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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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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good42%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed 23 October 2017

We had a lovely lunch here on Saturday. No tables available outside so we were happy to sit inside. The food was delicious and service was good. We had a variety of meals - smoked salmon bagel, chicken burger and pie - all freshly prepared...More

Thank DeeCapeTown
Reviewed 13 October 2017

The problem about a good spot is that, soon, everybody knows about it. This coffee shop can become a little full but the tables spill out into the garden, the atmosphere is relaxed and well served and the cakes are really good.

Thank robr590
Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

Friends from UK was here visiting so we all went to the rugby at Newlands together.... This hidden gem right in the southern suburbs was the ideal place to catch up over a BURGER and beer....2 ladies had the Lamb Burger on the menu which...More

Thank RhondaSJ-Tours
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I just visited for tea and cake but it was such a lovely place under the trees. Friendly staff. Well worth a visit.

Thank Mpho M
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Visiting at 09h30 on a Sunday morning, we were lucky to get a table - "Reserved" signs proliferated - and this was at a table in a rather cramped inside room. Our order was taken promptly, and after a slightly longish wait our food arrived....More

Thank Woodside8437
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Out favorite post gym Saturday breakfast spot - great for families and pets on leads We have never had a bad meal and the service is excellent Wonderful shops to browse around afterwards

Thank LindseyOrd
Reviewed 13 August 2017

This is I great breakfast or brunch venue - a hearty breakfast is served in Newlands close to Kirstenbosch gardens

Thank monty781
Reviewed 12 August 2017

A regular breakfast and lunch spot for us - the only downside is not having made a booking on weekends (although they always try to "make a plan"). Staff are wonderful and very attentive. Their 'all-day' roast tomato and goats cheese omelette is hands down...More

Thank NickyFan
Reviewed 3 August 2017

Always looking for a place to go with my pups. What a lovely garden setting with friendly waiters. Tables under old oak trees with the lovely fresh smell of nature. The breakfast was filling, well presented and very tasty. Have lovely Chai Latte on the...More

Thank Trawlers2013
Reviewed 7 June 2017

the staff are very polite. the owner is hands on and always there with a smile on her face. Nothing is too much trouble. Delightful outdoor area to eat out in the garden as well as in door for the Winter months.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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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