Jack's

Jack's

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Hours
Sun
9:00 - 20:00
Mon
9:00 - 20:00
Tue
9:00 - 20:00
Thu
9:00 - 20:00
Fri
9:00 - 20:00
Sat
9:00 - 20:00
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4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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PRICE RANGE
R 50.00 – R 181.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
meals, features
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About
With panoramic views of the sea and the mountains from inside the restaurant or outside on the deck, Jack's brings you fine home cooked fare prepared with the freshest of local produce. Whether it is a freshly baked croissant, our hand rolled pasta made with free range eggs or a decadent dessert you can be certain of a delictable experience. We are fully licensed and have a passion for coffee that is reflected in our diverse drinks menu.
PRICE RANGE
R 50.00 – R 181.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Waterfront
4.0
4.0 of 5 bubbles192 reviews
Excellent
101
Very good
54
Average
10
Poor
8
Terrible
19
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Paul R
Malaga44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 couples
We dropped in for a coffee and a snack while visiting Betty’s Bay and were pleasantly surprised by the warm greeting. The coffee was excellent which is a good start and a varied and interesting menu made it difficult to choose so we ended up deciding on the baguettes and were delighted with what was served. Top quality fillings and flavours, we will definitely be back!
Written 1 March 2021
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Laura Brown
In these difficult times we so appreciate the review and the time you have taken to really make it count for others.. thanks Paul, it means a lot and we look forward to welcoming you back soon x L
Written 2 March 2021
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Frost G
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
What with COVID and life in general, sadly (for the businesses/economy obviously but also for me!) restaurant visits haven't been a regular thing in the last while. What a relief to head back to Jack's and find the service and food still so welcoming. My beef burger was just as good as I remembered from a previous visit, and my daughter's empty plate said the bobotie spring rolls hit the spot. We took the baked cheesecake home (makes an awesome breakfast btw for those like me who don't save enough space for desert while still there!) but couldn't resist a hot chocolate to finish the meal (I still prefer the Italian hot chocolate, my daughter still insists the Belgian is the way to go) Thank you Laura for the service. We enjoyed our meal out and are so glad Jacks is still here and going strong after this trying time
Written 22 November 2021
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Laura Brown
Thank you sooo much for such a lovely review, taking the time to make a difference is so appreciated at the moment. We look forward to seeing you back eating in or taking away safely (of course) x
Written 28 November 2021
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PapabendiClaret
London10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 family
We had a nice late lunch here on a flying visit through Betty’s Bay. Restaurant was accommodating given we were coming in late, based on usual lunch hours. Food was of a high quality. Very nice coffee and dessert. Laura gave us some great info and insight regarding the local area. Always find these brief chats one of the more rewarding aspects of travel. Hope we will be back one day. Don’t forget to give the dog Ginger some love If you do go.
Written 16 November 2023
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Laura Brown
Awwwww, thanks for the review, we so appreciate the time taken to give other potential customers a heads up for Jack's... hope to see you one day in the future x L
Written 20 December 2023
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Eleta N
13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
Ordered Betty’s bay chicken baguette ( the house special) and burger and chips because there was very little on the menu. Quality of food very poor. No butter on the baguette, tasteless mayonnaise, cheap tasteless cheese and barely any chicken and one slice of ham. This was their speciality dish! As for my burger - the least said the better ...I thought the burger was actually off.... had an unusual taste to it and it wasn’t a good taste. I quietly had discussion with the manager of the restaurant that I was concerned the burger was possibly out of date but she had a taste of my left over burger that I couldn’t eat and she pronounced it fit for human consumption and assured me it’s not off but it’s a special blend of homemade burger! Well I certainly say I have never experienced such a “special” taste. She charged us full price which we payed as the complaint wasn’t to gain but to give them heads up that there could be potential the food was out of date. Needless to say it was a bad experience all round as the menu and venue was devoid of any character or inspiration. Could not recommend. Shame as we were looking forward to lunch.
