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Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
08:30 - 17:00
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A Mother's Day outing for 6 brought us to the Tea Room @ Kirstenbosch Gardens. The downside is that one cannot reserve a table and on a beautiful & popular day for families to be outdoors & treating Mums, there is a queue in which to wait. No problem though - it moved quickly & a table for 6 was... More 

Thank Brian B
Newcastle, Australia
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430 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 222 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Feeling hungry after our extensive walking we headed to the tea rooms and enjoyed a light snack and some very crisp and cold South African wine. A busy stop, with most tables taken and service was still good. Can't remember the menu but it was extensive and well priced. Good value here.

Thank Gunner do
Cape Town
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266 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 282 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Waitress was very friendly, food was nice, gelato was delicious. It gets very busy over lunch time, but who's in a hurry when you visit the gardens anyway?

1 Thank HarveyCapeTown
Johannesburg, South Africa
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We Went to Kirstenbosch on a very rainy day and sat inside. The menu gives good choices and we settled for Fresh Hake done in coconut batter and chips. The children had very large burgers. The fish was delicious and recommended by a local family member.We had a very good dry white wine {by the glass}. The service was good... More 

Thank Alicia633
Cape Town, South Africa
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53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After a walk in the garden, my wife and I stopped for a rest at the restaurant. And how surprized we were that it caters for vegans (and even for my wife, who is gluten intollerant). There are a number of snacks and meals on the menu for vegans, and the chef is willing to change some of the other... More 

Thank Kobusvanwyk
Noordhoek, South Africa
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192 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toasted sandwiches with quality fillings, plenty of the fillings with choice of bread including the "banting bread", iced coffee very good. The service was second to none when every table was full! The waiter remembered the order for 4 people without jotting it down.

Thank Mikebarn
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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98 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I are regulars here and are usually here for breakfast. Yesterday we had afternoon coffee while meeting up with overseas friends. It was lovely and relaxed usual good service and those who had scones not disappointed.

Thank SharkySA
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133 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for a late morning tea. The setting is great and the staffs are friendly. The scones are delicious and the coffee and strawberry lemonade are nice. It is a must!

Thank Tanners2521
JacquesPB, General Manager at Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much. Recipe has not changed in 13 years More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the tea room regularly after finishing a hike and like to order the scones. These scones were really not good today - has the recipe or supplier changed? Very crumbly. And becoming very expensive over the past few years Service good and the extension of the restaurant Please remember the locals keep you going in winter. Maybe... More 

Thank geldenhuysdi
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 20 April 2017

Shakshuka is the new rage in South Africa it seems! If only to taste the best shakshuka I have eaten, visit this charming restaurant in Kirstenboch! The eggs benedict dish is also excellent and the cappuccino hot and delicious!

Thank Rochelle K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
US$5 - US$15
International, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
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, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
08:30 - 17:00
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
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?