The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

The Gardeners Cottage Restaurant & Coffee Shop

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Hours
Sun
8:30 - 16:30
Tue
8:00 - 16:30
Wed
8:00 - 16:30
Thu
8:00 - 16:30
Fri
8:00 - 16:30
Sat
8:00 - 16:30
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
features
Does this restaurant accept bookings?
CUISINES
Cafe
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles223 reviews
Excellent
106
Very good
84
Average
25
Poor
5
Terrible
3
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Kathy N
Cape Town Central31 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 none
Thought going an a weekday it would not be too busy. We were flabbergasted at how busy a week morning could be. Saw several people turned away. So if ever you want to visit this restaurant make sure you secure a booking. The environment is extremely beautiful with the shade of the large trees. The service was very good. We had a friendly and competent waitress and made us feel very comfortable. The breakfast menu serves scrambled or poached eggs. Would prefer fried eggs too. The lunch menu is slightly limited. The saving grace is that one can have an omelette at any time. Even though it was so busy we did not have to wait ages for the drinks or food. My friend had the Indian street curry which she enjoyed. It was spicy and tasty and was not overpowering. We were also offered the complimentary home made bread which was delicious. The portions are filling and even though we were full we had to have the scrumptious almond cake. So my suggestion before you decide on a meal look at the extensive cake selection and decide accordingly. Perhaps after your meal go for a walk and visit all the interesting shops around the restaurant and then return for the cakes.So all and all a very pleasant eating experience, excellent service, and a most relaxing environment. Enjoy the trees and please look up at its majesty.
Written 13 November 2022
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Jerry Buirski
Cape Town317 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 none
Since we had to collect some wooden sculptures from Right Mukore just around the corner, we decided to pop in at this restaurant for lunch. Everything looked so good and tasty that it was difficult to decide, but between the eggs Benedict and breakfast bun we were more than satisfied. Talk about delicious! We will definitely be back, hopefully sooner than later.
Written 4 July 2020
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Ty.koe
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
This gem has been consistently good for years. When you find it, you feel as if you've stumbled upon a secret garden. The breeze rustles through the tall trees, the dappled shade covers the seating area, it is very pleasant. They take humble food, and push it up a notch. My partner and I had two different burgers, chicken and beef, and they were both good, anything but plain. I have heard that their chicken pie is a must. After the meal, I wondered inside and purchased some cafe goodies to go. There is a bakers selection, as well as assorted salts and spices. There is a gorgeous nursery that you can get lost in for hours. I highly recommend this place, for its consistency and pleasantness.
Written 13 January 2021
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Lea
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2021 family
The food was delicious but the tomato sauce and salt came in sachets. Understanding Covid, it still doesn't seem a reasonable sacrifice, considering the plates, knives, forks, cups and tables are re-usable. Other restaurants are continuing to use re-usable dispensers. The take away box was also environmentally unfriendly. But otherwise, the service and food were both lovely, thank you.
Written 2 September 2021
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David
Constantia1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 family
Very pleasant setting under the trees and while I would say the portions were fairly small, the quality and flavor of the meals were excellent. However, the owners need to wake up to the reality of loadshedding. There are going to continue to be periods of four hours without electricity, and customers are going to get tired of being told they can’t have chips with their “burger and chips” and won’t get a poppadom with their “street curry and poppadom” because the generator isn’t big enough. You can’t even get your muffin or scone warmed during loadshedding. Get a bigger generator and stop passing the inconvenience of loadshedding on to your customers! Once the restaurant has sorted out it’s loadshedding limitations, I’d up my rating by a star.
Written 25 February 2023
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JenGNB
Johannesburg28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
Located in the garden of the cottage at Montebello’s design centre, The Gardeners Cottage is a beautiful setting for breakfast. Eggs Benedict earned it’s status as the signature dish on their breakfast menu. The full breakfast is a large substantial helping and the vegan tartine delicious.
Written 24 October 2021
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Helen
Cape Town18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
This is one of my favourite coffee shops / restaurants in Cape Town. Excellent service and delicious food. Great for breakfast, tea and cake, lunch - all options are freshly made and healthy home cooked / baked food. Good for the soul and in a peaceful natural setting.
Written 18 July 2022
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Kathy Whittaker
Cape Town16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 family
Took my daughter for a relaxing lunch. We arrived early so we could stroll around the nursery and interesting art shops. Simple menu but what we had was delicious. Durban chicken curry was fragrant and just right. My daughter had a creamy chicken with light puff pastry - was surprisingly good. Preferable to book as it’s busy but no one hurries you. This is a serene, peaceful place so if you have 30 minutes or are impatient - go somewhere else. Service was just as we like it - adequate but you’re left alone to enjoy the trees and people watch. They have a lot of regulars so they don’t need my thumbs up but we just loved it.
Written 8 March 2024
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Frogy007
342 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 friends
Lovely setting outside under the trees. Waitress was friendly and helpful to arrange a table as the restaurant was busy and we didn't make a booking. Great selection of cakes, coffee was great and milk alternatives available. Spent a memorable afternoon at the Gardeners Cottage.
Written 24 February 2024
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Sunshine23280670854
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 friends
Absolutely love Gardeners Cottage! The absolute best Eggs Benedict in Cape Town hands down! Situated in a tranquil spot right by Newlands forest… This is my go to for the best breakfast in Cape Town, and they are now open for dinner too! I had the sirloin steak last night and it was mouth watering! Can’t wait to be back again!
Written 22 October 2023
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Escape29552875328
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 friends
No wheel chair friendly toilets. Only 1 disabled parking with 1 car in it with no disability sticker. Parking was full and an issue. No no smoking signs out in the garden and we were told no smoking. Not even a dedicated smoking area outside. Left with out eating. Very disappointed
Written 11 April 2024
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Julian P
London9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2022 none
Very good attention, was my first time there but definitely a place to come back. Tasty food and good service. Dog friendly . Beautiful place. Go inside and choose any of their day cakes they are all good.
Written 7 February 2022
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Lee-anne G
Johannesburg317 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 none
We had a family lunch before flying back to Johannesburg. It's an OK restaurant with average food, but nothing that WOWed me. The setting is nice on a hot summers day under giant tree's, but I think it lends itself more to a tea garden.
Written 2 November 2021
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Lauren A
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 family
Beautiful garden environment, Fantastic service and delicious food! Will be back again - thank you. Must try the Panzorroti
Written 26 April 2024
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WJ747
Rotterdam12 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 friends
The food is basically good and the atmosphere is great, but recently they made the portions so small that you'll leave hungry unless you order multiple dishes...
Written 7 January 2024
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