Written 8 February 2020
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JacksBettysBay
To put this review into context, firstly let us discuss the lady’s concern when she was with us. I am very careful to use the word ‘concern’ as she certainly did not make a complaint to me, so this vitriolic post comes as somewhat of a shock. When I went to collect the plates from the table, the lady indicated to me that despite eating 95% of the burger she thought it tasted ‘funny’ and wondered if it could be off. She apologised for eating almost the whole burger, but she said she was hungry. Always being concerned that something had gone awry (mistakes do happen) I took away the postage stamp piece of burger remaining on her plate and tasted it myself. It was exactly as it should be. I went to talk to the lady to reassure her that the burger was not off as I did not want her to worry, and gently explained that ingredients with many different flavours and tastes went into the making of the burger and maybe they were not to her liking. I understand that we can’t all like everything and I respect that some flavours do not appeal to some people, but to call the freshness of my food into question is something I am at pains to correct and quickly. With regard to her bill, believe me I am the first person to credit a customer if any of our dishes are not served up 100% as they should be. She was charged the full amount for the burger: there was nothing wrong with it and she ate it. So, now to the rest of her complaint here on Tripadvisor which I genuinely believe has been thrown in just to add weight to the burger story- as none of the rest was mentioned when she was here. She calls into question the ingredients of the Chicken Betty and for me this is where she loses any credibility as a reviewer because here she maligns a dish that has been perfected over time and is popular because it is served up consistently ever single time….In fact she couldn’t have got it more wrong and anyone that knows me will agree I never miss an opportunity to talk about my food, so I am thrilled to share with you the high quality ingredients that go to make The Betty so popular. This sandwich has been on our menu almost from day one (11 years) and for good reason as people return again and again to enjoy it. The inside of the baguette (baked here in our kitchen) is coated with Nola Ultra Creamy mayonnaise – the top end of the mayonnaise market, made with only oil and no water. The cheese is Parmalat Mature Cheddar and at over R130 a kg is certainly not cheap or tasteless. One and a half chicken breast filets poached in lemon juice are sliced and added along with a large slice of gypsy ham to complete the picture with a dash of Mrs Balls… yum yum and certainly her companion thought so, as he ate the lot. We try our best here at Jack’s, we don’t get it right 100% of the time and are the first to make corrective action when need be. This lady didn’t get the answer she wanted when she was here, even though the answer I gave her was the truth. The truth is often hard to swallow when you are wrong.
Written 13 February 2020
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George K
Cape Town Central7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 couples
Good place to stop en route to or from Hermanus. We ate on the balcony which has great views of the coast. Coffee is good recommend the French toast with a generous three slices of lean bacon. Mine hostess is an expert on local history. Ask her who Betty was.
Written 12 January 2020
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JacksBettysBay
Thank you so much for this review and so pleased that you enjoyed your visit.... but as you know ask me a question about local history and the answer might have you here another hour at least :) x Laura
Written 23 January 2020
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trish_horne
Pretoria4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 none
A relatively new addition to Jack's menu is the Cold Chicken Salad. I have *never* had such melt-in-your-mouth soft chicken in a salad before. The portion is perfect, with a mix of avocado, feta, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, black olives and lettuce. A dash of balsamic and olive oil and your tastebuds will sing. This is my Summer favourite for sure. Service is always excellent.
Written 22 November 2021
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Laura Brown
Such a pleasure to read your review, thanks for taking the time it means such a lot.... look forward to welcoming you back soon x
Written 28 November 2021
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Johan du Toit
Krugersdorp4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 family
We had family dinner on Sunday night, 17th of Dec and ordered the grilled Fish & Chips and Classic Beef Burgers with Mozzarella. The food was well prepared and presented and really tasty. The restaurant also serves locally produced craft beer. It might have been our first restaurant meal in Betty’s Bay but I would strongly recommend Jack’s.
Written 17 December 2023
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Laura Brown
It's such a thrill that folks like yourself are still prepared to take time out to assist other diners... we are so glad you enjoyed your visit and your meal - enjoy Betty's Bay - it's a gem!
