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Was introduced to this little gem this week and will definatey go back! Super friendly staff and owners and great decor to appreciate. Interesting menu with a great variety and personal touch as to how each dish is prepared, one can appreciate the uniqueness of...how every dish is designed! Very affordable and Thank you for a great evening and good food!More
From the outside it is easy to underestimate this restaurant in an old historic building a stone's throw away from the old harbour in Hermanus. Do take the trouble to enter and have a look at the menu and ambience inside. We shared fresh oysters...and bubbly for starters. The oysters were very fresh, quite large and very reasonably priced. My wife had the seafood platter for one and I had peri-peri Portuguese prawns. Everything deliciously fresh and deliciously done. I actually wanted the prawns with lemon butter (an available option), but forgot to order it like that. Am I glad I forgot! The peri-peri sauce was fantastic - not too hot but spicy and delicious. The prawns were fresh and firm. My wife was equally impressed with her choice. The wine list has a good varioety of local Hemel-en-Aarde and Walker Bay wines and the prices are quite reasonable. I will definitely be back when in the vicinity next.More
Cafe 1904 is on my list of favourite restaurants ever; everytime I find myself in Hermanus I make time to have at least one meal in this wonderful restaurant! I simply love owner operated restuarents! I measure the peformance of a good plate of food...with one simple consideration; when you take a bite off of your plate; it is when you cannot wait to take the next bite that you know you have found a gem. Moreover, when you eat slowly and purposefully in the hope that the meal will never end; it becomes an experience one carries with you until the next time you visit. The staff are super friendly, effecient and exercise both customer service along with customer care (and there is a difference). Blessing to Chef and his beautiful wife and I would be remiss not to mention that Molly is the bomb. Thank you so much Cafe 1904 - until we see each other again.More
I honestly do not have the words to describe this wonderful place. The service was amazing. Omgee the fish and chips was to die for. It’s like a little heaven on earth. My daughter enjoyed herself and it is child friendly as well. Hubby and...I could enjoy our meal and even have her running around. The hostess and owners are so friendly and welcoming. I will definitely be coming back for some more fantastic food.More
Great little restaurant. We had the snails starter and mussel starter, both were delicious, the sauce was very tasty. For mains we had the seafood curry and seafood pasta, again both beautifully cooked and tasty. I didn’t want mussels in the curry which the kitchen...gladly made the dish without. The service and owner were great and engaging.More
Date of visit: March 2021
Endria P, Owner at Cafe 1904 Restaurant Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021
Thank you for taking time to review on Cafe 1904. Hope to see you back soon.
Johan & Endria (owners)
Had the best seafood platter ever!! And the service was even better! If you are looking for a bite of the ocean and excellent service please go and enjoy the platter for one. We highly recommend cafe 1904!!!!!
What a lovely surprise tucked away in a cute corner of Hermanus.We had a beautiful lunch in the peaceful courtyard of 1904.The Hostess and staff are heart people...the fish and chips off the scale.Probably the top tastiest I have had the privilege of eating in...my 51 years-and beautifully presented to boot:)Loved the setting-the atmosphere and the always welcome- value for money.The inside of the restaurant is beautiful too...a romantic eclectic ambience-perfect for a date night...Well done for keeping your heads so graciously above the waves during a very tough year for the world and particularly hospitality industry!More
Date of visit: February 2021
Endria P, Owner at Cafe 1904 Restaurant Hermanus, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2021
Thank you Thank you Thank you Heidi . tears of joy is our answer on this review. Love and blessings from Johan & Endria
This little gem is definitely a force to be reckoned with...Coming from Cape Town, after a long day of exploring, all we wanted was good food and a warm restaurant and boy were we surprised.
John and Endria and the ladies of this amazing establishment...took the time out of their evening to come have a chat with us and chat about our lives and our holiday and even chatting to my daughter about unicorns and fairies.
From us, we would like to say thank you to the amazing staff of Cafe 1904. This was definitely a perfect end to our day with amazing food and amazing service.
We most definitely will be back.More