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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant

Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“scones” (26 reviews)
“salad” (35 reviews)
“shakshuka” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 5:00 PMAll hours
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
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Reviewed yesterday

This is the real thing. Order the scones - and eat them with butter, jam, and cream. Truly out of this world!

Thank SoMuch2Sea
Reviewed 1 week ago

The scones are really good. Don't share, the two scones are not that big. My wife really liked the cucumber sandwich. The strawberry lemonade was good and big enough to share.

Thank OctoberSand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Along with having a not to miss garden covering more then 500 hectares this place is huge! So take a break and enjoy the Tea Room it is a refuge of relaxation. The gift shop is also the best, save time, do not miss. Several...More

Thank Tahoepov
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Of course the food isn’t why you go to Kirstenbosch, but after sampling this place it really should be! We had a late breakfast at this great spot. The table outside was lovely and the service impeccable. The menu is extensive but fantastic quality and...More

Thank cjl1993
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

When one works so hard to make every aspect of the restaurant so good it is wonderful to get a review like this. Thank you so much

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on 30 Dec 2017 after strolling through the gardens. It's obviously a lovely setting being within the gardens. The service was good & all the food was great from full breakfast to waffles ordered in our family of 4. The breakfast was really...More

Thank Andre' H
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your great review, it is highly appreciated.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to hear no scones available at 11:15 in the morning. Charged for the missing scones. Surly waiters. As a Capetownian we are saddened that tourists might experience the same. Definitely not a true reflection of our beautiful city!!!

Thank Simon J
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Tea Room With Fresh Scones. Our scones are baked throughout the day as we need them. As a Capetonian I am happy that this is appreciated by the vast majority of our customers both local and international.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fab little café in beautiful Kirstenbosch gardens, with the most amazing quality/price ratio...we had eggs shakshuka for lunch after a hike up table mountains and they were just perfect. Highly recommended.

1  Thank whiterabbitjb
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little Cafe in the botanical gardens is known for both its exceptional views of one of the great botanic gardens of the world and its famous breakfasts! But, more than that.. Pamela Shippel has put a lot of love and attention into this tea...More

Thank LaurasWorldza
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The most lovely setting and consistently delicious and good value food. The bobotie (a cape Malay dish made from curry mince beef with a baked custard on top) is lekke! We also had the bean burger and shakshuka. A really nice place for brunch and...More

Thank NewYorkH
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After spending the morning walking around the gardens we decided to stop at the cafe to have some lunch. There is plenty of seating outside the cafe however it was a windy day so we decided to go inside which was really pleasant. The friendly...More

Thank Christina G
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21 July 2017|
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Response from JacquesPB | Property representative |
We are not a Halaal restaurant but we are Halaal friendly. We even have pans marked with a key ring that is only used for our Muslim customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 797 4883
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Serving breakfasts, lunch and teas, inspired by the beautiful gardens and her passion for delicious food, Pamela Shippel-Granoth has created a rare culinary experience to complement the magnificent surroundings. Using only the best,freshest ingredients. All the food is prepared and breads and cakes baked on the premises under Pamela's carewful supervision.The comprehensive menu includes food for all tastes.
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