Written 20 December 2023
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Sunshine50685862183
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 couples
Laura took us in at 10 pm after we had a very bad experience at another guesthouse in the area, she was absolutly amazing from the moment we walked into Jack's. She made us feek right at home. The room we stayed in for 2 nights (nr4) was clean, neat and had a great vibe to it. We also ate dinner at the restaurant one of the nights and have to add, the services was phenomenal, the food so tasty and the vibes were just right. Laura also loves telling lots of stories and loves to educate you on all the history of the bay. I loved that so much, just the way she speaks about everything with so much excitement, is something everyone should experience... Do yourself a favour, and book your next stay here, you will not regret a single second
Written 10 February 2024
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Laura Brown
We are so humbled by your review and want to thank you for taking the time and for your enthusiasm for what we do.... we would be thrilled to have you back any time - travel safely onward x Laura
Written 11 February 2024
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LesleyvdM
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 couples
I highly recommend this Restaurant for a meal or cake and coffee. The hot apple pie served with ice cream was divine. The friendly service, with Laura's personal touch, made us feel at home.
Written 5 May 2022
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Laura Brown
Many thanks for this lovely review and we so hope to see you soon...
Written 16 June 2022
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Traveler
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2021 family
When we walked into the empty restaurant, we should’ve known something is wrong with this place. When we got our food it became clear… Where is the chef? They even messed up simple fish and chips. Would not recommend this restaurant at all.
Written 18 July 2021
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Laura Brown
It would seem that this reviewer has not understood the dual purposes of Tripadvisor: Firstly to give information that can be of use to the general public so that they can make an informed choice of where to dine and secondly to alert the establishment where they went wrong so they may improve. What is was never intended to be was a platform to vent because one was not bold enough to address the issue when it took place. This review is of no use to anyone and even if I wanted to implement improvements I would not be able, given the lack of detail. So I have two things to say - not all restaurants can be busy all the time, someone has to be the first to arrive and the Chef? well he's in the kitchen.
Written 3 September 2021
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dawn f
Western Cape1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 friends
We had lunch there. The food was next level. Just loved the apple pie. Best I have tasted A lovely warm friendly welcome made you feel at home and relax instantly. Even the beautiful little rescue dog came accross with happy doggy greetings.
Written 8 September 2023
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Laura Brown
Thank you so very much for your review and the wonderful things that you wrote about your visit - we do hope to be able to welcome you back soon x L
Written 5 November 2023
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Passenger14711205475
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 none
This is the second time my father and I have eaten at this establishment. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere from the moment you walk in. The food is delicious and the views are superb. While I live in the uk, I grew up visiting my grandparents at Betty’s Bay so love this part of Cape. I cannot recommend this place enough. And we’ll be back soon.
Written 11 April 2023
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Laura Brown
We are thrilled to see your review of Jack's and cannot thank you enough for your comments.. we look forward to welcoming you back to Betty's Bay and to Jack's very soon...
Written 25 April 2023
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Wessel
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 couples
Staying over at Jack's was one of our highlights on our road trip. Awesome accommodation, food and the greatest views. Best of both, the mountain at the back, and the sea view from the balcony. Thank you for the friendly and efficient service Laura. See you again soon
Written 23 November 2021
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Laura Brown
Thanks so much for this super review, we loved having you as guests and hope that we will welcome you again soon x
Written 28 November 2021
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Richard M
Pretoria11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 family
Really friendly atmosphere and Laura was a wonderful host bring the 'Jack' of all trades front of house. And an amazingly small world as Laura and I lived a few streets away from each other in SE London many moons ago. Was meant to be that I was drawn to this restaurant!
Written 2 October 2022
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Laura Brown
Thanks very much for taking the time to review us and so glad to have met you and your family.... looking forward to the next time x L
Written 4 October 2022
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GrandTour03011013383
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 family
First time visit and the great welcome we got was wainh to the heart. It felt like a visit to a family home Throughly enjoyed the chat with the owner.
Written 4 August 2023
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Laura Brown
Thank you for your review and I am so glad that our version of home grown hospitality was what you were looking for - we really hope you'll be back soon x L
Written 6 August 2023
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