Our Yard Restaurant

Our Yard Restaurant

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Hours
Mon
8:00 - 17:00
Tue
8:00 - 17:00
Wed
8:00 - 17:00
Thu
8:00 - 17:00
Fri
8:00 - 17:00
Sat
8:00 - 14:00
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Travellers' Choice 2023

RATINGS
Food
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Details
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PRICE RANGE
R 45.00 – R 156.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
meals, features
Does this restaurant allow dogs or considered pet friendly?
About
You've not properly enjoyed coffee until you've visited Maria’s Roastery. Maria’s is a specialty coffee roastery based at Our Yard in the heart of Graaff-Reinet. Stroll in for a freshly brewed cup of joe while you chat up the barista, who will be only too happy to discuss the coffee offerings with you. As Maria’s roasts its coffee out of the premises in Somerset Street, the smell of fresh roasting will fill you with joy while you enjoy a cuppa in the courtyard at Our Yard. Maria’s goes to great lengths to bring the best coffee to local coffee lovers, and this shows not only in the delish coffees available at Our Yard but in their presentation too. Couple this with the Our Yard kitchen’s ability to dish up only the freshest seasonal fare, filled with flavour, and you’ve got yourself a winning combination. Our Yard is well-known as one of the most picturesque coffee shops in town, it is so picture-perfect in fact, that you’ll feel like you're walking into someone's Instagram
PRICE RANGE
R 45.00 – R 156.00
CUISINES
Cafe, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Drinks
FEATURES
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Playgrounds, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles313 reviews
Excellent
222
Very good
67
Average
12
Poor
8
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

