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The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
+27 21 689 3158
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08:30 - 16:30
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Tue - Fri 08:00 - 16:30
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 16:30
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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117 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a great place to come and escape the hustle-bustle of the city and sit in a tranquil setting in a lovely garden with a great vibe. The menu is very interesting - a bit different, quirky. Great for anything from breakfast to afternoon tea. Staff were helpful and service good. Our cake was lovely. The surrounding nursery and... More 

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Thank Steffen K
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely little place, great coffee, good breakfasts and lots of little odds and ends to keep young children entertained in the outdoors area. The atmosphere is relaxed and shade is plentiful for hot summer days. Friendly and fast service. Overall, a very good experience.

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Thank Colleen M
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great little gem for lunch or breakfast A good menu for a light lunch the food was very good and staff very good Well worth a visit

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Thank Charles H
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Having spent many mornings at Montebello in the winter, I couldn't wait to get back and experience lunch at Montebello in the warmer weather whilst visiting Cape Town. It was just what I remembered and certainly didn't disappoint. The menu is varied and the quality of the food excellent. The sticky Asian pork on artisan bread was delicious and so... More 

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Gordon's Bay, South Africa
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I almost don't want to review this favourite establishment, as I'd rather keep it intimate as my go-to place with special friends. I love the environment, under the trees or the cosy inside, as the weather dictates. The amiable staff and the unpretentious wholesome food. Could and would eat anything off the menu as they are all favourites. Certainly one... More 

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Thank Saski8
Melbourne
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not open mondays despite what their website says. Good coffee, limited breakfast menu, service is challenged if busy.

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Thank MarkW59
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Such a lovely lunch in a hidden restaurant. You wouldn't know it was there! We sat outside and enjoyed the home cooked food. The fresh pasta was delicious! They also had their own home made chilli sauces which were all amazing! The service is fantastic. You can browse the local artists studio after lunch and a small craft shop.

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Thank chloerobinson22
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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113 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant is one of those little gems that is tucked away in Newlands and offers a friendly service in a beautiful relaxed setting. Breakfasts offer a range of fare from health to full cooked options and the buzz of friends and family meeting cascades into lunchtime. Great selection of home cooked meals and a great place to... More 

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Thank gavinareid
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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255 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

Gardener's Cottage is located within the Montebello Design Center on Newlands Avenue. I had not been in years, and was pleasantly surprised that the place has held up, and even improved. I had a late lunch and was pleased with the service and the quality of the food, although the choice was limited by the hour, my stuffed baked potato... More 

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Thank tilda54
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Table of 8, 4 had beef burgers, all were raw. Service was shocking, clearly can't handle more than a handful of tables.

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Thank Jonathan C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4,5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 16:30
Tuesday
08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday
08:00 - 16:30
Thursday
08:00 - 16:30
Friday
08:00 - 16:30
Saturday
08:30 - 16:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Newlands
  • Phone Number: +27 21 689 3158

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?