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Bayleaf Cafe

24 Cathedral Street | George, George 6529, South Africa
+27 44 873 4422
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  • Excellent80%
  • Very good17%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“lunch” (71 reviews)
“carrot cake” (22 reviews)
“rosti” (8 reviews)
Open Now
8:30 AM - 4:30 PMAll hours
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
24 Cathedral Street | George, George 6529, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 314 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

Bayleaf Cafe tucked away in Cathedral Street George is a culinary Gem, set in a tin roofed house with a simple setting belies the hidden food delights within this fine establishment. The service is efficient and unpretentious and the simply delicious food selection whilst small...More

Thank John W
Reviewed 5 days ago

Took my wife for an early Birthday treat - good choice!. Perfectly cooked breakfast, fantastic rosti, Efficient and attentive service. Relaxing atmosphere. Almost as good as the last visit when I waxed lyrical at the cheesecake.

Thank halcyonbp
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Bayleaf is consistently one of my favourite spots in George! Always fresh and tasty, the portions are huge and the service quick and friendly. The staff are attentive and remember their patrons even when they do not come all that regularly! Such a pleasure...More

Thank thehungrytraveller10
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even though Bayleaf is hidden away from the town centre and the malls, it is extremely well known and well patronised. The food is freshly cooked, and always beautifully presented. My roesti with smoked salmon and poached eggs was very nice, as usual. I love...More

Thank 247LiveLife
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming coffee shop, with lunches to suit a particular taste, but not mine, unfortunately. Too fussy and 'healthy' for me, if you take my point. But I'm sure the food is beautifully prepared and presented, for those who enjoy a menu of this type.I...More

Thank joeheath1948
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super friendly staff, amazing salads, and possibly the best carrot cake I ever tasted, and trust me, I tried quite a few!

Thank Jose P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had the Moroccan salad, ABC salad, carrot cake, chocolate mousse torte and all was incredibly delicious. The salad are quite big so keep space for desert. The place is lovely, the hidden garden the best place to sit and enjoy the sun! The owner...More

Thank Tcheroo
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This institution consistently serves excellent food and their carrot cake is the best I have tasted. The food is well presented and very tasty. The service is always good and it is really pleasant to sit outside in the neat garden, letting one forget about...More

Thank EricaDefin
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

The food is a feast for the eye & a taste sensation. Whether you want have out-of-this-world cake & coffee, yummy breakfast or a delightful lunch~be sure to visit Bayleaf! Regardless of the weather, you can enjoy the beautiful decorated indoor or the lovely garden.

Thank 719genav
Reviewed 4 October 2017

We flew into George and decided to have lunch before we traveled on. We did not have any problem with parking as was mentioned in one of the other reviews, but I can see how this might be a problem at busier times. The decor...More

Thank Sandra H
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Questions & Answers
30 May 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from QuintonHewitt | Property representative |
Yes - we are open on Mondays - please check out our opening times on the trip advisor Bayleaf page Thanks
8 May 2017|
Response from Monique V | Reviewed this property |
unfortunately they are not.
Pamela B
19 January 2017|
Response from QuintonHewitt | Property representative |
yes the Bayleaf is open on Saturday mornings for breakfast only the Café closes at 12 noon for all our opening hours please check the trip advisor web site Thanks
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24 Cathedral Street | George, George 6529, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  George
  • Phone Number: +27 44 873 4422
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