty, not a car in the parking area, could have been the chilly day? We walked around as the main door said closed, just checking incase they were open. Relief,...an open door. Walking inside, I found some friendly staff members who assisted us and shortly we were drinking milkshakes in the cold eating slap chips, how bizarre. The kids enjoyed the animals and jumped when the donkey bellowed.More

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 22 June 2019

We decided to have lunch at Yellowwood on Thursday. It was lovely to sit in the sun and my nieces loved petting the donkeys and horses. The food wasn’t great. I ordered the warm chicken salad. The chicken was very cold and not warm at...all. My mom had the apple salad and her cucumber and lettuce was not fresh at all. The kids burger was okay and although my niece didn’t moan about the macaroni cheese it did not look very appetizing. The restaurant has a great setting but I have had better food there. We left feeling disappointed.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 25 January 2019

Situated on a historic farm overlooking the Howick waterfall, this venue has much potential, but it is, sadly, not utilised. We felt as if we were intruding, the service was so poor. The food was pricey and amateur-like. The children were furthermore warned not to...go to the animals as they would be bitten. Unpleasant experience.More

Date of visit: March 2018
Reviewed 10 January 2019

We went to yellowood cafe to meet up with friends for lunch. the staff were pleasant and service good. The food was a little under whelming. The kids had a great time on the jungle gym and talking to the various farm animals.

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed 16 December 2018 via mobile

A generally unimaginative lunch. The company tried to make the most out of what used to be a lovely restaurant. My hamburger was boring and bland. I will not be returning.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Yellowwood Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 3.5
  • Service: 3
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4