Petrie van Zijl
Randburg60 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 family
While passing through Graaff Reinet our guest house host (De Graaff Manor) made a dinner reservation for us at Maria’s. It was walking distance so we did not need to sit in the car to drive there after 9 hours on the road already. The pizza slices was sufficient for our ravenous 4, 6 and 8 year olds, and the burger and snitchel was also delicious. Most important, the beer was ice cold. The waiter was well trained and friendly. Contrary to other reviews, the food arrived quickly, and was well prepared. When passing through Graaff Reinet next time, we will definitely either go back for dinner, or if just passing through town, we will stop there for coffee - much better than the filling station rest stop.
Written 19 December 2021
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LopingianTravels
Bonn456 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 business
Our Yard which, indeed, offers patrons both in “the yard” and indoors is a quaint restaurant with a sufficiently varied menu that can accommodate nearly every diet and tastes. We arrived in mid-afternoon on a weekend and found both the service and food to be very good. The waitstaff was attentive and kept in contact with the table from the moment we arrived, and the food was well prepared. Our meals arrived together, but it would seem that the fish-and-chips entree might have been prepared first because, although the breading was golden brown, it wasn’t crisp. The chips were not slappies, but came to the table a bit cold, also having lost their crispness. Otherwise, the lamb pot pie was delectable, as was the soup. All in all, the afternoon meal was pleasant and the atmosphere cordial and relaxing.
Written 22 August 2022
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foodaholics101
Hartenbos59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
The first stop of our roadtrip. Early morning in the quiet streets of Graaff-Reinet we found this lovely court yard with a restaurant, roastery, art galley and shop/deli. Although we walked in as the doors opened we were treated with great care by our friendly waiter. They serve generous plates of very delicious food. I had the bacon, banana, syrupy and mascarpone french toast stack and hubby had the Cafe Breakfast. The perfect breakfast for the long road ahead! - Thank you.
Written 4 April 2020
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Anactoria
Suider Paarl4 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2020 none
I spent two months in the lovely town of Graff-Reinet last year and was disappointed that Our Yard was the only coffee shop left in town. The food is good but the service leaves a lot to be desired. I was served caffeinated coffee when I asked for decaf which was unacceptable as I am very sensitive to caffeine for health reasons. For the first month I was there the juicer was broken for a WHOLE MONTH and every time I asked about it I was treated with irritation. It got so bad that I would arrive and greet one of the waiters and not be greeted back. I was treated like a difficult customer but did not deserve it all! Why there is no manager for such a busy establishment puzzles me. The only person I saw was a lady rep with red hair who kept to the room adjacent to the kitchen. No one except the waiters ever approached my table. The waiters need training badly. On one occasion I sat at a table and no none served me. When I finally ordered the homemade iced tea I was told there wasn't any. So I got up to leave and the waiter looked happy to see this. I felt very unwelcome. I expect a local place to feel welcome, it was just the opposite.
Written 11 June 2021
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Charlene & Cisca
Centurion14 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 friends
Cute little place on a picturesque street in Graaf-Reinet. Comfortable seating with a gorgeous tree in the courtyard. The Eggs Benedict on potato rosti was really tasty and the coffee from Maria’s was amazing. Staff was a little slow but order was right first time.
Written 24 August 2021
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247LiveLife
South Africa1060 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
We went for breakfast as we didn't want to have it at our hotel, and wished that we had stayed at the hotel to eat! We really expected more from this place being No 1 Restaurant in town! The Muesli with fruit and yoghurt was a few huge slices of fruit with a small bowl of yoghurt and a big bowl of granola. The omelette was tiny with very little filling. We had to beg for service, (and milk for my tea) staff just didn't seem to care, and were very slack with no energy. No management on duty
Written 16 July 2022
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Pat Q
Kilkenny226 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022 none
Our hotel (Queen Manor) recommended this place within walking distance. We loved the lamb so much we returned for dinner both evenings, and we breakfasted here after an early Desolation Valley trip. Wonderful creamy (thyme or pepper etc) sauces, very good choice of wine from their shop, 50r corkage. Heavenly lamb.
Written 12 March 2022
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Jcraigh
Miami Beach182 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 none
It is a strange fact that you can find carrot cake on many menus in the Karoo. I suppose the sandy soil makes carrot growing easy enough to do. Anyway, Our Yard offers the best version in the Karoo and one of the best that I have ever had anywhere. The coffee which is roasting right next door (we sat downwind) is also very lekker and the setting very urbane. Delightful.
Written 22 February 2021
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susanshark
7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 couples
According to your website this is the nr one place to eat. I have eaten at Polka before and would rather return. Our yard has a good wine list but the room lacks atmosphere and there was no lamp or bug repellant. A fly literally fell unconscious in my plate! Food looks fine but does not taste as reflected on menu. Will rather go back to Polka next time
Written 26 February 2020
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Kardoesie
South Africa4316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2021 none
André & Melissa and their team never fail to deliver excellent service and dishes time after time. We love the flavoursome Pulled Sirloin Nachos, but also LOVE the breakfasts, especially the Eggs Benedict – the delicious dishes are presented attractively on hot plates and the portions are generous. The service is flawless and friendly. Carl, the barista, makes the best coffee in the Karoo! Ideal for an excellent Karoo meal.
Written 14 July 2021
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Emielke
Cape Town Central208 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 couples
A very modern eatery with an outside courtyard, an inside dining area and a chilled ‘working space’ and bar through the back. An extensive menu and on site coffee roastery. Lots of rooms to browse through, things to look at and/or buy from tasty foodie treats, coffees and coffee accessories, wines, beers and spirits to colourful art. We were served by a friendly and attentive waitress and enjoyed our coffees and Eggs Benedict.
Written 14 December 2022
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SamanthaSchnetler
Kempton Park15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 couples
Excellent and friendly service! The food exceeded out expectations! The burger is made in-restaurant, the dill pickle is devine with a lovely red sweet chilli type sauce on the side. Flat bread portion is big with excellent quality cheese- feta, mozzarella and cheddar! Will recommend 11/10
Written 24 November 2023
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Tyrone V
Sandton30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 none
A great stop for excellent coffee and some quirky shopping. Food all looked amazing and we bought a whole ton of take home stuff from Jams to sweets. Nice outdoor seating area in a good part of town for a wander around the streets and local shops.
Written 10 August 2022
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Kardoesie
South Africa4316 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 couples
This is our favourite eatery in Graaff-Reinet. André and his team delivers excellent service and quality dishes time after time. We love the range of dishes, but especially the sirloin nachos, the eggs benedict, the burgers, the abundant Karoo platter and many more! The service is always prompt and professional. Excellent coffee too! Ideal for an excellent Karoo meal.
Written 26 March 2023
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Sindy Singleton
Durban176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 friends
We started off with the rum tasting which was absolutely amazing. The smoke infused rum was so tasty. I also enjoyed the other tasting of rum that came on a board with 3 Different ways of drinking it. The dinner itself was delicious and the atmosphere was very homely and friendly. I absolutely LOVE this place.
Written 26 March 2023
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