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Kirstenbosch Tea Room Restaurant

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Kirstenbosch Drive | Rhodes Drive, Newlands, Cape Town Central 7700, South Africa
+27 21 797 4883
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good40%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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

Often when a restaurant is located at a popular attraction the quality slides over time since there will always be customers (often incl. once-off tourists) irrespective of how much effort the management put in. This is definitely not the case with Kirstenbosch Tea Room -...More

Thank John_Mar_274
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a the perfect place to refresh yourself in the Kirstenbosch Gardens. They have inside or outside seating, and an eclectic menu of breakfast and lunch dishes. They also do tea, coffee, beer and wine. I found the service very good too

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tearoom was extremely busy the day we were there, but the staff was doing an excellent job of keeping up. We just ordered coffees to go to enjoy while walking through the park. The coffee was good, and while we waited for it, we...More

Thank GnMe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a coffee here after visiting the botanical gardens, it’s a nice cafe with a reasonable choice on the menu and the staff are very good so give it a go.

Thank mrba2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Seemed like the energy had been taken out of the staff - dragging themselves to greet customers and bring their order. Doing the bare minimum to get things done. Only ordered the Roibo iced tea sweetened with juice and scones with jam and clotted cream...More

Thank Mike5466
Reviewed 16 April 2018

Once you've enjoyed exploring the Kirstenbosch gardens, stop in here for a light meal. Our party of six thoroughly enjoyed toasted sandwiches, a light vegetable curry and the signature bobotie dish. Service is friendly and efficient.

Thank 21C_Traveller
Reviewed 14 April 2018

Large and spacious with plenty of outside seating this is better than most cafe's you find at major attractions. Really good menu including local dishes and something for everyone.Plenty of staff who were attentive and friendly. Good for food as well as just having coffee/cake...More

Thank Ashley B
Reviewed 11 April 2018

We went for a late lunch after 3pm. Although cooked food is only served until 4 this was no problem, really welcoming and friendly service. The star was my open-faced BLT sandwich; full of top quality lean bacon, the best we found all holiday and...More

Thank sonoscozzese
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Very busy on a cold, rainy and then sunny day. Wide variety of food option. Lovely vegetarian options - the Mediterranean platter was very good with a variety of spreads and pitas. The only problem we experienced was with their credit card machines which weren't...More

Thank rozp283
Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

A lovely way to start off your day in the Garden. So relaxing. The best toasted cheese sarmie ever. Service slow but we were a large group of 15 so cannot really complain. Don't miss the scons with real cream

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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
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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
Child-friendly, View, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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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