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Since 2002 hundreds of coffee devotees have trooped through the Lemon Tree doors every day to enjoy the amazing cappuccino. For the second time in three years a survey of around 350 restaurants in KwaZulu-Natal rated LEMON TREE’s cappuccino one of the province’s 20 BEST. This accolade was achieved in the definitive 2010/11 and 2012/13 Sunday Tribune Cafe Society Awards. The international hospitality monitor, TripAdvisor recognised Lemon Tree Bistro with its 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places the restaurant in the top-performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, and indicates businesses that consistently earn high ratings from TripAdvisor travellers.The
PRICE RANGE
US$4 - US$13
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Fusion, Cafe
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The most delicious breakfast food with amazing coffee. A quaint spot to feul up for the day with plenty of crafted bistro options.

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great lunch on our way from Coffee Bay to Estcourt but sadly the service went down the tubes. Ordered lunch and was waiting time was not very long. Decided we wanted some take-aways as well and immediately put in our order so it...could be available when we leave. Had quite some distance to travel via wet muddy gravel roads ( Underberg via Elandskop to Estcourt ) and had no time to waist. When the take-aways did not arrive after 45 minutes we enquired about the order just to be informed that they haven't even started with the order. Come on you waist ones time and then carry on as nothing is wrong. Well hence the 3 dots for this bistro as service is a one and quality of food a 5.More

Date of visit: January 2021
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

So sorry, Pierre for keeping you waiting for so long. Besides the quality of our food, service is usually our strategy suite. Social distancing and Covid protocols really slowed our kitchen production line this past busy season. We chose not to compromise on the quality...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With not many restaurants open til late here in Underberg, we rushed to get to the Lemon Tree an hour before their closing time. Our entire time in this otherwise very pleasant, quaint and cosy little restaurant, we could not help but feel a bit...unwelcome and under pressure to order and finish our meal before their closing time. The menu is vast and varied with a great selection for meat-lovers and vegetarians. My pork belly was not of fine-dining quality but was a decent portion of tasty (not the most tender) meat with a fair amount of crackling. My plate was whisked away from me before I could even finish my last bit of crackling which I was savoring as the last bit of my meal! The battered fish was a bit disappointing giving the appearance of a store-bought frozen dinner. They do however, make a great cappuccino, apparently best in the Berg for 3 years running. I would rather recommend one to visit this lovely little restaurant for breakfast and lunch😊More

Date of visit: January 2021
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Maresaa for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a detailed and frank review of your experience. We appreciate your feedback and are striving to improve on what has been rather difficult summer season forus....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whilst our food was fresh and absolutely delicious, we were disappointed at the quality of service as well as the pricing. They do allow small pets outside which is nice for dog owners. The service was slow and lackluster but one cannot always fault an...establishment on one person having a bad day so I’m sure we were just unlucky. The R290.00 for 2 prego rolls and two cool drinks left a bitter taste... way too expensive. WAY too expensive...More

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Koketso for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a review of your experience. We appreciate your frankness. All the ladies who were privileged to serve you were shown your take and apologise for their...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place. Great service, great food. The place is very clean and I am sure they have the best chai latte I have ever had. I would definitely advise someone who is the area to go past this little gem of a place.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Phila for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a 5-star review of your experience. We appreciate your kind words. All the ladies who were privileged to serve you thank you for your custom and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to make a stop for coffee on our way up Sani Pass. Apart from the excellent coffee we experienced some of the delicacies on the menu as well. The quality and price were excellent and the service was certainly above average. Worth the...stop.More

Date of visit: November 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Alant for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a review of your experience. We appreciate your kind words. We hope to see you again on a future visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had lunch at this venue, as it came highly recommended by a friend. I found it to be very nice, and we had a salad.

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Linda for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting review. We hope to see you again on a future visit.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here after a hike with my family and ordered almond milk cappuccino and some milk shakes, both were great and a dairy free option is good since my wife can't have dairy. For lunch each dish was amazing, beef Bunny was the delicious and...the perfect size, the fish cakes were so flavourful, the peri peri chicken was perfect and the Mango Jango salad was the perfect mix of salad and "stuff". We are definitely coming back.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Will for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a 5-star review of your experience. We appreciate your kind words. All the ladies who were privileged to serve you thank you for your custom and...More

Reviewed 7 December 2020 via mobile

Great service and friendly staff! Healthy and tasty food options and good coffee as well. The owners also gave us a bit more info on the area and hiking trials- had a good chat with them. Definitely coming back with some friends next time. Thank...you!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Ulrich for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a review of your experience. We appreciate your kind words. All the ladies who were privileged to serve you thank you for your custom and friendliness....More

Reviewed 5 December 2020 via mobile

We stopped by the Lemon Tree on our way to Castleburn and had a late breakfast there. The kids ordered the burgers and they were soooo tasty 😋. The staff was also very friendly.More

Date of visit: December 2020
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thankyoubut, Owner at Lemon Tree Bistro, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you ever so much Koketso for making time to visit the Lemon Tree and more so for posting a review of your experience. We appreciate your kind words. All the ladies who were privileged to serve you thank you for your custom and friendliness....More

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